Babyccino mama reads


I have to admit since having children my reading habit has really slowed down. I’m either too busy packing up the lunches for the next day, or as soon as my head hits the pillow I’m asleep! However, now that they are getting a bit older and my nights are less broken (Helena still needs very little sleep) I love sitting down with a good book and drinking cups of tea.

As much as I love asking other parent’s what they are reading with their children I equally love to know what they are reading themselves. So……. we’ve started a hashtag on IG called #babyccinomamareads where we’d love you to share what you are reading now.

I’m just about to start The Elegance of the Hedgehog by Muriel Barbery. It has mixed reviews but I trust the friend who recommended it to me and I can’t wait to delve deeper into it! I’ll let you know what I think.

In the meantime, please share with us your current reads.

Vanessa xx



Comments (7)

October 26, 2015

Love this! I too have seen such a drastic drop in the number of books I read compared to when I wasn’t a mother. Oh – the days I used to devour a whole book in one day….I can barely remember it. But I feel so strongly that if I’m constantly encouraging the children to read, then they need to see me doing it too. So I’m trying ever so hard to read more (a dinner conversation earlier this year with Courtney was actually one of the things that’s kept me motivated). I’ve completed almost four books in the last 7 months. Welp. It’s not a great improvement, but it’s something.

October 26, 2015

I loved that book and hope you do too!

October 26, 2015

This book is so beautiful, I read it perhaps a year ago and it is such a celebration of the magnificence in the ordinary- I hope you enjoy it x

October 27, 2015

I loved the movie! And had no idea it was based on a book until reading this.

October 27, 2015

Very touching and beautiful book!

October 27, 2015

sounds intriguing! I have been trying to read more this year and will definitely add this to my list (may try it in french actually 🙂
my recommendations: Paper Love by Sarah Wildman – nonfiction but beautifully written, and an amazing story. Also Evening by Susan Minot and A Tale for the Time Being by Ruth Ozeki.

Emma Balkin
October 28, 2015

I have just started reading Nora Webster by Colm Toibin. It is set in Ireland in the late 1960s and follows a mother of four who has just lost her husband. There is something about Toibin’s ability to paint a portrait of a person and a place in time that is really gripping.
I highly recommend his book Brooklyn about an Irish girl who emigrates to New York in the 1950s. It’s about belonging, duty and identity and is just really, really good!

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