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).

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, midwayKeep Reading

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.Keep Reading

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.Keep Reading

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 bringingKeep Reading

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 —Keep Reading

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 ideaKeep Reading

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 fewKeep Reading

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 tookKeep Reading

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.Keep Reading

Step Out Of Your Comfort Zone: Why We Should Strive to Die Empty by Todd Henry

The cold water shocked my arms and sent a panic message from my limbs to my brain–and my heart. I was set to make a big swim–a 1.5 mile arc from San Francisco’s Alcatraz Island to Ghirardelli Square, the famed Alcatraz swim. The thing is, I said I would do it naked as part ofKeep Reading