Austism In April: A Mother’s Journey During the Tween Years by Dr. April J. Lisbon

This concise book is written as a companion for any mother experiencing the joys and trials of their child who has ASD (Autistic Spectrum Disorder).  The author, a school psychologist, as well as a mother of an autistic child gives a unique voice to her book.  This book follows mother and child through the tough … Continue reading Austism In April: A Mother’s Journey During the Tween Years by Dr. April J. Lisbon

Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind by Yuval Noah Harari

This is a physically heavy book but not a heavy read. For a non-fiction book, the author lightly covers the earliest era of humans, including Neanderthals, Homo erectus and Homo sapiens. I was hoping for more information before a time when Homo sapiens had a cognitive revolution and populated the globe. The author presents ideas … Continue reading Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind by Yuval Noah Harari

The Boy Crisis: Why Our Boys Are Struggling and What We Can Do about It by Warren Farrell, PhD

The issue of the Boy Crisis has been on my radar for a couple of years now. I have read a couple of books over the last two years but this book goes a little more in depth into recent studies being done and the fact that our boys/men are being left behind. The book … Continue reading The Boy Crisis: Why Our Boys Are Struggling and What We Can Do about It by Warren Farrell, PhD

Texas Tales: Stories that Shaped a Landscape and a People by Myra Hargrave McIlvain

I have a secret.  When I need a reading break I jump into Non-fiction.  It is my rescue reading and gets me back into the real world.  This book was my rescue from the holidays.  It took me about two weeks to read it – not because of the length – but because with the … Continue reading Texas Tales: Stories that Shaped a Landscape and a People by Myra Hargrave McIlvain

Quackery: A Brief History of the Worst Ways to Cure Everything by Lydia Kang

An amusing collection of - just what the title says - Worst Ways to Cure.  This book was a very humorous look at some of the extreme measures that people have put themselves through all in the name of being healthy.  It reminded me that medicine is a practice - and I really hope someday … Continue reading Quackery: A Brief History of the Worst Ways to Cure Everything by Lydia Kang

Running With A Hurricane – Educating Boys for Manhood by Chris A. May

Non-Fiction This book arrives at just the right time in our educational world.  While we have been working hard to get our girls prepared for the world - our boys are slipping through the cracks.  If you have read Leonard Sax, MD's Why Gender Matters or Christina Hoff Sommers' The War Against Boys you have … Continue reading Running With A Hurricane – Educating Boys for Manhood by Chris A. May

Scars of Independence America’s Violent Birth by Holger Hoock

Non Fiction. While other histories of the American Revolution hint at the violence during the start of our nation, this book gives it with both barrels - literally.  There is no sugar coating here. This is a comprehensive look at a destructive as well as a productive time in our history. If you want the … Continue reading Scars of Independence America’s Violent Birth by Holger Hoock