Monday Memo Category: Books

Julia Donaldson Children’s Books

How has it taken me this long to discover Julia Donaldson Children’s Books? Parents know that when it comes to reading to your children, you want to make sure you’re actually accomplishing something productive. I find so many children’s books frustratingly plotless, pointless, and unimaginative, but not these! Donaldson infuses a valuable lesson into every…

A Loving Table Book By Kimberley Whitman and Shelley Johnstone

Attention all fellow entertaining and tablescape lovers: A Loving Table came out recently and features stories from 30 women on how their mothers and grandmothers influenced and impacted their styles of entertaining. It was written by Kimberley Whitman, an entertaining expert and purveyor of all things classicly chic,  and Shelley Johnstone, one of my absolute…

Penguin Clothbound Classics: Jane Austen Collection

I love collections of classic books, but if you’re looking for a decorative set and don’t want to go old-school leatherbound (no shade, our den is full of them!), then check out Penguin Clothbound Classics like this Jane Austen Collection. One big distinction is that the design stays true to the era of the work…

A Single Revolution by Shani Silver

For anyone single (and anyone NOT single looking to be a good friend to their single pals) Shani Silver’s new book A Single Revolution is completely re-writing the ways we think about singlehood. If you’ve ever felt frustrated, exhausted, or even angry about the modern single and dating experience, this is your book! 

The Kissing Hand Children’s Book

If your children are experiencing separation anxiety around going to school, playdates, daycare, etc., The Kissing Hand is the absolute sweetest, most comforting children’s book. It’s been on Coco’s must-read list every night before bed for the past several weeks and now, anytime she goes somewhere without me, we make “kissing hands” to take with…

The Kindness Method

If you’re someone who craves new, smarter habits but has difficulty actually, you know, forming them, check out The Kindness Method. This book by Shahroo Izadi helps you strengthen your willpower, sustain your motivation and make lasting change in your life but by way of a little more self-love and kindness than we’re used to.…

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