Updated: Aug 22, 2022
I finally got to talk to one of my favorite authors, Meg Elison. She has written the Road to Nowhere series, Big Girl, and a whole lot more! If you read the reviews on this site, you know I fawned over her piece in Best Lesbian Erotica v6. You can listen to my full interview on this week’s Fat Chicks on Top episode 207.
One of the great things to come out of this episode was a wonderful reading list! Meg talks about books she loved, those that changed the way she understood her body, and fiction that made her feel seen. I know the ones on this list I have read have all been wonderful.
So, if you are looking to put together your summer reading list, here is a great place to start!
Books mentioned in Meg Elison interview, episode e207
Sabrina Springs. Fearing the Black Body: The Racial Origins of Fat Phobia
Boston Women’s Health Collective and Judy Norsigan. Our Bodies, Ourselves
Virgie Tovar, You Have the Right to Remain Fat
Siri Walker, Dietland
Julie Murphy , Dumplin’
Julie Murphy, If the Shoe Fits
Kate Staymen-London, The One to Watch
Peter Benchly, Jaws
Sinclair Sexsmith, ed., Best Lesbian Erotica, volume 6
Meg Elison, The Unnamed Midwife
Meg Elison, The Book of Etta
Meg Elison, Book of Flora
Meg Elison, “The Pill” in Big Girl
Collette, The Collective Stories of Collette
Pat Califia, Macho Sluts
Melinda Lao, Last Night at the Telegraph Club
Gretchen Felker-Martin Manhunter