OK, so finding time to read as a mom is pretty hard, but if your resolution is to read more this year, we've got a fun challenge to inspire you to get those pages turning. The 2017 POPSUGAR Moms Reading Challenge contains a list of types of books rather than specific suggestions, so whether you comb through the bestseller list, google our topics and find something random, or reach out to your bookworm friends, you can choose the books for your challenge however you'd like (making your own decisions . . . a rare luxury these days).
Print out our list below, put it somewhere the kids can't reach, and get reading! (And if you're super ambitious and want to try to complete a mom-free reading challenge as well, check out the official 2017 POPSUGAR Reading Challenge.)
- A book that's been sitting on your nightstand since before you had kids.
- A book by a mom for moms.
- A book about child behavior (especially if you have a toddler).
- A book about a mystical world you can pretend to live in alone.
- A book about someone without kids.
- A book you loved as a child.
- A book that highlights the humor in parenting.
- A book recommended by a mom friend.
- A book about your favorite prebaby hobby.
- A bestselling book that your book club would read if you had time for a book club.
- A book that's becoming a movie this year so you have an excuse to hire a sitter.
- A book you and your kids can read together.
- A book short enough to finish on secret trips to the bathroom to escape the kids.
- A book by an author you love.
- A book you've already read that changed your life prekids.
- A book written by a parenting expert.
- A book that takes place in a dystopian world (where maybe kids are better behaved).
- A book in which the main characters are children.
- A book about a pregnant woman.
- A book that's easy enough to read while sitting in the carpool line at school.