You should buy your mom a book for her special day. Just sayin’. If you have not gotten out there yet and bought her the perfect present, here is a great list of books that you can print out and take directly to the nearest bookstore and hand to the bookseller.
You got this! I hope you know what she likes …
American Royalty, perhaps
The Residence : Inside the private world of the White House by Kate Anderson Brower.
An intimate account of White House life from the perspectives of the service staff from the Kennedys through the Obamas details their friendships, marriages, everyday activities, and elaborate state dinners.
The Book of Joan : tales of mirth, mischief, and manipulation by Melissa Rivers.
The daughter of Joan Rivers presents an inspiring and intimate tribute to the iconic comedienne that shares insights into her life out of the spotlight, detailing their complicated but loving relationship and the lessons the author learned from her mother throughout their years together.
The Joy of Cooking?
The art of baking blind : a novel by Sarah Vaughan.
Five amateur bakers compete in a baking competition, only to discover that the recipe for happiness may not be so easy to follow.
Three many cooks : one mom, two daughters : their shared stories of food, faith & family by Pam Anderson, Maggy Keet, Sharon Damelio.
An acclaimed cookbook author and her two daughters share their journeys through cooking, describing how they learned to bond in the kitchen, and offers family recipes for such dishes as pumpkin-walnut scones, grilled lemon chicken, and carrot cake.
Books about books?
The Last Bookaneer : a novel by Matthew Pearl
Near the end of the nineteenth century, two bookaneers–literary pirates seeking authors’ manuscripts to steal–are caught up in a colonial war on Samoa as they compete for Robert Louis Stevenson’s last manuscript and make a fortune before a new international treaty ends the bookaneers’ trade.
First Impressions : a novel by Charles Lovett.
When two customers come in requesting an obscure book by Jane Austen’s friend Richard Mansfield, book lover and Austen enthusiast, Sophie Collingwood is drawn into the mystery of the true author of “Pride and Prejudice.”
Does mom need a little me time?
The beauty of grace : stories of God’s love from today’s most popular writers / Dawn Camp, editor and photographer.
A compilation of encouraging and heartfelt stories of faith from today’s best-loved authors illustrated with stunning photography showcasing the beauty of creation.
Living with intent : my somewhat messy journey to purpose, peace, and joy by Mallika Chopra.
Drawing on discussions with Andrew Weil, Gretchen Rubin, Daniel Siegel and others, the mom, wife, social media entrepreneur and daughter of Deepak Chopra shares her deeply personal journey to find richer meaning and purpose in each day.
Maybe she just wants to read a good story
Hover by Anne A. Wilson.
When she is chosen as the exclusive helicopter pilot for a Navy SEAL team by Eric Marxen, Sara Dennings finds herself at odds with the other pilots, and must find her true self again, overcome her fear and follow the orders of her heart when the training missions become all too real.
Emma : a modern retelling by Alexander McCall Smith.
The best-selling author of the No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency series deftly escorts Jane Austen’s beloved, meddlesome heroine into the twenty-first century in this delightfully inventive retelling.
Orhan‘s inheritance : a novel by Aline Ohanesian.
Inheriting the family kilim rug dynasty when his eccentric grandfather is found dead, Orhan struggles with will stipulations that leave the family estate to a stranger who holds secrets from the final years of the Ottoman Empire.
Big little lies by Liane Moriarty.
An annual school Trivia Night ends in a disastrous riot leaving one parent dead in what appears to be a tragic accident, but evidence shows it might have been premeditated.
OK husbands and children. You’re now armed and dangerous. Go out and buy that present!
Moms, I hope you have a great Mother’s Day!!