EIGHTY NINE YEARS AGO today, F. Scott Fitzgerald published The Great Gatsby for the first time. Since then it’s become an incomparable American classic, an iconic image, and a terrible movie. To celebrate and share my love of the roaring 20’s I put together a list of books you might like if you enjoyed Gatsby.
Z: A Novel of Zelda Fitzgerald, by Therese Anne Fowler
The Paris Wife, by Paula McLain
Call Me Zelda, by Erika Robuck
The Diviners, by Libba Bray
A Moveable Feast, by Ernest Hemingway
F. Scott Fitzgerald: A Short Autobiography, collected works by F. Scott Fitzgerald
Tender is the Night, by F. Scott Fitzgerald
The Chaperone, by Laura Moriarty
Rules of Civility, by Amor Towles
Zelda, by Nancy Mitford (Can you see I have a small obsession with Zelda Fitzgerald?)
Hemingway’s Girl, by Erika Robuck
I went through a Lost Generation phase last summer (not that it’s ended), and I’ve read about half of these. While the rest are on my never ending To Read pile, they’re all about either the 20’s or the lives of Fitzgerald, Hemingway, and Zelda, a dynamic that never gets old for me, and hopefully you!
Do you love Gatsby or the 20’s era as much as I do? Happy reading, Old Sport!