May 2018 Book Reading List

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For the month of May, I only read one book, which seems to be the trend for the year. While I did read three books in January, I only managed to read one book in March and one book in April.

One book a month is still better than last year, where I only read five books.

Continuing with the theme of the year (that theme is being a new dad) I read The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Being a New Dad. I was actually rather disappointed with this book. It’s not that it was a bad book, it’s just that it didn’t get to actual parenting until chapter 8. The first seven chapters dealt with pregnancy.

There’s nothing inherently wrong with a book about being a new dad dealing with the ins and outs of pregnancy. However, my wife gave birth to our baby boy at the end of March, so we’ve already been through pregnancy and birth. What I was wanting is advice on how to deal with having a child and being a father.

The books I read in May 2018. The books I read in May 2018.

Children’s Books

I’m continuing to read to my son. I’m not sure how much he can appreciate and enjoy it right now. He does watch me intently when I’m reading, though.

Reading is probably good for him beyond a literacy standpoint. I tend to be a quiet person, so I often can’t think of things to say. Reading to him forces me to talk and allows him to hear a wider range of sounds and vocabulary than he would otherwise.

I read him two new books this month:

Notice a theme with these two books? :)

I also re-read a book to him from last month:

He’s slowly getting more interactive - he smiles occasionally and is able to hold is head up longer. He will look and me and will follow things with his eyes. I like to hold a burp clothe above his head and swing it back and forth. In turn, he likes watching it swing back and forth.

He’s cooing - it’s so cute! I think I even got him to laugh last night!

The little guy sleeping. The little guy sleeping.

1 comment for May 2018 Book Reading List

  • avatar for Kayla Sloan Kayla Sloan

    So cute! My parents read to me and I think it made me excel in English, reading comprehension, etc. Even if it seems like it isn’t making a difference it probably is. And as you pointed out, for your own reading, at least you are ahead of last year. Improvement is improvement. I’ve read about 15 books this year so far, but then again, I don’t have a baby to take care of.

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