I read pretty slowly these days (a full time job and two kids can do that to you) but I still love to read, and I thought I’d share some of the books I’ve been reading lately. As I started to make this list, I realized that even though there are all different kinds of books on this list, they all center on a common theme — motherhood. I guess it’s no surprise that that’s what’s on my brain lately. Here we go with some quick twitter-style reviews. (Please forgive my silly hashtags. It’s a sickness.) I hope you find something in here that sounds interesting to you!
Your Four Year Old: Wild and Wonderful by Ames & Ilg. At this point in my parenting career, I don’t want a book to tell me what to do, I just want to know what to expect. This short but info-packed volume (part of a series that runs from Your 1 Yr Old to Your 10-14 Yr Old) does just that. #all4yearoldsareweirdbutfun #notjustmine
Glitter and Glue by Kelly Corrigan. There’s nothing like being thrust into a mothering role to make you appreciate your own mom. In her carefree early 20s, Corrigan suddenly found herself channeling her no-nonsense mom (the “glue” of the family) while nannying for a motherless family in Australia so she could afford the globe-trotting adventures she had planned when she left home. #perfectmothersdaypresent (Trigger warning: moms with cancer.)
The Blue Jay’s Dance by Louise Erdrich. Yes, it’s another memoir about a first year of motherhood, but this book is so much more – essays on nature, history, and how to be a writer in the midst of mothering needy babies and challenging teens all intertwine in this #hardtodescribebutsogood book.
The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion. Okay, this one isn’t about motherhood at all, but this quirky romantic comedy is a fun, quick read. It’s my most recommended book right now. #SilverLiningsPlaybookmeetsBigBangTheory
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