- Love Warrior by Glennon Doyle Melton – I’m a fan of pretty much anything that Glennon writes and Love Warrior had been on my library loan list since it released. This memoir about the disintegration of Glennon’s Melton and the subsequent rebuilding was full of real-world quotes that I was able to take and apply to my own life and relationships. As the child of a divorced family and now, having been divorced as well, I could empathize with much of Glennon’s story. My favorite quote from the book was, “Grief is love’s souvenir. It’s our proof that we once loved. Grief is the receipt we wave in the air that says, “Look, love was once mine. I loved well.”
- Girls and Sex: Navigating the Complicated New Landscape by: Peggy Orenstein – As usual, I found this book on Anne Bogel’s Kindle Deals page. (I go there to get all the good deals curated by someone with impeccable taste.) I have four daughters (God bless my one, lone male child) and while I’m not all that old, I know that the landscape of expectations for my daughters is vastly different than it was or is for me. Eye-opening and informative, this book is worth it’s time for anyone–even mothers of boys. It’s easy to try and put blinders on and think, “not my son” or “not my daughter.” I don’t have all the answers, but I think being as fully aware as possible of the pressures faced by our kids can be empowering.
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