top 5 recommendation | body positive books

I’m back again with another top 5 recommendation post! Are you enjoying these little lists? I’m really enjoying putting them together. Today we’re going to be taking a look at body positive books that I’ve read or purchased recently.

  1. Shrill by Lindy West
    Y’all knew I was going to recommend this book. This is my go-to book about body positivity. This is a look at Lindy West’s life that is both hilarious and made me shout FUCK YEAH FAT GIRLS!
  2. Dumplin’ by Julie Murphy
    One of the original body positive young adult books, Dumplin’ looks at pageant culture, fatness, and the willingness to stand out (with more than a hint of Dolly Parton!)

    “There’s something about swimsuits that make you think you’ve got to earn the right to wear them. And that’s wrong. Really, the criteria is simple. Do you have a body? Put a swimsuit on it.”

  3. At Her Feet by Rebekah Weatherspoon
    This is an erotic novel that looks at submission and dominance and BDSM. It is wonderfully body positive – the love interest is described as delectably curvy and all the sexier because of it.
  4. Fat Angie by E.E. Charlton-Trujillo
     “Fat Angie may not have had a body worth promoting according to any number of fashion magazines on the market, but it was a healthier, stronger, and, quite honestly, ready-to-kick-ass-and-take-names body.”
  5. Dietland by Sarai Walker
    This is a strange book that’s kind-of a thriller, kind-of a comedy, and entirely body positive.

    “I looked at my body, the body that had kept me alive for nearly thirty years, without any serious health problems, the body that had taken me where I needed to go and protected me. I had never appreciated or loved the body that had done so much for me. I had thought of it as my enemy, as nothing more than a shell that enclosed my real self, but it wasn’t a shell. The body was me. This is your real life. You’re already living it.”

5 body positive books that I’m interested in reading include:

  1. Gabi, A Girl in Pieces by Isabel Quintero
  2. Future Perfect by Jen Larsen
  3. Fat Girl on a Plane by Kelly deVos
  4. Damsel Distressed by Kelsey Macke
  5. To Be Honest by Maggie Ann Martin

What are your go-to body positive books? Let me know, because I’m always on the look-out for more!

20 thoughts on “top 5 recommendation | body positive books

  1. whatsnonfiction says:

    I loved how Lindy West talked about body positivity in Shrill as well. That essay about the fat female role models in kids’ movies made me almost cry laughing. Such a great idea for a list!


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s