Books, Podcasts & TED Talks Round-up | Libertyville Area Moms

We’ve created a round-up our favorite books, podcasts and Ted Talk recommendations in a tidy list for you! Thank you to our friends, family, book clubs, and all of you who gave us these suggestions (listed in alpha order) by commenting on our posts! Everyone can enjoy a book or podcast together. It’s an on-going list so check back often and let us know if you have a suggestion!


All We Ever Wanted by Emily Giffin

Becoming by Michelle Obama

Before We Were Yours by Lisa Wingate

Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty

Born Survivors: Three Young Mothers and Their Extraordinary Story of Courage, Defiance, and Hope by Wendy Holden

Dare to Lead by Brene Brown

Dear Edward by Ann Napolitano

Giver of the Stars by Jojo Moyes

Jupiter: The Girl Who Was Born Too Soon by Kelley Benham Finch

Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng

Manifest Your Destiny by Wayne W. Dyer

Nothing To See Here by Kevin Wilson

Outliers: The Story of Success by Malcolm Gladwell

Salt to the Sea by Ruta Sepetys

Sarah’s Key by Tatiana de Rosnay

Textbook by Amy Krouse Rosenthal

The Book Thief by Markus Zusak

The Great Alone by Kristin Hannah

The Last Mrs. Parrish by Liv Constantine

The Light Between Oceans by M. L. Stedman

The Most Fun We Ever Had by Claire Lombardo

The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah

The Orphan Keeper by Camron Wright

The Paris Wife by Paula McLain

The Ship of Brides by Jojo Moyes

The Strangest Secret by Earl Nightingale

The Tattoist of Auschwitz by Heather Morris

The Testaments by Margaret Atwood

The Traitor’s Wife by Allison Pataki

The World That We Knew by Alice Hoffman

This Tender Land by William Kent Krueger

Vitamin N: The Essential Guide to a Nature-Rich Life by Richard Louv

We Were the Lucky Ones by Georgia Hunter

What Alice Forgot by Liane Moriarty

Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens

Where’d You Go Bernadette? by Maria Semple

Woman of Troublesome Creek by Kim Michele Richardson


Armchair Expert

Audrey Off the Cuff

Broken Hearts


Oprah Super Soul Conversations

Revisionist History


Rise Together

Serial 1, 2, 3

Sibling Revelry

That Sounds Fun with Annie F. Downs

The Daily

The Doctor’s Farmacy

The Dream

The Motherly Podcast

The Office Ladies

The Shrink Nextdoor

This American Life

This Podcast Will Kill You

Tony Robins

True Crime


Up First


Brains On! A Science Podcast by American Public Media

But why?

Newz Kidz – global news and current events by NewzKidz

NPR’s Wow in the World

Science vs. Nature

Stories Podcasts



How to Stop Screwing Yourself Over by Mel Robbins

How to Use A Paper Towel by John Smith

Teach Girls Bravery, Not Perfection  by Reshma Saujani

The Paradox of Choice by Barry Schwartz

The Power of Vulnerability by Brene Brown

Your Body Language May Shape Who You Are by Amy Cuddy

We hope you find this round-up useful!. Take some time for yourself, mama because you deserve the downtime, too. 🙂

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