Thursday, February 7, 2013

On My Bookshelf

These days finding time to read is a challenge. Often, if there is time before I’m ready to call it a day, I spend those moments with Alex, on the couch, watching his next reality TV favorite. (think Gold Rush, Storage Wars, etc.) That’s what they call true love:)

But those things I have read this year so far have proven to be excellent. I find that these days anything that I read must be worthwhile and able to be picked up on whim…meaning I might get a chapter or two in before it begins to collect dust on the dresser. And then it may get picked back up in a week or two if its lucky.

Finished Books

- Bringing Up Bebe by Pamela Druckerman
This may have been my favorite book of 2013 so far. I have much more to say, but for me this book was liberating.
 - Flying with Baby by Meg Collins
Short, sweet, informative, and packed with the best tips for flying with kiddos. Definitely worth $2.99.
 - Baby-Led Weaning Book and Cookbook by Tracey Murkett
Great read if you are at all interested in bypassing purees in the feeding of your kids. Informative and very interesting!

In the middle of

- The Meaning of Marriage by Tim Keller
Such a great book on marriage. Quite possibly the best one I’ve read yet and I’ve read A LOT of them with my mentor.
 - Desperate by Sarah Mae and Sally Clarkson
I’m halfway through this one and every chapter so far I’ve had tears. There is so much in this that I NEED to hear and so much that I NEED to know others have felt, gone through, and experienced. So far it’s my tied as my favorite book of the year so far.
Just cracked open

So excited to read more of this one. I’m always interested in ways to simplify and rid our lives of things that hinder us. Although if I’m honest, I’m not sure I can be as radical as Jen was:)
 - The Mission of Motherhood by Sally Clarkson
I’m very excited to get started reading this one. I have so much to write about going from an infertile woman to a mother. I never knew the emotions that would come and the things I’d struggle through but I’m hoping this can help make sense of the mayhem.
Obviously I need some new options for fiction and non-parenting books…
So what have been some of your favorite books?


  1. I enjoyed Bringing Up Bebe as well. I read it before P was born - I should read it again. It's always interesting to learn about another cultural perspective on parenting.

    I love Storage Wars!

    1. Hi Paige...I actually love storage wars too:) I need to buy Bringing UP Bebe so I can highlight all my favorite parts!

  2. I have wanted to read Bringing up Bebe, and I forgot all about it until I read this post. Thanks for the reminder! :) I really miss reading, too.

    1. And then when we have time to read, we shall miss the little years! ahh...motherhood:)