With Laura Brading from wellread.
To round off season 2, and for our twentieth episode – I wanted to do something a little different. As a bibliophile who is constantly finding connection and reflection on motherhood through the books that I read, I thought it would be fun to do an episode featuring my top books of 2020 with themes of motherhood! Rather than a solo episode, I thought, who better to join me than Laura Brading from WellRead.
You may remember Laura as one of my guest’s from last year, she’s the co-founder of Wellread – a curated book subscription service which delivers one of the most anticipated reads of each month to your door. We spent a lot of our conversation discussing books with themes of motherhood, as we’re both avid readers and Motherhood is a topic we’re both super interested in.
We have each chosen 5 books to discuss which were published in 2020, and we also mention few, much anticipated 2021 releases, too. This was a truly enjoyable conversation for me, reading is my comfort zone! If you enjoy it too, let me know and I’ll make sure you get more of this content in season 3.
“Is this the best ‘bleak’ motherhood books of 2020?” –Laura
“There definitely is a lot of beauty in the chaos but sometimes it’s difficult to see it when you’re actually living it.” – Amy
Sorrow & Bliss – Meg Mason
Hamnet – Maggie O’Farrell
The Vanishing Half – Brit Bennett
The Mothers – Brit Bennett
I Am Not Your Baby Mama – Candice Brathwaite
My Wild & Sleepless Nights – Clover Stroud
The Bass Rock – Evie Wyld
See What You Made Me Do – Jess Hill
Burnt Sugar – Avni Doshi
Kokomo – Victoria Hannan
The Push – Ashley Audrain
Fleishman is in Trouble – Taffy Brodesser-Anker
The Women and the Girls – Laura Bloom
Writers & Lovers – Lily King
The Panic Years – Nell Frizzell
A Life’s Work – Rachel Cusk
How the One-Armed Sister Sweeps Her House – Cherie Jones
Make Motherhood Diverse