You don’t have to tell us. We’re fully aware that moms do not get a lot of time to read. There’s work, there’s home, there’s daily servitude to the tiny humans in our care — let’s just say our “me time” is limited. But that doesn’t mean it’s gone forever. In fact, most of the moms we know are very well read. How do we do it? Some combination of dedication, obsession and multitasking.
But what books should moms invest in given the scarcity of reading time?
We have quite a few ideas. And while we couldn’t pack all our favorites into this roundup — there were simply too many to keep track of — we decided to go the nonfiction route for this one. Because why bother with fiction when real #momlife is this interesting?
If you’re looking for a solid read — be it essays, memoir, self-help, parenting, poetry, even a nonfiction graphic novel for good measure — look no further. Ahead are our top picks, so get ready to take in some major life lessons while you “supervise” your kids’ bath time.
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A version of this article was originally published in November 2018.