May 3, 2019
(and tomorrow, May the 4th be with you!)
Is Your Mom a Reader?
Would your mom appreciate a book as a gift?
Are you looking for a book recommendation?
I scoured my list of read books and pulled every title that I would buy for my own mom and feel comfortable recommending for yours.
Books Your Mom Might Like:
Ten of my favorite recommendations…
The Gown by Jennifer Robson
A Place For Us by Fatima Farheen Mirza
From Susan Meissner: A Fall of Marigolds, As Bright as Heaven
The Beautiful Strangers by Camille Di Maio
Meet Me at the Museum by Anne Youngson
Last Christmas in Paris by Hazel Gaynor
Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng
By Stephanie Dray: America’s First Daughter, My Dear Hamilton, The Lighthouse Keeper’s Daughter
Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi
We Were the Lucky Ones by Georgia Hunter
More recommendations (in no particular order)
The Library of Lost and Found by Phaedra Patrick
We Hope For Better Things by Erin Bartels
The Late Bloomers’ Club by Louise Miller
Glory Road by Lauren K Denton
The Way of Beauty by Camille di Maio
Dear Mrs. Bird by A. J. Pearce
The Wartime Sisters by Lynda Cohen Loigman
Becoming Mrs. Lewis by Patti Callahan
The Dream Daughter by Diane Chamberlain
Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens
By Sara Ackerman: The Lieutenant’s Nurse, Island of Sweet Pies and Soldiers
I’d Rather Be Reading by Anne Bogel (essays on the reading life)
The Map of Salt and Stars by Zeyn Joukhadar
The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry by Rachel Joyce
I’ll Be Your Blue Sky by Marisa de los Santos
The Magic String of Frankie Presto by Mitch Albom
From Sand and Ash by Amy Harmon
Eden by Jeanne McWilliams Blasberg
How to Find Love in a Bookshop by Veronica Henry
Secret Daughter by Shilpi Somaya Gowda
Castle of Water by Duane Huckelbridge
The Chilbury Ladies’ Choir by Jennifer Ryan
The Baker’s Secret by Stephen P. Kiernan
Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman
The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane by Lisa See
News of the World by Paulette Jiles
The Guernsey and Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer
Saving CeeCee Honeycutt by Beth Hoffman
Salt to the Sea by Ruta Sepetys
Talking as Fast as I Can by Lauren Graham (for fans of Gilmore Girls and Parenthood)
The Pearl That Broke Its Shell by Nadia Hashimi
The Kitchen House by Kathleen Grissom
By Fredrik Backman: Britt-Marie Was Here, A Man Called Ove
The Gilded Years by Karin Tanabe
The Lake House by Kate Morton (although I’ve enjoyed many of her others, I did not enjoy The Clockmaker’s Daughter)
The Soldier’s Wife by Margaret Leroy
The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd
All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr
The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin
Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet by Jamie Ford
Peace Like a River by Leif Enger
The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls
The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah
The Blue Castle by L.M. Montgomery (a classic)
The One-In-a-Million Boy by Monica Wood
I Capture the Castle by Dodie Smith (a classic)
The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
The Last Year of the War by Susan Meissner
The Help by Katherine Stockett
I hope you found a great title for gifting! Or maybe you found something for yourself!
I’d love to know if you’re buying a book for mom this Mother’s Day.
Do you have a favorite title we can add to this list?
Happy Reading Bookworms!
“Ah, how good it is to be among people who are reading.”
~Rainer Maria Rilke
“I love the world of words, where life and literature connect.”
~Denise J Hughes
“Reading good books ruins you for enjoying bad ones.”
~Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society
“I read because books are a form of transportation, of teaching, and of connection!
Books take us to places we’ve never been, they teach us about our world, and they help us to understand human experience.”
~Madeleine Riley, Top Shelf Text
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