We asked one of our newest board members what she’s reading – when she’s not juggling parenting, her role as Director of Sustainability at Global Endowment Management, and multiple volunteer and board commitments. Unsurprisingly, Meredith’s bookshelf is juggling genres too!
Here’s what she told us:
I’m reading Dr. Laura Markham’s Peaceful Parent, Happy Kids: How to Stop Yelling and Start Connecting, which is helping me navigate my toddler’s “Boundary Stage” (I’m told that’s the preferred term over Terrible Two’s).
Matt Taibbi’s The Divide: American Injustice in the Age of the Wealth Gap, which has me thoroughly frustrated. On a more positive note, I’ve downloaded and have every intention of reading Peter Singer’s The Most Good You Can Do: How Effective Altruism is Changing Ideas about Living Ethically – which, according to Amazon, “offers new hope for our ability to tackle the world’s most pressing problems” (let’s do this). Unfortunately it’s a bit dense and not available on Audible, so it’s on hold until my youngest sleeps through the night and I can keep my eyes open past 8 p.m!
And every year or two I re-read JD Salinger’s The Catcher in the Rye (it’s cliché but I love it), Wide Sargasso Sea by Jean Rhys (it’s the back story and reimagining of Bertha Mason, the madwoman in the attic in Jane Eyre), and Another Country by James Baldwin, which I could never do justice with a parenthetical description.