Michelle in the Middle Releases Annual Book Club Selections

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Michelle Icard, creator of MichelleintheMiddle.com, shares her book suggestions for the upcoming year in time for holiday wish lists.

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“I am lucky to belong to a book club of smart and dedicated readers who encourage me to schedule time to read." - Michelle Icard

Although Michelle Icard is known for her helpful tips for parenting a tween, this advice is strictly for the Moms. As the writer of the popular tween parenting blog, MichelleintheMiddle.com, Michelle Icard offers information and advice to provide relief and support to parents of middle schoolers. One key piece of advice has little to do with teens but encourages parents to find and enjoy their own interests.

As the mother of tweens, Michelle has to work hard to engage in her passion – reading. Michelle often has a stack of academic journals on adolescent development by her bedside to supplement her research for her blog and her school curricula, Athena’s Path and Hero’s Pursuit. But a girl has to have some fun! “I am lucky to belong to a book club of smart and dedicated readers who encourage me to schedule time to read and discuss a wide range of books,” says Icard.

Here are the books they’ve selected for 2013. Michelle's advice? "Take a few minutes each day for yourself to enjoy these books, or anything else that's just for you," says Icard. Share your feedback about these books with Michelle at http://www.MichelleintheMiddle.com, on Facebook or on Twitter (@michelleicard).

  • The Garden of Evening Mists by Tan Twan Eng
  • Flight Behavior by Barbara Kingsolver
  • Cocktail Hour Under The Tree of Forgetfulness by Alexandra Fuller
  • The Cove by Ron Rash
  • The Tender Bar by J.R. Moehringer
  • Sweet Tooth by Ian McEwan
  • The Round House by Louise Erdrich
  • The Other Half of Me by Morgan McCarthy
  • Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro
  • The 100 Year Old Man Who Climbed Out The Window and Disappeared by Jonas Jonasson
  • The Book of Jonas by Stephen Dao

About Michelle in the Middle: Michelle Icard writes MichelleintheMiddle.com, a humorous but helpful blog with tips and information for parents with middle school teens. She is the creator of Athena's Path and Hero's Pursuit, social education curriculum for middle schools teens.

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