What I read in 2019.

January 2019

  1. The Organized Home, Julie Carlson
  2. Great With Child, Beth Ann Fennelly
  3. The Natural Pregnancy Book, Aviva Jill Romm
  4. Mindful Birthing, Nancy Bardacke
  5. Birthing from Within, Pam England and Rob Horowitz
  6. Achtung Baby, Sara Zaske
  7. Diastasis Recti, Katy Bowman
  8. Walking in America, ed. Donald Zochert
  9. Jayber Crow, Wendell Berry
  10. Attention: Dispatches from a Land of Distraction, Joshua Cohen
  11. Whole Body Barefoot, Katy Bowman
  12. Move Your DNA, Katy Bowman

February 2019

  1. Pregnancy, Childbirth and the Newborn, Penny Simkin, et al.
  2. Last Child in the Woods, Richard Louv
  3. Don’t Just Sit There, Katy Bowman
  4. Provocations, Camille Paglia
  5. Amazing Baby, Desmond Morris
  6. Of Woman Born, Adrienne Rich
  7. Selected Stories, Nadine Gordimer
  8. The Weather Detective, Peter Wohlleben
  9. Walk Yourself Well, Sherry Brourman
  10. Montessori from the Start, Paula Polk Lillard
  11. Movement Matters, Katy Bowman
  12. Plastic-Free, Beth Terry
  13. Oh, What a Paradise It Seems, John Cheever
  14. Dreamland: The True Tale of America’s Opiate Epidemic, Sam Quinones
  15. He Held Radical Light, Christian Wiman
  16. The Sibley Guide to Trees, David Allen Sibley

March 2019

  1. What If This Were Enough?, Heather Havrilesky
  2. Mating in Captivity, Esther Perel
  3. The Womanly Art of Breastfeeding, ed. Diane Wiessinger
  4. Real Food for Pregnancy, Lily Nichols
  5. The Coddling of the American Mind, Greg Lukianoff and Jonathan Haidt
  6. Digital Minimalism, Cal Newport
  7. Birth Matters: A Midwife’s Manifesta, Ina May Gaskin
  8. Gentle Birth, Gentle Mothering, Sarah J. Buckley
  9. NurtureShock, Po Bronson and Ashley Merryman

April 2019

  1. The Braindead Megaphone, George Saunders
  2. Ina May’s Guide to Breastfeeding, Ina May Gaskin
  3. Choosing to Love the World, Thomas Merton
  4. Active Birth, Janet Balaskas
  5. The Book of Delights, Ross Gay
  6. Seculosity, David Zahl
  7. The Happiest Baby on the Block, Harvey Karp
  8. The First Forty Days, Heng Ou
  9. Brain Rules for Baby, John Medina
  10. HypnoBirthing, Marie F. Mongan
  11. Healthy Sleep Habits, Happy Child, Marc Weissbluth
  12. Educated, Tara Westover
  13. Shameless: A Sexual Revolution, Nadia Bolz-Weber

May 2019

  1. All the Lives We Ever Lived, Katharine Smyth
  2. Dancing at the Edge of the World, Ursula K. Le Guin
  3. The Beauty of the Husband, Anne Carson
  4. Notes from No Man’s Land, Eula Biss
  5. History, Elsa Morante
  6. Cribsheet, Emily Oster
  7. My Private Property, Mary Ruefle
  8. The Little Virtues, Natalia Ginzburg

June 2019

  1. Honored Guest, Joy Williams
  2. The Bookshop, Penelope Fitzgerald
  3. The Emigrants, W.G. Sebald
  4. When You Are Engulfed in Flames, David Sedaris
  5. Breaking and Entering, Joy Williams
  6. Finding Beauty in a Broken World, Terry Tempest Williams
  7. A World Lit Only by Fire, William Manchester

July 2019

  1. The Gardener’s Essential Gertrude Jekyll
  2. Silences, Tillie Olsen
  3. Bringing Up Bébé, Pamela Druckerman

August 2019

  1. 300 Arguments, Sarah Manguso
  2. Never Home Alone, Rob Dunn
  3. The Collected Schizophrenias, Esmé Weijun Wang
  4. Act Natural: A Cultural History of Misadventures in Parenting, Jennifer Traig
  5. The Wonder of Boys, Michael Gurian

September 2019

  1. Anam Cara, John O’Donohue
  2. Doxology, Nell Zink
  3. What to Read and Why, Francine Prose
  4. Escapes, Joy Williams
  5. Wild at Home, Hilton Carter
  6. Blood Horses, John Jeremiah Sullivan

October 2019

  1. Our Wild Calling, Richard Louv
  2. A Walking Life, Antonia Malchik
  3. The Red Parts, Maggie Nelson
  4. The House of the Spirits, Isabel Allende
  5. Two Lives and a Dream, Marguerite Yourcenar
  6. Vertigo, W.G. Sebald

November 2019

  1. Across the Bridge, Mavis Gallant
  2. The Story of the Human Body, Daniel E. Lieberman
  3. Mountains Beyond Mountains, Tracy Kidder
  4. Because Internet, Gretchen McCulloch
  5. On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous, Ocean Vuong
  6. Life of the Beloved, Henri Nouwen
  7. Coventry: Essays, Rachel Cusk
  8. If Not Winter, Sappho (translated by Anne Carson)
  9. Self-Portrait in Black and White, Thomas Chatterton Williams

December 2019

  1. Baby Signing 1-2-3, Nancy Cadjan
  2. Baby-Led Weaning, Tracey Murkett
  3. It’s a Boy, ed. Andrea J. Buchanan
  4. Something That May Shock and Discredit You, Daniel Mallory Ortberg
  5. The Testaments, Margaret Atwood
  6. Becoming Human, Jean Vanier