Spring is here! This post is part of a series where I promote the Best Books of each season. It’s an opportunity for you to discover some books that might be perfect for your reading list. Think of it as similar to a Book of the Month club but more accurate since I only recommend the best books.
1: Not Your Mother’s Book… on Parenting
When it comes to parenting, there is no one-size-fits-all strategy. There are many different ways to raise kids and be a good parent. Whether you’re a young first-time mom or dad or an older parent of adult children who’s looking for ideas and inspiration, we want to know about the parenting books that have made a difference in your life and how you see your role as a parent.
Maybe you’d like to recommend a book that helped you deal with the many emotions of becoming a new parent. Perhaps you want to share a book that helped you understand your child’s temperament and how it affects his or her behavior. Or perhaps there’s a parenting book that made your laugh, inspired you or gave you practical advice on how to deal with problems like colic, tantrums and sleep deprivation.
Whether they’re written by renowned experts in the field of child development or by parents like yourself, tell us which parenting books have helped you become more confident in your role as a parent.
2: Go the F**k to Sleep
Sleep is one of the most important things you do every day. But when it comes to getting a good night’s sleep, we often go about it the wrong way. We try to get as much sleep as possible — and then we feel guilty about not getting enough. That’s why I decided to write a book on the subject.”
3: The Worst-Case Scenario Survival Handbook
One of the most important things to do when you’re in a dangerous situation is to stay calm. That can be easier said than done, but it’s an essential part of survival. A panicked person makes bad decisions and is more likely to get hurt. Keep in mind that panicking is contagious — if someone around you starts freaking out, it’s all the more reason for you to keep your cool.
The other important thing to do is think clearly and logically. If your car has slid off the road and down an icy embankment, don’t try to climb back up immediately — the safest thing to do might be to wait for help.
4: White Noise by Don DeLillo
White Noise is the eighth novel by Don DeLillo, published by Viking Press in 1985. It won the U.S. National Book Award for Fiction
White Noise tells the story of Jack Gladney, a professor of Hitler studies at a liberal arts college in Middle America. The book describes his growing sense of anxiety about death and mortality amidst a culture obsessed with chemicals, pharmaceutical drugs, and media saturation.
It also contains elements of postmodern metafiction and philosophical discourse.
The novel is humorous at times but also contains dark humor, as well as tragic elements that marked a new direction for DeLillo’s writing: the depiction of an American middle-class family caught up in the modern world’s spiritual vacuum
The novel was chosen by TIME magazine as one of the 100 best English-language novels from 1923 to 2005.
5: Shrill by Lindy West
Shrill by Lindy West is the best book I’ve ever read. It’s not just a funny memoir, it’s not just an important piece of social commentary, and it’s not just a feminist manifesto. It is all of these things and more.
This book gives me so much hope for the future. To explain why, I have to get a little personal.
I’ve been fat my entire life, and even though I’m now in my 30s and have a good relationship with food, exercise, my body and myself, old habits die hard. Reading this book was an absolute revelation for me. For the first time in years, I’ve stopped worrying about whether or not what I’m wearing makes me look fat (it does); for the first time in years, I’ve stopped obsessing about losing weight; for the first time in years, I’ve started feeling comfortable in my own skin again.
The Best Books of Spring 2022 list is a compilation of books which have garnered the most popularity during the year. It was an exciting year filled with new stories, new characters and new plot twists. Our list includes some of these as well as anticipated sequels to hit franchises and original works by budding authors.