Category Archives: Reading List

Find great books to add to your reading list. With book notes, round-up lists of great seasonal books, and hundreds of hours of research, I’ll bring you dozens of good books to read, updated regularly. Want to get smarter, faster? Read my book notes and skim my recommendations for what to read (and what to skip).

7 Moving Memoirs on Life, Death, Sex, Poverty and Parenting

Here are seven memoirs that have stuck with me long after I’ve put them down. From parenting to social pressure, to the deep history of a country, to reckoning with death, dying, and growing up poor: this collection of books takes you inside the experiences of different human lives.Read the article

Summer Reading List

There’s not much I like more than curling up with a good book and being swept away into a story or deep into a new set of ideas. This year, I’m tracking everything I read on my reading list, and making sure that half the list is made up of books by women. Now, midwayRead the article

Book Notes: How to Talk so Little Kids Will Listen

This book is a great management book in disguise as a parenting book: how to talk to little kids is a great advice tool for how to talk to anyone.Read the article

2017 Book List

In 2017, one of my goals is to read more books by women and by people of color. As part of my year of devotion and paying more attention to where I spend my mental energy, I’m keeping track of all of the books I read. Here’s an ongoing list of books I’m reading this year.Read the article

Summertime Fiction Reading Recommendations

In my last post on great book reads, I asked you all for your fiction recommendations and I got a ton of great ideas I thought I’d compile and share here. As it gets hot outside (at least for those of us in the Western Hemisphere), and especially for those of us (ahem, me), who are nursing and bringingRead the article

Spring 2016 Reading List: Fiction, Feminism, and Rethinking Business

This Spring Reading List is brought to you by: excellent fiction, the powers of feminism, rethinking business priorities (can we say sleep, anyone?), and a biting look at what happens when a 50-something Newsweek editor takes on a new job at a 20-something startup. ** Some favorites in narrative and fiction** The Girl on the Train —Read the article

Record It While It’s Happening: Rachel Cusk on Emotions, Mamahood, and Becoming a Parent

Even though dragging myself out of bed and dealing with morning sickness does not make it fun to keep up with my writing habit, I also know that these feelings are fleeting. They won’t last forever, and I want to capture them while they’re here, so I can remember what it’s like. I have no ideaRead the article

What Are The Best Books On Life And Meaning You Should Have A Copy Of?

On my desk, there are a few stacks of books that surpass the kindle test. While I am a huge believer in the beauty of physical books, I also put an equal amount on my tablet. But beyond the bookshelves and the kindle — among the thousands of books my husband and I read — there are a fewRead the article

Desire, Feelings, and Inner Softness: Why Is It So Hard To Feel Good? The Desire Map, by Danielle LaPorte

1. A confession. The first time I picked up my copy of Danielle LaPorte’s Desire Map I could hardly finish it. I watched as social posts flickered in my online vision, people talking about its brilliance and I wondered why I couldn’t handle it. Personally, I wanted to throw it against the wall. It tookRead the article

The best of the blog: behind the scenes on organization, archives, and new reading collections for your weekend.

What does 250 blog posts look like? A look back at the archives and the best bits from three years of blogging.Read the article