Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Time for Mommy: Summer Reading List

Recently life dealt a few blows, as it tends to do.  Anyway, it got me thinking that I really do not do enough for myself.  Life is pretty much school and Xander.  I'm sure there are many other moms out there that forget about themselves, so I decided I would try to incorporate a few blog posts about things I'm doing for myself, under the lable of Time for Mommy.  If there is interest, I would even be willing to start a linky for other Mommy Bloggers.  Don't feel obligated to read if you're only interested in the Tot School stuff.  I won't blame you. :)

As as first step towards remembering myself, I decided to make a summer reading list.  My semester is almost done, so I want to make sure I make some time to read something other than text books!  I may even update about my progress and thoughts a few times throughout the summer, just to keep myself accountable!  Let me know if there is anything I should add!

Positive Thinking
Since I often feel tired and overworked, I have found that I often gravitate towards books on positive thinking.  They remind me to be grateful for what I have and give me hope that it will get easier.
The Happiness Project by Gretchen Rubin

I'm working on a masters to teach science, so I figure it will be good for me to throw some science non fiction in the mix.  I've never really read many of this type of book, so we will see how it goes.
The Universe in a Nutshell by Stephen Hawking
Surely You're Joking, Mr. Feynman! by Richard P. Feynman

As a Tot School mom and a future teacher, I couldn't entirely leave out education books.
The Book Whisperer by Donalyn Miller

Just for Fun
It's summer!  I need some fun books too!
Insurgent by Veronica Roth
(This is the sequel to Divergent)
Requiem by Laruen Oliver
(This is the sequel to Delirium and Pandemonium)

Casual Vacancy by J.K.Rowling
Honestly, I'm pretty nervous about this book.  I am only really reading it because I LOVED Harry Potter.  I'm trying to have low expectations.
Infernal Devices Trilogy by Cassandra Clare
This series is a prequel to her Mortal Instruments series, of which I have read a few and really enjoyed.  (I actually want to finish that series, but am waiting until a little closer to the release date of the last book.)

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