first started blogging, but unfortunately it disappeared soon after. However, it's BACK, thanks to The Estella Society! I am so excited to celebrate the awesomeness of book blogging all week long.
For Day 1, bloggers are asked to share 5 books that represent you or your interests/lifestyle. Ooooh, deep thinking here! I reached back in my book archives and came up with these:
1. The Honest Toddler: A Child's Guide to Parenting by Bunmi Laditan
My life is so kid-focused these days, since I stay home with my 4- and 2-year-old sons. And I could never make it as a stay-at-home-mom without having a solid sense of humor about it. The Honest Toddler not only is hilarious, but is a fairly accurate representation of the lighter side of parenting.
2. Run Like A Mother by Dimity McDowell and Sarah Bowen Shea
Many of you already know that I do a Well-Read Runner feature on the blog, because I also love to run! I read Run Like A Mother not long ago, and found that it accurately described the triumphs and struggles of being a running mom.
3. Bossypants by Tina Fey
Tina Fey is my spirit animal. No need to elaborate beyond that.
4. A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith
Okay, this might seem like a weird choice to describe me, since I didn't grow up in Brooklyn, or in poverty, or in the early 1900's. However, Francie Nolan is possibly my favorite fictional character of all time. As a coming-of-age story, I found this entirely relateable, even if Francie's circumstances were extremely different from mine. There is something about her voice that resonates with me.
5. Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert
While I didn't think the hype for this book was entirely warranted, I still put it on this list because Gilbert's global journey certainly describes the love of travel and adventure that my husband and I share. We did a fair amount of world traveling and exploring before our kids were born, and while our destinations are more thoroughly planned and kid-focused for now, we can't wait to one day return to the fun of globe-hopping.
Tell me a book that typifies YOU, dear readers!