7 Books Besides 'Eat Pray Love' That Cover A Year In Someone's Life

08/24/2010 07:01 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Elizabeth Gilbert got her book contract to write about a year in her life after leaving her husband, and it turned into megahit 'Eat Pray Love.'

Gilbert wasn't the only one to grab onto this conceit. AJ Jacobs lived the Bible for a year. A student transfers from Brown to an evangelical Christian school and writes about being a sinner in America's holiest university. One woman writes about her year in prison while another experiments with happiness. Readers seem to like this slice of time approach. What about you? Ready for a new idea, or happy to keep grabbing these books up? And we're sure we left out really great "year in the life" books, so let us know, in the comments section below, what we missed.

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