About The Mommy Bookshelf

 I was an avid reader before having kids. But since having my son, I just don’t have as much time to read anymore. And I definitely don’t have time to waste on bad books. And I know I’m not the only one. Also, when I started looking for books to read to my son, I realized there were just as many bad books out there for kids as there are for adults. So, I started this book review site to help out other moms like me who are looking for good reads for both themselves and their children. 

Welcome to The Mommy Bookshelf!

Upper Shelves

These are books for the adults in the household. These are of both the Adult and YA categories in all the genres I enjoy. I read widely and in most genres, fiction and non-fiction.

(Save for extreme horror and erotic romance…

they’re just not my thing). 

Lower Shelves

 These are books for mommy to read to the little ones. 

These are picture books of all genres, fiction and non-fiction.

Book Ratings

 I rate books on a ten-point scale (Ten being the best thing I’ve ever read and one…well, I hope I never have to read a one) When it comes to the Lower Shelf reviews of children's books, I have split this rating into two sections, a text rating and an illustration rating, again, ten being the best. I elaborate further on the reasoning for the particular rating within each book’s full review. 

Mommy Readability Rating

This rating looks at how easy it is for a busy mom to get through this book. There are some really great books out there that, before having a baby, would have been a pleasure to get lost in for hours, but now are just too dense or difficult to get through in shorter spurts of reading. I elaborate further on the reasoning for the particular rating within each book’s full review.

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About the Book Reviewer Mommy

Megan Clancy is a writer, reader, and overall lover of literature. And now, she’s added ‘mom’ to her resume. She earned both her BA and Master’s degrees in Creative Writing. She was a middle school and high school English teacher before leaving the classroom to focus on her writing and start a family. In 2018, she published her first novel, The Burden of a Daughter, and gave birth to her first child. She lives in California with her husband and son. 

To learn more about Megan's writing, visit her author website here.

To purchase Megan's novel, The Burden of a Daughter, click here.