5 Books Every Mom Should Be Reading This Month

5 Books Every Mom Should Be Reading This Month

When it comes to reading, I used to be the type who read one book at a time. As I move further and further down my career path, I’m finding I read a lot of books for professional growth. As a mom to three daughters, I also read a lot more decidedly feminist literature than ever before.

This month I’ve been reading a variety of books for personal reflection, professional growth, and just plain pleasure. I’ll provide all the links below so you can try these out. Note that these are affiliate links, so at no cost to you, I will be compensated if you make a purchase. Click on any link to add it right to your cart on Amazon.

Designing Your Life: How to Build a Well-Lived, Joyful Life

Designing Your Life Book Review

Though I’ve just started this book, I’m already really loving it. The introduction can drag on just slightly as it really tries to drive home why you need this book. As long as you don’t mind a bit of skimming, though, you’ll be just fine.

Once you get to the meat and potatoes of it, there is nothing but gold in here. Prepare to take an honest look at your life and the choices you’ve made, and remember that honesty with yourself is key here.

I’m also using the book along with the workbook. It isn’t included, but you can grab that from Amazon at a really affordable price.

The Designing Your Life Workbook: A Framework for Building a Life You Can Thrive In

The Hunger

Review of The Hunger by Alma Katsu

The Hunger by Alma Katsu is one of those books that I told myself I needed to read to get outside my comfort zone. Typically, I read books for work and romance novels. I’m unashamed to say that I have a love affair with historical romance novels. Every now and again I’ll read something contemporary, but give me a Scottish highland, an Irish rogue, or a Regency romance any day, and I’m a happy girl.

However, sticking to one genre can really limit your exposure to great books. I made it my resolution this year to read more genres, and this supernatural thriller doesn’t disappoint.

I’ll let you be the judge, but I’ll just say that it’s about the notorious Donner party and what evils may have been following them all along.

Breathe, Mama, Breathe: 5-Minute Mindfulness for Busy Moms

Breathe, Mama, Breathe Book Review

The best thing about this book is that it is so easy to pick up and put down as needed. The second best thing? Each section is categorized into a real life mom event. From bottle or breastfeeding to teens driving and elementary school homework, there’s something for every stage of life.

I recently re-read a chapter on sleep deprivation, and it’s inspired an upcoming post as I reflected back on the differences in how I approached that newborn postpartum period with each of my three children.

This book was also featured in the May Oxford Momma subscription box for moms. Use this link to get 10% off your first 3 months!

Clean: Overcoming Addiction and Ending America’s Greatest Tragedy

Clean Book ReviewIt is absolutely no secret that my husband has battled addiction. I speak about it often because I know there are moms reading this who don’t know what to do. I know there are dads like my husband reading my words who would give anything to change their addiction.

I have no idea the struggle my husband and others like him go through every minute of every day, and still I can say that he is my hero. He is the strongest person that I know because he is in recovery, and that’s such a hard place to get to and stay in.

Clean approaches addiction through the lens of medicine and science.

I consider this book essential to any person struggling with addiction or any family member of an addict, but it can be heavy. There are a lot of emotions tied up with addiction, so I have to read in spurts. I highly recommend it, though, even if you’re just curious about addiction in general.

Your Story Is Your Power: Free Your Feminine Voice

Your Story is Your Power ReviewThis beautifully illustrated book is simply amazing! Filled with watercolor images, quotes from famous men throughout history, and information on the purpose and evolution of feminism, this book is a must read for every woman.

The book focuses on finding your voice and using it to create a better world for women in general. “The ultimate task which you have accomplished with this book, is to find love for yourself so that you can release your fears of the patriarchy. With this love, you recognize that you are the woman that you long to be. And when you reach your heart, you bring all of us with you.”

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