*FAVORITES

2017, running list...

  • Help Thanks Wow by Anne Lamott
  • Very Good Lives by J.K. Rowling
  • Matilda by Roald Dahl
  • Where'd you go Bernadette by Maria Semple
  • A Little Book of Hygge by Meik Wiking
  • *Chasing Slow by Erin Loechner
  • A Year Between Friends by Maria Alexandra Vettese and Stephanie Congdon Barnes
  • Made by Hand by Lena Corwin
  • *The Hidden Life of Trees by Peter Wohlleben
  • No-Drama Discipline by Dan Siegel
  • Wonder by R.J. Palacio
  • The Rules Do Not Apply by Ariel Levy
  • The Year of Magical Thinking by Joan Didion
  • The Sleep Revolution by Arianna Huffington
  • Sometimes Amazing Things Happen by Dr. Elizabeth Ford
  • The Four Tendencies by Gretchen Rubin

2016 list

  • Art Inc. by Lisa Congdon
  • *Essentialism by Greg McKeown
  • *Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert
  • Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell
  • Modern Lovers by Emma Straub
  • The Happiness Project by Gretchen Rubin
  • *Tiny Beautiful Things by Cheryl Strayed
  • Blink by Malcolm Gladwell (not a fan of this one, couldn't get into the character profiles)
  • *10% Happier by Dan Harris (audio)
  • Not That Kind of Girl by Lena Dunham
  • The Vacationers by Emma Straub (audio)
  • The Big Leap by Gay Hendricks
  • How to Talk so Kids will Listen and Listen so Kids will Talk by Adele Faber & Elaine Mazlish (this was excellent, very practical, I use the tips often)
  • The War of Art by Steven Pressfield (this would have been kind of cool if I hadn't already read and loved Big Magic. Big Magic resonated much more, for me)
  • How Children Succeed by Paul Tough (this was great, inspired me to look into Angela Duckworth's work, this one of was more conceptual whereas Helping Children Succeed was more practical)
  • Helping Children Succeed by Paul Tough
  • *Love Warrior by Glennon Doyle Melton (I LOVED this so so so so much but then I read Carry On, Warrior and loved it even more so Carry On made the faves list)
  • Dark Matter by Black Crouch
  • *Carry On, Warrior by Glennon Doyle Melton
  • Grit by Angela Duckworth
  • Quiet by Susan Cain
  • *Better Than Before by Gretchen Rubin
  • The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo
  • Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone by J.K. Rowling
  • The Blue Zones by Dan Buettner
  • In the Company of Women by Grace Bonney

Children's books we love:

  • Charlotte's Web by E.B. White
  • Up in the Garden, Down in the Dirt by Kate Messner
  • My Name is Not Isabella by Jennifer Fossberry
  • Girrafes Can't Dance by Giles Andreae
  • Pete the Cat and his Four Groovy Buttons by Eric Litwin
  • Pete the Cat Rocking in my School Shoes by Eric Litwin
  • Crafty Chloe Dress-up Mess-up by Kelly DiPucchio
  • The Feelings Book by Todd Parr
  • Hooray for Hat by Brian Won
  • This is not my Hat by Jon Klassen
  • The Paper Bag Princess by Robert Munsch
  • I Don't Want a Cool Cat by Emma Dodd
  • Lady Liberty's Holiday
  • Rosie Revere Engineer
  • Ada Twist Scientist
  • Little Lola by Julie Saab
  • Dogs by Emily Gravett
  • All the Water in the World by George Ella Lyon
  • Home by Carson Ellis
  • Ladybug Girl by David Soman
  • Pizza Kittens by Charlotte Voake
  • Of Thee I Sing by Barack Obama
  • Sophie's Squash by Pat Zietlow Miller and Anne Wilsdorf
  • The Rainbow Fish by Marcus Pfister and J Alison James
  • Pretty Minnie in Paris by Danielle Steel
  • Madeline by Ludwig Bemelmans
  • Tiny Humans by Brandon Stanton
  • Grimelda the Very Messy Witch