“I am self-conscious beyond measure.”–Roxane Gay
You’ll get many steamy scenes with descriptions of sex (almost entire in euphemisms), so hold on tight!
At 509 pages, Unforgivable Love is a long novel full of tangles of relationships among several characters.
Mules and Men by Zora Neale Hurston can be a hilarious read at times, all while giving insight into 1930s Floridian black communities in the swamps. Yet, this collection can struggle because it ultimately doesn’t know how to be what it wants to be.
I thought a lot about it, and the best metaphor I can use is multiple orgasms. There, I said it.
If you’re looking for a light read about a modern woman navigating two worlds and an abusive mother, Yi Shun Lai’s book is for you. Yes, I know that sounds like an oxymoron.
While Edelson’s novel wasn’t inspiring or kind to bodies, it does show the gray areas — love and hate — of relationships fat women have with their bodies. It looks at how losing fat doesn’t change a fat person.
Overall, This Will Go Down on Your Permanent Record cracks open doors but never explores what’s in the room.
A unique coming-of-age novel with diverse characters that meets the criteria for a fat-positive novel.
Andi’s fat obsession neuters her. It takes away her agency and renders her passive.