There are now sixty-seven books in my “next to read” pile. (A few more in the car, just in case. One in my bag, just in case. Two in the dining room, just in case. One by the bathtub, just in case. A lot in the living room…you know why.)
What I’m reading right now:
The Secrets Of Happy Families which is engaging for the moment in the way NurtureShock was
The Pale King (have been on chapter six for over a year (three years?) because I’m not ready to say goodbye)
The Art of Fielding Genuinely liked it. And learned from it.
The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao
The Male Brain
Never Let Me Go
The Female Brain
Haven’t finished but don’t care:
2666 (on page 870-something)
Gravity’s Rainbow (50 pages from the end and can’t motivate)
Favorite parenting reads:
Nurture Shock and Unconditional Parenting, which rocked my world and altered how I do things
Boys Adrift gobsmacked
Raising Your Highly Spirited Child made me cry because there are ways to do this job and not go mad with so much “a lot”-ness in the family.
Siblings without Rivalry the premise of which is fabulous and the techniques in which are just getting useful as my kids get old enough.
A couple of posts about what I do and don’t read when given a few free minutes: