Friday, November 15, 2013

Twitterature: Books for the Newborn Stage

I went on a quest to find good books to read while I was nursing my sweet baby for countless hours day and night. The books needed to fit certain criteria. I wanted them to be easy reads. The books couldn't be too sad for my emotional post baby days. I needed to be able to put them down easily in the middle of the night. But I wanted to look forward to reading them. My kindle made these books even more accessible because I didn't need to worry about having two hands free (one the hold the book and one to flip the page).

Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World that Can't Stop Talking, Susan Cain
Discussed the differences between introverts and extroverts and how our world is created for extroverts. A fun read for me, especially since I fall right in the middle of the spectrum. #LivedUpToExpectations

Left Neglected, Lisa Genova
Story of a stressed out, workaholic mother who learns to appreciate the simple things in life after she suffers tramatic brain injury post car accident. Perfect for the OT in me. #ALittleTooEmotionalPostBaby #awesomeread

Why is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me, Mindy Kaling
Filled with hilarious stories from the writer of The Office's childhood. Perfect light hearted read for after having a baby.

God I Have Issues: 50 Ways to Pray No Matter How You Feel, Mark Thibodeaux S. J.
This book gives you concrete ways to pray based on your emotions. Perfect for the emotional postpartum days. #GreatReference

How Do You Tuck in a Superhero?, Rachel Balducci
Filled with the humor that comes from raising 5 boys. It reads like a blog and is very easy to put down and pick right back up in spurts.

The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency, Alexader McCall Smith
The tale of a lady detective who lives in Africa. The book is broken up into snippets of cases, which make it easy to read when you have just small chunks of time.

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  1. I love your choices! I have read Quiet, Left Neglected, and No. 1 Ladies. Have you read Lisa Genova's Still Alice, about a woman with Alzheimers? Also very good.

    The "God I have Issues" one sounds excellent -- I'm making a note of it even as we speak ...

  2. Agreed about Mindy Kaling's book; lots of fun.

    I don't have boys, but the cover of the Superhero book might just be enough to draw me in anyway!

  3. They all sound so good! I've heard of a few of them and they are all on my "to read" list!

  4. I loved Quiet! So eye opening for me.

  5. Quiet is one of my favorite books from the past year. And I need to read Mindy Kaling's book. I don't know why I haven't picked it up yet.