July Books

How Children Raise Parents by Dan Allender is a great framework for thinking about parenting, but could be slightly more practical. I recommend it highly for parents of children in any age or stage. (9/10)

A Curtain of Green & Other Stories was the first short story collection published by Eudora Welty and it was a great read. Some stories are better than others, “The Key” and “A Worn Path” were my favorites. (8.5/10)

Subtitled “Adventures in Loving Your Neighbors,” Margot Starbuck’s Small Thing with Great Love is a choose-your-own-adventure style book about being compassionate where you are. Great ideas but not overwhelming. (8/10)

The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde is a fun little play that everyone should read once. (9.5/10)

3 responses to “July Books

  1. I recently finished Margot Starbuck’s memoir (The Girl in the Orange Dress) and was just pondering whether to read Small Things with Great Love! Thanks for your thoughts on it.

  2. Thanks, adding How Children Raise Parents and The Importance of Being Earnest to my list. Realized I’ve never read the latter. :)

  3. How Children Raise Parents is an interesting title for a parenting book. I realize it is not just a title, -I nod as I read it- but it is the truth that children can help parents be grown up. The question is “how”.

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