Sunday, March 16, 2008

Non-fiction Five Challenge 2008

Challenge: Non-fiction Five
Host: Joy at Thoughts of Joy
Timeframe: May - September

Joy is graciously hosting this challenge again this year. Since I am on a fairly good non-fiction kick this year (finally!), joining this one was a no-brainer.

Last year had a few pregnancy books on my list. Following that, I'm sure I'll be reading a few parenting books between May and September.

Final list:
- The No-Cry Sleep Solution - Elizabeth Pantley (finished 30 May 2008)
Baby Signs - Linda Acredolo and Susan Goodwyn (finished 18 June 2008)
- Touchpoints: Birth to Three by Barry Brazelton - DNF
- The Stay-at-Home Survival Guide - Melissa Stanton (finished 11 June 208)
- Founding Mothers: The Women who Raised our Nation - Cokie Roberts (finished 27 July 2008)
- Positive Discipline - Jane Nelsen (finished 22 July, 2008)


tanabata said...

I have Marie Antoinette too but still haven't read it. I plan to join this too and am putting together my list of possibles. I think most of mine will be Japan related this year.

Anonymous said...

I still haven't decided whether to join this challenge (another one!) or not. I have been reading and plan to read quite a lot of non-fic this year, so it would not an entirely unrealistic goal.

Joy said...

Hooray, Hooray! Glad to see you have joined us for the Non-Fiction Five Challenge!

I read A Long Way Gone - excellent. And I read Molokai (the fiction version), but I think your non-fiction choice would have been better for me. It's definitely an interesting story. I have Positive Discipline, but have only breezed through it. I've seen Dr. Sears on Dr. Phil and Dr. Brazelton is an oldie, but goodie (unless it's his son or something like that). :)

I know you didn't ask, but I would recommend the CONCEPT of Love & Logic (Jim Fay). I do not like all the methods and some of the way Fay presents it, but overall the concept is a good one. I have always thought of it for school aged children, but I think he has books that begin younger. It's food for thought anyway. :)

Now that I think about it, there is another "version" of Love & Logic that isn't as tough, but I can't remember the name of it.