What to Read Right Now: March 2013

3.3.13

girlreading With ski week and spring break ahead, we’re starting to stack up some books for vacation. Here’s what we think looks great.

It’s all over the headlines and hasn’t even been released to the public, but Sheryl Sandberg’s book Lean In: Women, Work and the Will to Lead, will be the book to talk about for the next few months – especially with the other big Silicon Valley female boss, Yahoo’s Melissa Mayer, having created a kerfuffle over flex time.

We are really enjoying Top Dog: The Science of Winning and Losing by Po Bronson and Ashley Merryman – it is chock full of detail and wisdom, so we’re finding that we read a bit at a time, but that the information seeps slowly into our brain in a a helpful manner (especially in terms of parenting).

Speaking of which, Andrew Solomon’s Far From the Tree: Parents, Children and the Search for Identity starts with the premise that diversity is what unites us all, and goes onto explore the factors that make our children different (from deafness to autism to athleticism to giftedness) and how they create compassion for each other.

Finally, we raced through George Saunders’ Tenth of December last month, and were inspired to go back and read Kurt Vonnegut.ย  So, Cat’s Cradle is on our bedside table, too.