I used to be a voracious reader when I was younger, but somewhere between working a 9-5 job and chasing after two energetic boys, I've been pretty consistently reading less and less. In an effort to get back on the book horse, so to speak, I've tried to join book clubs, both virtual and in town. But my attempts are usually thwarted due to the challenges of coordinating mid-week evening schedules with childcare and work.
So in an effort to read a few more books each year, I'm committing to a quarterly reading list. It's not much, but it's better than nothing.
And I realized last year I only read non-fiction books. Strange I know. But parenting and business books are what's speaking to me at this season of life. So I'm picking three books to read each quarter: one parenting, one politics or business, and one fiction book.
So without further ado, here's my selection for my Summer/Fall (3rd quarter) readling list. Feel free to join along, or let me know if you have any suggestions for next quarter's list!
- Siblings Without Rivalry: How to help your children live together so you can live too by Adele Faber and Elaine Mazlish. Now you may not have known this, but both Mike and I are only children. So we are clueless when it comes to raising two boys. Any information about facilitating healthy sibling relationships is high on my reading list. Oh and how to deal with the noise. They make so.much.noise.
- The One Thing: The surprisingly simple truth behind extraordinary results by Gary Keller and Jay Papasan. This seems to be at the top of many recommended business reading lists, so I thought I'd check it out. I'm always looking for help balancing it all (but aren't we all?!).
- Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng. This has been on my reading list for a while, in fact it was on a local bookclub list that I just never got around to reading or attending. So why not read it now? It's described as "a riveting novel that traces the intertwined fates of the picture-perfect Richardson family and the enigmatic mother and daughter who upend their lives."