Childfree Reading

If you are a mother, take the time to read about the road less travelled.  If you are taking the road less travelled, take the time to read about the joys of motherhood.

Books, Essays, and Articles About Being Childfree

Books

  • Selfish, Shallow, and Self Absorbed; Sixteen Writers on the Decisions Not to Have Kids edited by Meghan Daum
  • Beyond Motherhood by Jeanne Safer, Ph.D.

Essays

  • Babes in the Woods by Courtney Hodell
  • Maternal Instincts by Laura Kipnis
  • A Thousand Other Things by Kate Christensen
  • The New Rhoda by Paul Lisicky
  • Be Here Now Means Be Gone Later by Lionel Shriver
  • The Most Important Things by Sigrid Nunez
  • Mommy Fearest by Anna Holmes
  • Amateurs by Michelle Huneven
  • Save Yourself by Danielle Henderson
  • The Trouble With Having It All
  • Beyond Beyond Motherhood by Jeanne Safer
  • Over and Out by Geoff Dyer
  • You’d Be Such a Good Mother, If Only You Weren’t You by M.G. Lord
  • The Hardest Art by Rosemary Mahoney
  • Just an Aunt by Elliott Holt
  • The End of the Line by Time Kreider

Articles

 

Beautiful Books and Articles About Motherhood 

Books

  • The Year of Magical Thinking by Joan Didion
  • Blue Nights by Joan Didion
  • Operating Instructions by Anne Lamott
  • Having Faith: An Ecologists Journey to Motherhood by Sandra Steingraber
  • Far from the Tree by Andrew Solomon ****** (this book is unimaginably wonderful)
  • Rules Do Not Apply by Ariel Levy

Articles