Books (memoir, YA and otherwise)

I Capture the Castle by Dodie Smith

Your Voice in My Head by Emma Forrest

Clothes Clothes Clothes Music Music Music Boys Boys Boys by Viv Albertine

Bonjour Tristesse by Francoise Sagan

We Are Okay by Nina Lacour

The Square Root of Summer by Harriet Reuter Hapgood

The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath

Trinkets by Kirsten Smith

M Train by Patti Smith

In Youth Is Pleasure by Denton Welch

The Outsiders by SE Hinton

The Stand by Stephen King

Tender Is The Night by F Scott Fitzgerald

Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell

Hunger Makes Me a Modern Girl by Carrie Brownstein

Girl by Blake Nelson

Dolce Vita by Iseult de Teran

Paradoxical Undressing by Kristen Hersh

Prudence by Jilly Cooper

I’ll Give You The Sun by Jandy Nelson

The Rules Do Not Apply by Ariel Levy

If Birds Fly Back by Carlie Sorosiak

Peerless Flats by Esther Freud

How To Murder Your Life by Cat Marnell

For Esme with Love and Squalor by JD Salinger

Fans of The Impossible Life by Kate Scelsa

The House of the Spirits by Isabel Allende

The Year of Magical Thinking by Joan Didion

Heartburn by Nora Ephron

Strangeland by Tracey Emin

Jazz by Toni Morrison

Birdy by Jess Vallance

Station Eleven by Emily St John Mandel

Somewhere Towards The End by Diana Athill

Motherhood by Shelia Heti

Wide Sargasso Sea by Jean Rhys

The Outrun by Amy Liptrot

Maybe You Should Talk To Someone by Lori Gottlieb

Notes to Self by Emilie Pine

The Golden Notebook by Doris Lessing

Puffball by Fay Weldon

Birthday Letters by Ted Hughes

The Loved One by Evelyn Waugh

The First Bad Man by Miranda July

Music (Desert Island Albums)

The Future by Leonard Cohen

In Utero by Nirvana

Stories From The City, Stories From The Sea by PJ Harvey

Experimental Jetset Trash & No-Star by Sonic Youth

Celebrity Skin by Hole

Court and Spark by Joni Mitchell

The Boatman’s Call by Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds

Diamonds and Pearls by Prince

You Are Free by Cat Power

Two Suns by Bat for Lashes

Hormonally Yours by Shakespears Sister

Divers by Joanna Newsom

Without You I’m Nothing by Placebo

Transformer by Lou Reed

Le Tigre by Le Tigre

Darkness on the Edge of Town by Bruce Springsteen

Under the Pink by Tori Amos

Desire by Bob Dylan

If You’re Feeling Sinister by Belle and Sebastian

Beyond Waves by Domino Kirke

The Immaculate Collection by Madonna


Grey Gardens


The Craft

Paris is Burning

Paris, Texas

Betty Blue

Desperately Seeking Susan


Rosemary’s Baby

All About My Mother


The Crow

Buffalo 66

Black Swan

Obvious Child

Two Days in Paris

Barefoot in the Park


Serial Mom

The Wedding Singer

Riding in Cars with Boys


Beatle: George

Stone: Keith

Spice Girl: Geri

Ramone: Deedee

Lipstick: Cherries in the Snow

Fictional character: Topaz Mortmain

Couple goals: Serge et Jane

Milk: Oat