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Reading Rocks

August 6, 2013


A good book has always been my retreat, but once I had Margaret my leisurely reading dwindled. My Kindle swiftly was replaced by child rearing-centric reads. In an effort to get small pieces of myself apart from motherhood, I’ve started reading whatever I want again and it’s like finding a familiar friend.

Here are my picks on what to read right now.

1. The Astronaut Wives Club by Lily Koppel. As a kid I dreamed of going to space. As an adult I’ll settle for reading about the ladies who were handling the day-to-day back home.

2. Yonahlossee Riding Camp for Girls by Anton DiSclafani. This book will stick with me for a long time. Wow.

3. Contagious by Jonah Berger. I loved Jonah Berger’s interview on … smart, smart man.

4. The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry by Rachel Joyce. Recommended by the fine folks at DailyCandy, I just began reading about sweet Harold Fry’s journey … so far, so good!

5. Let’s Explore Diabetes with Owls by David Sedaris. David Sedaris can do no wrong.

6. Reconstructing Amelia by Kimberly McCreight. As the mother of a daughter, this was a tough read, but it had me hooked from the first chapter. It’s a nail biter and Buzzfeed put in on their list of Books to Read Before They Hit the Big Screen.

7. Saving Normal by Allen Frances. After reading this article on The Daily Beast, this one is next on my list.

8. Florence Broadhurst: Her Secret & Extraordinary Lives by Helen O’Neill. My friend, Lisa, recommended this one and it’s the perfect beach read.