Book Club

Make yourself a cuppa and curl up with a good book – The Baby Project Book Club has chosen the best winter reads for you.

Screen Shot 2016-08-11 at 2.02.58 pmThe Course of Love by Alain de Botton (Penguin, $25.50)

What is love? Is happily ever after actually possible? Alain de Botton puts marriage under the microscope in a fascinating and often hilarious analysis of a couple. Rabih and Kirsten find each other, fall in love, get married. In books and movies this is often the end of the story. In reality, this is when the work really begins.

Thought-provoking, controversial, and unafraid to tackle the tough questions, The Course of Love will have you examining what you hold dear, as well as providing fodder for many a dinner party conversation. Buy the book


Screen Shot 2016-08-11 at 2.04.20 pmRaising Your Child in a Digital World: What You Really Need to Know! By Kristy Goodwin (Finch, $23.25)

Anyone who has marvelled at their child’s ability to navigate a smart phone, or spends evenings trying to wrestle the iPad from their five year old, will have at some stage asked themselves how is the best way to manage kids and technology.

How much ‘screen time’ is too much? Just how educational are these ‘learning apps’? Dr Goodwin’s book answers these questions and provides concrete advice on how to develop healthy digital habits in your children. Buy the book


Screen Shot 2016-08-11 at 2.05.06 pmSpeaking Out: A 21st-Century Handbook for Women and Girls by Tara Moss ($12.99, HarperCollins Publishers)

Did you know that around the world, less than one out of every four people we hear from or about in the media is female and men outnumber women in parliament by four to one? Tara Moss reckons it’s time women found their voice and we agree!

In Speaking Out, she tells us how. Tara offers advice on preparation, speaking out and negotiating public spaces, as well as offering tips on how to research, form arguments, find support and handle criticism. This is a must-read for all mums and daughters. Buy the book


Screen Shot 2016-08-11 at 2.06.34 pmLabour of Love: A Story of Generosity, Hope and Surrogacy by Shannon Garner (Simon and Schuster, $23.25)

As the number of Australians turning to surrogacy to create their families increases, Shannon Garner sheds light on the practice by telling her very personal story. Married with two children and living an idyllic life on the New South Wales coast, Shannon one day decided to become a surrogate for a gay couple in Sydney.

This is an incredible story of love and generosity, as Shannon pushes past the negativity of others and the mountain of red tape to discover the courage she needed to selflessly carry and birth a baby that will not be her own. Buy the book

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