Summer Reading for Busy Moms: 5 Can’t-Miss Anthologies and Collections
Summer is here, and it is time to put your feet up with a glass of lemonade and a great book.
OK, maybe that leisure time isn't always in the cards. If you're craving a good book but will probably have to put it down more than you pick it up, try one of these anthologies for a fix that is both fun and fast.
I Remember Nothing
Nora Ephron, author of Heartburn and When Harry Met Sally, shares her thoughts about life's small moments and oddities in I Remember Nothing And Other Reflections. The book is a quick read, and her casual tone feels like you are chatting on the phone with an old friend.
I recommend starting with her commentary about Teflon. At the end, she sneaks in a recipe for ricotta pancakes.
You Have Lipstick on Your Teeth
If you are craving a girlfriend fix, start with You Have Lipstick on Your Teeth And Other Things You'll Only Hear From Your Friends In The Powder Room. A collection of 39 short stories, this anthology shares stories about everything from relationships to womanhood, aging, and careers. Full of gritty humor, this book is not for the timid, but if you aren't afraid of a little TMI, you will enjoy big laughs.
Looking to remind yourself to live with intention? Check out Spilt Milk: Devotions for Moms. With relatable stories about the details that can bury us in our everyday lives and short Bible verses, Spilt Milk provides an easy way to hit the reset button during overwhelming days.
Tiny Beautiful Things: Advice on Love and Life from Dear Sugar
Cheryl Strayed, author of Wild, used to be an advice columnist who used the pseudonym “Sugar.” Tiny Beautiful Things is a collection of columns from those days at The Rumpus. No matter where you are in life, you will find pieces that resonate. It is a book that you highlight and re-read.
I Just Want to Pee Alone
Need the perfect read for after the kids are in bed? I Just Want to Pee Alone provides a group of hilarious essays to which any parent can relate. Written by bloggers from across the web, these essays provide some new voices to add to your morning social media feed as well. Where to start? Try Karen Alpert's “I Love Disney World. Wait, No, That Whole Title Is a Typo.”
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