A novel about bitchy girls at a Catholic school? If you've lived it, do you still want to read about it? To help decide, check out book critic Jane Ciabattari's review of Unfinished Desires at NPR. Ciabattari calls Gail Godwin's book "sumptuous and spicy."
On the topic of Catholic school, don't forget the absolutely hilarious, spot-on classic by John R. Powers, Do Black Patent Leather Shoes Really Reflect Up? In fact, a winter weekend might be the right time to read, or re-read, this funny book.