A Book For Mom!

May 3, 2019

(and tomorrow, May the 4th be with you!)

Books for Mom
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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!



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 Let’s Discuss!

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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  1. What a fantastic list of books! I love recommending books for my mum so definitely going to have to start matching up some with the list I think (and finding what i want to read as well!)

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