Books for Mother’s Day

Books read
Is there a better Mother’s Day present?

If it wasn’t already on your radar, here’s your warning that the Hallmark holiday we’re all obligated to celebrate because a very special woman gave birth to us — is Sunday. Yes, Sunday. But, no worries, the perfect gift is one Amazon Prime or Barnes and Noble/independent bookstore run away.


If you don’t follow Cat and Nat on social media, I’d highly recommend doing so. These ladies slay and are very real, so much so that your resident writer/non-mom enjoys their content on the daily. This book is on my bedside table and I plan to dive into ASAP. Need more convincing? Check out all their rave reviews on Amazon.

A Woman is No Man by Etaf Rum
I read this book in a single day. Some books are worth clearing your schedule for.

A Woman is No Man

This book presents so many perspectives of women, including that of several moms. As all adults know, people love and show their love in various ways. Each one of the moms in this book tries to do what she believes is best for her kids, specifically her daughters. But, we also all know that the best intentions don’t always get us to a good place.


This one might be a little controversial, but I think it would be a great read for any mom. It presents a bit of a different perspective on motherhood and raising children, in that most of it takes place in a commune, but just trust me. The beauty of motherhood in so many forms is shown through the interaction of a wealth of brilliant characters.

Pachinko by Min Jin Lee
Partly wishing for pool weather already.


The lengths that a woman will go for the sake of her child/children is on full display in this book. The novel delves into generations of a Korean family and, as a result, serves us up several mothers. Their desperation, work ethic, stamina, strength, courage and overall sense of purpose will inspire.

Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng
Perfect any day read, not just rainy day.

Little Fires Everywhere

At the heart of this book is a relationship between a mother and a daughter. As the daughter is growing up, she explores other family dynamics, perhaps longing for something different, and, in the end, we learn more about the roots of this family. Definitely a good read for any mom.

Let me know what you think of this Mother’s Day inspired list!

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