When I set out on my mission to compile a list of fiction novels about trying to conceive I came across a TON of personal memoirs by women who had faced infertility. I admit that I avoided them. I was more interested in reading a novel that followed the standard Chick Lit design, i.e. a quirky protagonist, amusing background characters, clear conflict arch and resolution. And, to be totally honest, a happy ending.
I'm still searching for books like that. I'm even pondering writing my own! But since I keep coming across these memoirs I felt it would be helpful to create a list for people that would enjoy reading them. I admit I've only read one and it was by accident (thought it was a novel!).
I'm not sure how many of these memoirs I will read. But then again, I'm not sure how long I'll be on this journey either. This is a list in progress.
Pink for a Girl by Isla McGuckin
The Inadequate Conception: From Barry White to Blastocytes: What Your Mother Didn't Tell You About Getting Pregnant by Lori Green LeRoy
Every Drunken Teenager: Why Not Me? by Kristine Ireland Waits
Hannah's Hope: Seeking God's Heart in the Midst of Infertility, Miscarriage, and Adoption Loss
So Close: Infertile and Addicted to Hope
Waiting for Daisy: A Tale of Two Continents, Three Religions, Five Infertility Doctors, an Oscar, an Atomic Bomb, a Romantic Night, and One Woman's Quest to Become a Mother
The Empty Picture Frame: An Inconceivable Journey Through Infertility
I'm Taking My Eggs and Going Home: How One Woman Dared to Say No to Motherhood