Many authors are plumbing the horrors of suburbia in their fiction. Jonathan Franzen was featured on the cover of Time for his efforts on the subject. One of the best books on the subject, and one of the best reads of the 20th Century, is Richard Yates's Revolutionary Road. You know what's romantic? Reading this book (or watching the intense and unsettling movie starring Kate Winslet and Leonardo DiCaprio) while pregnant. No, I'm not and never have been pregnant, but I've heard it can mess with an expectant parent's head. I'm all in favor.
Revolutionary Road is the story of a couple in love, a couple with dreams of returning to Europe, of writing, of living Bohemian lives in the manner of the Lost Generation. And then Frank, the husband, discovers that he's not as apathetic about his office job as he thought. He and April, his wife, buy their house in the suburbs on Revolutionary Road and betray their dreams and each other. This novel is a masterpiece--if you like Mad Men I absolutely guarantee you'll like this book--and it's a chilling unraveling of a fairy tale relationship after April discovers she's pregnant.