Novels Including or Focusing on Pregnancy
April 20, 2007 7:52 AM Subscribe
BookFilter: I’m pregnant and would love recommendations for fictional books including or centering on pregnant characters.
posted by lynda to media & arts (24 answers total) 10 users marked this as a favorite
I'm having a hard time finding non-teen pregnancy related novels. Amazon's site and listmania searches are all but useless. It seems that all women want to read when they're pregnant are non-fiction "how to" and "what to expect" types of books. I want to read novels as well though!
I especially love historical fiction and appreciate natural childbirths, so I believe I’d really enjoy a less contemporary look at pregnancy in fiction, though if there are contemporary examples which aren’t riddled with talk of medical interventions, those would be fun too. Although I'm not opposed to reading about pregnancies with complications, I worry enough as it is, so please don't include novels that are all doom and gloom or end with the mother or baby dying during childbirth.
I hate chick-lit and I’m not really into those “funny” pregnancy books like Jenny McCarthy’s or that Girlfriend’s Guide.
Any recommendations would be much appreciated!