It's almost Mother's Day and I bet you're searching for the perfect gift for your mom. Is she a reader? You're in luck then because this collection of books is ideal for any of the moms in your life. Each of them has a wonderful story that will speak to her heart and gain a permanent place on your mom's bookshelf. If you love books too, make sure you add one of these to your own collection. You won't be sorry!
1. Letter to My Mom by Lea Redmond
This one requires some work on your part, but it’s SO worth it. This book includes envelopes you can fill with letters and photos from you and your family members that she can open and read later on. How cute is that?
$12.97 at amazon.com
2. Because You're a Mom
Here’s a journal tailored to motherhood. It has inspirational quotes about being a mom on each page, not to mention a gorgeous, colorful design.
$13.99 at amazon.com
3. Stop Here, This is the Place by Susan Conley and Winky Lewis
This one’s a really special project. Author Winky Lewis sent her neighbor Susan Conley a photograph every day, either of their children or their surroundings. The result? “The story of a year in which children’s arms and legs get longer, and traces of babyhood fade.” A definite tear-jerker.
$12.10 at amazon.com
4. Brave Enough by Cheryl Strayed
Okay, so this one isn’t about motherhood per se, but it’s the kind of book every mom (and person, really) loves. It’s a book of the best quotes from Wild-author Cheryl Strayed, so basically, the most inspiring thing ever.
$10.63 at amazon.com
5. Traveling with Pomegranates by Sue Monk Kidd
Here’s a great Mother’s Day read. It’s a dual memoir from bestselling-author Sue Monk Kidd and her daughter that tells the story of their quest to find themselves and “rediscover each other.”
$4.51 at amazon.com
6. Amy's Answering Machine by Amy Borkowsky
Anyone with an endearingly overprotective mom will relate to this hilarious compilation of more than a decade’s worth of phone messages from Amy Borkowsky’s mother. So funny!
$16.09 at amazon.com
7. Moms Who Drink and Swear: True Tales of Loving My Kids While Losing My Mind by Nicole Knepper
Anyone who says motherhood is all fun and games is straight-up lying. Here’s a book that tells it like it is.
$9.95 at amazon.com
8. Mom Life: an Adult Coloring Book ($13)
Maybe not for YOUR mom, but for any mom with small children, this could be a relaxing and much-needed gift.
9. Back to Work after Baby by Lori K. Mihalich-Levin
Perfect for mamas-to-be or those still experiencing the joys of maternity leave, Back to Work After Baby is the ultimate blueprint for every ambitious new mother’s grand return to work. Every new mom needs to feel empowered and encouraged to hold on tight to their professional dreams, and this gorgeous ode to making them come true delivers.
$16.13 at amazon.com
10. The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane by Lisa See
Warning: This book requires an ample tissue supply. See’s enchanting novel explores the life of one Chinese mother and the daughter she reluctantly (and heartbreakingly) gave to an American couple. A stunning and delicate literary dance that celebrates the unbreakable bonds between mother and child, The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane is a Mother’s Day activity all in itself.
$14.16 at amazon.com
11. Fever Dream by Samanta Schweblin
A book for the mom who lives for adrenaline. This haunting story (recently translated from Spanish) explores the relationship between one woman and her friend’s son as she lay dying in a hospital bed. A cautionary tale from the first sentence to the last, this nightmarish novel about the power of family will leave every mom hypnotized by Schweblin’s thrilling prose.
$13.21 at amazon.com
12. Navigating Life by Margaux Bergen
Before college, many mothers help their daughters financially with the stress of moving (or at least fill up the dorm fridge), but Margaux Bergen took motherhood one step further: She wrote a book filled with life advice. Charming, delightful, and unputdownable for every mother and daughter, Navigating Life is a can’t-miss read.
$15.71 at amazon.com
13. The Women in the Castle by Jessica Shattuck
This book is for the mama who devours historical fiction novels on the regular, and we command all daughters gift their history-loving matrons with this addictive read. Centered around World War II and three widows whose lives are forever entwined, The Women in the Castle is a stunning ode to love, survival, and women’s remarkable ability to overcome anything.
$16.15 at amazon.com
14. Eden by Jeanne McWilliams Blasberg
Is your mom always on the hunt for the next “it” debut? Look no further: Eden is it. Becca Meister Fitzpatrick is the pillar of the Long Harbor community — that is, until she must divulge a catastrophic secret she harbored for decades. With familial drama so mesmerizing and gripping from the first page, it’s hard to believe that this is only Blasberg’s first literary blessing to the world.
$16.96 at amazon.com
15. Harmless like You by Rowan Hisayo Buchanan
Japanese artist Yuki Oyama follows her dreams all over the world, from Connecticut to Berlin. However, her adult son Jay, whom she abandoned, doesn’t find her story so inspiring. This heartbreaking exploration on how one mother left behind her baby for her calling will mercilessly twist your heart and emotions in the best way possible.
$15.52 at amazon.com
16. The Two-family House by Lynda Cohen Loigman
Two women, two babies, one storm, and a house in Brooklyn. What do they all have in common? They’re all fierce forces at play in this emotionally gripping, multigenerational novel that’s sure to leave every mama in bouts of tears, feels, and smiles. With prose that reads like a dream, this emotionally absorbing novel on love, family, and devotion will leave every mother literarily satisfied.
$9.40 at amazon.com
17. Work of Art by Micayla Lally
Newly single Julene visits her parents overseas and not only rediscovers old passions but, more importantly, herself. Flash forward to a coincidental reunion with her ex that challenges her to choose between old affairs of the heart or the blossoming new ones. An emotional, hearty debut and perfect spring read, Work of Art will hopelessly charm every soul-searcher.
$11.52 at amazon.com
18. All Grown up by Jami Attenberg
New York Times bestselling author Jami Attenberg delivers another delicious dose of her addictively humorous prose in her latest literary gem: All Grown Up. Andrea Bern doesn’t quite know who she is yet (not even with the help of her therapist), but she’s forced to figure it out quickly when a family tragedy strikes. Refreshingly honest and completely addictive, this one belongs on your bookshelf now.
$14.94 at amazon.com
19. The Best of Adam Sharp by Graeme Simsion
Former pianist Adam Sharp blew his chance with fiery actress Angelina Brown. Decades later, Adam is settled in a mundane routine life with his partner, but a chance to reconnect with Angelina presents itself — and it comes with a side of danger. Does Adam take that chance? A witty and addictive tale about the allure of second chances, The Best of Adam Sharp will warm the heart of every reader.
$19.45 at amazon.com
20. Don't Stop Me Now by Colleen Coleman
Poppy Bloom had a plan to land an elite university job after her PhD doesn’t quite go according to plan. Instead, she finds herself in her childhood bedroom plotting her next move — rediscovering herself. A vibrant story about connecting with your soul in ways never expected, Don’t Stop Me Now is a sassy spring read every mama can relate to.
$9.88 at amazon.com
21. The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid
Scandalous and aging Hollywood starlet Evelyn Hugo hires magazine writer Monique Grant to write her true life story, but soon their lives are intertwined in irreversible ways. With a riveting plot and dazzling characters you’ll never want to part with, The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo is the book to read and reread for the entirety of 2017.
$17.10 at amazon.com
22. The Rules Don't Apply by Ariel Levy
Author and former New Yorker writer Ariel Levy shares her mesmerizing story on embarking on a reporting trip to Mongolia while pregnant and returning to find her life, marriage, and finances in complete ruins. An intimate and surprising look into how one woman rebuilt her life through reinvention, there isn’t a single page that doesn’t drip with pure feminist empowerment.
$15.97 at amazon.com