Happy Birthday, Gatsby!



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 Fitzgeraldby Therese Anne Fowler

The Paris Wife, by Paula McLain

Call Me Zeldaby Erika Robuck

The Divinersby Libba Bray

A Moveable Feastby Ernest Hemingway


F. Scott Fitzgerald: A Short Autobiography, collected works by F. Scott Fitzgerald

Tender is the Nightby F. Scott Fitzgerald

The Chaperoneby Laura Moriarty

Rules of Civilityby Amor Towles

Zeldaby Nancy Mitford (Can you see I have a small obsession with Zelda Fitzgerald?)

Hemingway’s Girlby 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!




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