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What’s On Your WAHM or Business Booklist This Year?


Last year, I’d signed up for Booking It with Life as Mom but fell off the wagon **shaking head**. I still did quite a bit of reading but not the books I’d hoped to read.
This year, while I’m not technically “booking it”,  I plan on getting the books that are on my list below right now in January/February and keep them handy so that I can finish my list by the end of the year.
Here’s what my entrepreneur/ work-at-home mom book list looks like:

Rework by Jason Fried and David Heinemeir Hansson {Click here if you’re a reader from India} of 37Signals. This book has been recommended by Heather Allard of The Mogul Mom and so I’m quite sure will be awesomely inspiring.
Your Million Dollar Dream by Tamara Monosoff .{Click here if you’re a reader from India} I’ve followed Tamara of @MomInventors on Twitter for a long time now and totally admire her spirit of entrepreneurship and her genuine desire to help other women and mom business owners. I’m sure that this book will reflect her passion as she guides you towards setting up your own business.
The Toilet Paper Entrepreneur by Mike Michalowicz{Click here is you’re a reader in India} . Authored by the creator of the oh-so-popular blog by the same name, this book reflects Mike’s approach to building a business
Become Your Own Boss in 12 Months by Melinda F. Emerson . Known on Twitter as @SmallBizLady and founder of the popular #SmallBizChat, Melinda Emerson has a down-to-earth, practical goodness in her advice to newbie business owners. Her blog is a treasure trove of goodness and that is why I’m sure her book would rock too.

While all of these focus of strengthening your skills as an entrepreneur, I also want to continue building my skills as a writer, blogger and social media manager, so, some of the other books that I’ve shortlisted include:
Trust Agents by Chris Brogan and Julien Smith. ‘Nuff said.
UnMarketing by Scott Stratten {Click here if you’re a reader from India} . I’ve heard plenty of good things about this book to make me want to read it myself. However, I’ll probably get this one on my Droid’s Kindle application.
The New Relationship Marketing by Mari Smith. {Click here if you’re a reader from India.} I admire Mari Smith immensely and if her blog and webinars are anything to go by, I’m sure the book would be a rockstar.


I’m also looking forward to reading Social Media Marketing All in One for Dummies simply because, again, I’m a HUGE fan of Deb Ng and trust her implicitly. So, if she is writing a book, I am sure it would be awesome.


On the Home Management front, I still have Tsh’s Organized Simplicity {Click here if you’re a reader from India} on my list from last year. However, I’m delighted to have had the chance to read The Money Saving Mom’s Budget by Crystal Paine (stay tuned for the review) and needless to say, this year my family is going to save way more than last year.
Besides that, I’m sure I would be adding to this list as we move through the year but this year my focus is on building a business {for Social Media Direct} and creating a community.

Yes, I want The Mom Writes to evolve further into a community of engaged, active mothers from across the globe and explore together positive and practical solutions for smart living.

What would you be reading this year and how would it link to your goals for 2012?

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Disclosure: This post includes affiliate links which means that if you click on them and buy the book, I’ll make a little something. However, that seriously does not influence my opinion. I would have recommended these books to you anyway. Get them, read ’em and you’ll know what I mean.


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  1. That’s a great list and it has given me some ideas for my year. My plan is to read one non-fiction a month, (business building, personal finance or some of my other interests) and one fiction every two months for fun and to relax my brain a little.

    • The Mom Writes says:

      That is an awesome plan , Kristia. I think it is totally doable and would love to hear later about your selections:-) Thanks so much for stopping by!

  2. Tom Treanor says:

    Reading some good books is on my list too.
    For Business: I’m enjoying Danny Iny’s book, Engagement From Scratch right now. There are some great nuggets there from all of the different co-authors.

    I’m focused on writing and creativity right now (as I feel content and uniqueness are keys for the future) so I’m considering:
    – The Creative Habit: Tyla Tharp
    – Bird by Bird: Anne Lamott

    • The Mom Writes says:

      Thanks Tom! You’ve given me some more “food” for thought. Will be checking these out as well, once am done with my list!

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