If you haven't read Nectar in a Sieve, it's a wondrous time. Sorrowful, yes, easy read, yes, beautiful--in full! It was recommended by the Feminine Genius, who has an eye for such things, and is a true picture of lovely womanhood.
If you read it in high school, read it again. It gets better with age.
Like a fine wine. (Sorry, I couldn't resist...)