Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Mom Lit . . .

After writing my review of The Undomestic Goddess, I received a few comments. One got me to thinking about Mom Lit . . . a grown-up version of Chick Lit (though in some cases not so grown up). I was excited upon entering mommyhood that this genre existed. I was entrenched in classical fiction, non-fiction, world or "the other" fiction . . . that I didn't get a chance to explore other genres that often.

So, without further adieu, here is a list of some Mom Lit authors. Aliki2006 pointed out that there are some great reviews on Literary Mama--so go check 'em out. Otherwise, here is a great place to start if you're itching for some Mom Lit:

Tales from the Crib by Jennifer Coburn
What Do You Do All Day?: A Novel by Amy Schiebe
Class Mothers by Katherine Stewart
The Yoga Mamas by Katherine Stewart
The Ivy Chronicles by Karen Quinn


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Notes From The Underbellyby Rissa Green
The Baby Trail: A Novel by Sinead Moriarty



There are SO, SO many! Have I read these? No. Do I plan to? Yeah. I think so. Why not? I read some of the reviews. Many of the not-so-good reviews came from people looking for stellar literature worthy of a Pulitzer. The good reviews came from people looking for a fun, light read. So, why not?

If you read these or come up with others, please share! I'd be happy to link to your review if, and, or when you read and review. Just let me know!

I am a voracious reader. I can have J in one arm and a book in the other. I can read all night . . . in the kitchen, on the couch, on the counter, in the office, outside the house, and even with a mouse . . . I love "acting out" what I'm reading to J. He gets a kick out of it. Pretty soon I'll have to stick with only kiddie books, but for now he doesn't care as long as mom makes like a crazy lady!

Again, please share if you've read these. I chose ones with decent reviews, but I really want to know what you think . . .






6 comments:

Beth is wfg said...

Great! Thanks for looking these up! I'll have to write 'em down and hunt 'em out the next time I go to the library. :)

I found Switchcraft by Mary Castillo this time. I'll let you know what I think of it. ;) No idea what reviews it got, though. lol.

LaskiGal said...

I found a few new authors while perusing at the library. I'm hoping to revive this post after I read a few more. Thanks for checking!

abby p said...

Thanks so much for the list! I am always looking for great books to read. Heck, I'd settle for just some fun books to read!

Manic Mom said...

Oh, I have a list of these too, and I have not read them all, only because I have written one called 40 Weeks that I am hoping to have published someday! and I never wanted to be influenced by reading the others.

However, not sure if I saw these on your list, but I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE Emily Giffin and Jennifer Weiner... Baby Proof and Little Earthquakes you might enjoy!

The Other Mother by Gwendolyn Gross?

The Bright Side of Disaster by Katherine Center was AMAZING!

Reesa74 said...

How did I miss this. I'm behind. I've read a few of these. Once I get my blog back up and running I'll have to review a few. I'll let you know which are worth your time.

LaskiGal said...

Manic Mom--this is why I loved finding your blog! I met Jennifer Weiner in Chicago. She's just as I thought she'd be. She was pretty inspirational and such fun!

I can't wait for you novel. I never knew much about this genre--being an English teacher I was stuck with the classics and grading essays and planning--no time for reading. Now, I have a bit more time and love this genre!

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