Spring Reading List

I used to pride myself on the fact that I was a book-worm and read all the time. Now, it is far from the truth, as I just don’t have the time anymore…. or the ability to focus on small black and white letters on a page. It is not that I don’t try to read, I do. I swear, but with my son, American Idol, US magazine, people.com, there are too many distractions at night….yes, I am blonde.

Here are my Spring Reading List books, because starting yesterday, I am making a commitment to read more. (These books are in no particular order).

1. By Invitation Only: How We Built Gilt and Changed the Way Millions Shop (Alexis Maybank and Alexandra Wilkis Wilson)

Invitation Only

2. Forgotten Country (Catherine Chung)

Forgotten Country

3. Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail (Cheryl Strayed)


4. Bringing Up Bebe: One American Mother Discovers the Wisdom of French Parenting (Pamela Druckerman)

Bringing up Bebe

5. Many Lives, Many Masters: The True Story of a Prominent Psychiatrist, His Young Patient, and the Past-Life Therapy That Changed Both Their Lives (Brian Weiss)

Many Masters

6. The Blood Sugar Solution: The UltraHealthy Program for Losing Weight, Preventing Disease, and Feeling Great Now! (Mark Hyman)

7. Cutting for Stone (Abraham Verghese)

Cutting for Stone

8. The Paris Wife (Paula McLain)

The Paris Wife

9. Some Assembly Required: A Journal of My Son’s First Son (Anne Lamott)

Anne Lamott

10. Other Waters (Eleni Gage)

Other Waters

11. The Grief of Others (Leah Hager Cohen)

The Grief of Others

12. In Spite of Everything (Susan Gregory Thomas)

In Spite of everything

13. The Dream Sleeper: A Three-Part Plan for Getting Your Baby to Love Sleep (Conner Herman and Kira Ryan)

Dream Team Baby

14. Super Natural Cooking: Five Delicious Ways to Incorporate Whole and Natural Foods into Your Cooking (Heidi Swanson)

Super Natural Cooking

15. NurtureShock: New Thinking About Children (Po Bronson and Ashley Merryman)


SOOOOO, there you have it, ambitious, huh?? 15 books that I want to read. I hope I am able to read these all, if not by end of spring, then by end of summer. Happy reading! What books do you want to read?

Anika Yael Natori, aka The Josie Girl

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  1. Great list! Love the mix of granola, fashion,. and motherhood. Go Josie Girl!

    • I need to order that book ASAP. The French women are the best at everything.

  2. i know it isn’t the same as curling up on the couch with a favorite book but i am a huge fan of listening to books on cd. it is a great way to get through more books (i can listen while i sew or do chores) and sometimes it can really enhance the experience. almost finished listening to “the gates” by john connolly and am LOVING it.

    • Love the idea, Midge. I just think I would probably fall asleep. What other books are you listening to on CD??? Send me more recommendations!

  3. Josie girl, if you like politics and current events, Anthony Shadid’s book House of Stone published shortly after his death in Syria a few months ago.–he was a correspondent with the New York Times, The book deals with rebuilding and refurbishing an ancestral house in Lebanon. He writes excellent prose, describes in detail the scenery, the flowers, the people, the neighbors as he fixes a home that he will no longer be able to visit.

    The other book, Cutting for Stone–similar title–covers Ethiopia and medicine and is also excellent.

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