I have just come off a month of really great reading -- both in quantity and quality of what I've read, because of several trips in July -- so it was hard for me to transition back to real life, but I'm looking forward to it.
If I Have to Tell You One More Time. . .: The Revolutionary Program That Gets Your Kids To Listen Without Nagging, Reminding, or Yelling -- I nag. I remind. I yell (mostly because I yell and remind).
Suffer the Children: The Case against Labeling and Medicating and an Effective Alternative -- I am not at all against medication. I have many good friends whose children have benefited from ADHD meds, and I have a fairly hyperactive son myself who I can't say won't be dealing with a diagnosis as he gets older, but what drew me to this title was the emphasis on family-based treatment, which reminded me of Brave Girl Eating, which I really loved.
The Next Story -- Especially because I'm about to be raising a teenager, I think that this book by Tim Challies about faith in the digital age will be interesting.
Cheat on Your Husband -- When I saw this on NetGalley, the title and cover jumped out at me (The subtitle explains "(with Your Husband): How to Date Your Spouse")I've started reading it, and it's good.
I Knew You'd Be Lovely -- I've enjoyed short story collections that I've read recently, and this one has been reviewed well, and the author, Alethea Black, shares an old-fashioned name with one of my dear friends, so that silly fact pushed me over the edge.
Our Tragic Universe -- This novel seems quirky and odd, which means it will either hit a homerun with me, or be a chore. I'm thinking (and obviously hoping for) the former.
Dear Money -- This seems like a bit of a cross between chick-lit and social satire. I'm not sure about it. I was interested, but now I can't get excited about it. I'm hoping I'll get sucked in.
Ready Player One -- This one could also be a little quirky, and was described as a "genre-buster," which also intrigues me.
Guys Read: Thriller is the second in this collection edited by Jon Scieszka
The Secret Zoo -- I want to read this aloud with Kyle.
The Penderwicks at Point Mouette -- I've been waiting for this, but want to tackle a read-aloud with Amanda.
The Fox Inheritance (Jenna Fox Chronicles) -- Amanda and I both enjoyed The Adoration of Jenna Fox audiobook, and though it wasn't initially set up to be a series (I don't think), there's a new book featuring the same issues. This audio has a different narrator, but I can't wait to hear "the rest of the story."
RECENT REVIEWS published at 5 Minutes for Books:
It's Not too Late for Summer Bridge Enrichment -- a fun flip book in addition the standard workbook makes this good for year-round use
The Whole Package -- Chick lit. Fairly mindless. But a fun read.
Racing in the Rain author interview (with GIVEAWAY)
The Orphan Sister -- An interesting family drama from an author from whom I was anxiously awaiting a new book
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