What I’m Reading

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Parenting Book of the Month 

Each month I will pick a book that is relevant to parenting and do a short “book review” post when I’m done. If it’s something you’re interested in reading, please feel free to grab a copy and read it yourself! Then we can talk about it or something.

Parenting Book February 2017: Mindset by Carol Dweck




Also reading: “Big Little Lies” by Liane Moriarty


Read in 2017:


  1. “City of Thieves” by David Benioff
  2. “Small Great Things” by Jodi Picoult
  3. “A Man Called Ove” by Fredrik Backman
  4. “To the Bright Edge of the World” by Eowyn Ivey


  1. “Why We Run” by Bernd Hinrich
  2. “Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis” by J.D. Vance
  3. “Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease: The Revolutionary, Scientifically Proven, Nutrition-Based Cure” by Caldwell B. Esselstyn Jr.
  4. “The Happiest Baby on the Block” by Harvey Karp


Read in 2016:


  1. The Signature of All Things by Elizabeth Gilbert
  2. Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell
  3. The Hypnotist’s Love Story by Liane Moriarty
  4. Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell
  5. After You by JoJo Moyes
  6. The Paris Wife by Paula McLain
  7. Secrets of a Charmed Life by Susan Meissner
  8. The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd
  9. The Book of Unknown Americans by Christina Henriquez
  10. Americanah by Chimamanda Mgozi Adichie


  1. Proof of Heaven: A Neurosurgeon’s Journey into the Afterlife by Eben Alexander
  2. When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi
  3. Committed: A Love Story by Elizabeth Gilbert
  4. Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear by Elizabeth Gilbert
  5. Furiously Happy: A Funny Book About Horrible Things by Jenny Lawson
  6. Love Does by Bob Goff
  7. Love Warrior by Glennon Doyle Melton
  8. Strangers in Their Own Land by Arlie Russell Hochschild


  1. Play by Stuart Brown (Read my book review here.)
  2. How Babies Talk: The Magic & Mystery of Language in the First Three Years of Life by Roberta Michnick Golinkoff, Ph.D. and Kathy Hirsh-Pasek, Ph.D.

Read in 2015:


  1. The Namesake by Jhumpa Lahiri
  2. Luckies Girl Alive by Jessica Knoll
  3. Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng
  4. The Last Letter From Your Lover by JoJo Moyes
  5. All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr
  6. Salvage the Bones by Jesmyn Ward
  7. Will Grayson, Will Grayson by John Green
  8. Looking for Alaska by John Green
  9. An Abundance of Katherines by John Green
  10. Love Anthony by Lisa Genova
  11. Paper Towns by John Green
  12. Winter Garden by Kristin Hannah
  13. The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah
  14. Go Set a Watchman by Harper Lee
  15. To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
  16. Me Before You by JoJo Moyes
  17. The Husband’s Secret by Liane Moriarty
  18. Mrs. Dalloway by Virginia Woolf
  19. Those We Love Most by Lee Woodruff
  20. The Sky is Everywhere by Jandy Nelson
  21. I’ll Give You the Sun by Jandy Nelson
  22. Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel
  23. Medicine Woman by Lynn V. Andrews


  1. Sippy Cups Are Not for Chardonnay: And Other Things I had to Learn as a New Mom by Stefanie Wilder-Taylor
  2. Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption by Bryan Stevenson
  3. I Am Hutterite: The Fascinating True Story of a Young Woman’s Journey to Reclaim Her Heritage by Mary-Ann Kirkby
  4. The Smartest Kids in the World: And How They Got That Way by Amanda Ripley
  5. Carry On, Warrior: The Power of Embracing Your Messy, Beautiful Life by Glennon Doyle Melton
  6. Contagious: Why Things Catch On by Jonah Berger
  7. I Heart My Little A-Holes by Karen Alpert
  8. Captive: My Time as a Prisoner of the Taliban by Jere Van Dyk
  9. Yes Please by Amy Poehler
  10. Old Souls: Compelling Evidence From Children Who Remember Past Lives by Thomas Shroder

Books I Want My Children to Read

  1. Carry On, Warrior by Glennon Doyle Melton
  2. Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert
  3. Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert
  4. Broken Open by Elizabeth Lessor
  5. The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho
  6. Love Warrior by Glennon Doyle Melton