When you were growing up, it’s likely that your mother or grandmother spent evenings reading you stories and introducing you to your favorite childhood books. These pleasant memories were special for the both of you. With Mother’s Day approaching, why not turn the tables and give mom something special to read? We specially curated this list of books with Mother’s Day in mind. Check it out and see which ones you think your mom will like best. Want to make the gift extra special? Read the book, too! You can turn it into a bonding experience where you discuss the book over your favorite coffee or dessert.
The Arrangement by Ashley Warlick
Mary Frances is a married woman who just can’t help her wandering eye. Mary feels that her husband’s charming friend, Al, is the only one who truly understands her. This sensual and exciting novel explores how Mary’s desires and pleasures go on to affect multiple aspects of her life, career, and family.
Tuesday Nights in 1980 by Molly Prentiss
This novel revolves around the emerging art scene in SoHo during 1980. Follow three characters as their lives intertwine, resulting in great loss and life-altering situations in which they’re forced to pick up the pieces. The unpredictable plot unfolds as the characters struggle to piece together what they’ve lost and once again find love in art.
Innocents and Others by Dana Spiotta
Both mysterious and promiscuous, Innocents and Others takes us to Los Angeles where two best friends, Meadow and Carrie are filmmakers. As filmmakers, the girls are used to manipulating perceptions through their work. However, they aren’t the only ones who spend their time playing with perceptions. They eventually run into an older woman named Jelly who participates in love affairs, but only through the comfort of the telephone.
The Portable Veblen by Elizabeth Mackenzie
If mom likes all things quirky, this is the choice for her. This comical read follows young heroine, Veblen, as she navigates through modern romance. Along the way she must deal with her failing engagement, dysfunctional families, and the clash between new money and old values.
Love in Lowercase by Francesc Miralles
This adorable romantic comedy follows the life of a young bachelor, Samuel, who has become accustomed to his mundane life as a lonely linguistics professor. However, when an a friendly stray cat wanders into his home and refuses to leave, Samuel begins to open his eyes to all of life’s little excitements – including romance.
The Swans of Fifth Avenue by Melanie Benjamin
When it comes to New York’s socialites, Babe Paley is by far the most glamorous and enviable. But when literary legend Truman Capote enters the scene of Paley’s elite group; stories of scandal, power, and gossip ensue. This book takes New York’s high society in the 1950s and perfectly brings it to life.
Expatriates by Janice Y.K. Lee
This is a perfect Mother’s Day read for mom, as it deeply explores the theme of motherhood. Three characters come together in Hong Kong as they struggle with life-altering battles and fight to find their identities. The characters face struggles such as infertility, failing marriages, lost identities, and more.
The Past by Tessa Hadley
A seemingly normal family may not actually be what it seems. As a group of siblings meet up at an old family home, secrets from the past and new scandals begin to arise. What can three weeks in one family home stir up? More than you can imagine.
This Was Not the Plan by Cristina Alger
Charlie Goldwyn’s life did not go as he planned – but whose really does? At only thirty-three years old, Charlie is already a widow and must learn to fill the gap in his relationship with his eccentric five-year-old son. After losing his job, he soon learns that building his relationship with his son involves more than providing financial stability.
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