Books for Mom

Book Reviews

To celebrate Mother’s Day, which is coming up tomorrow, I thought I’d share some books that would great gifts for all kinds of mothers! Some of these were given to me to read by my mother, and others I’ve given to her to read! We’ve always shared books back and forth since as long as I can remember!! She read to me as a child and really sparked the love of books that I have today. Without her, I probably wouldn’t be such a big Bookworm and instead this blog might have been called something else like Biologists in Dresses. So Happy Mothers Day!
For One More Day – Mitch Albom
A story that follows a son and his mother that he never really understood until she passes away and he is granted one more day with her, to see her as she lived her life. 
Signora DiVinci – Robin Maxwell
The riveting story of DiVinci’s mother as she struggles to fight for her place in the world. I loved this book so much, it was so interesting!
The Light Between Oceans – M.L Stedman
What is a family? What is a mother? When a husband and wife find a baby washed up in a boat with a dead man, they take her in and raise her as if she was their own. But, someone out there could be looking for their little girl. It really gets you thinking about family and what it means to be a family. 
The Language of Flowers – Vanessa Diffenbaugh
A complicated story about a girl who has nothing to her name and slowly finds her place in the world while exploring flowers. I really felt like I could understand the main character, being the introvert that I am. 
Mom & Me & Mom – Maya Angeloug
A touching story about Maya and her complicated relationship with her mother. 
Go the F*ck to Sleep – Adam Mansbach
Perfect for any first time mom, or something to get to make your own mom laugh. I’m sure she still remembers how impossible it was to get you to go to sleep, even if you don’t remember acting like a little brat!
If your mom is into comics:
Wolf Children – Mamoru Hosoda
or watch the animated movie with her, it’s sure to bring everyone to tears! The story follows a mother who is raising her two children, who just happen to be half wolf as well! It’s so touching and I’ve watched the movie three times now!

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By Jess

A bookworm since the tender age of whenever I stopped chewing on books and started actually reading them. A cat-mom, graphic designer, and introvert originally from Pittsburgh, but now resides in the humid, hot, state of Texas. Cheers!

  • These are great suggestions! I really enjoyed The Light Between Oceans, but haven't read the others, so adding those to my must-read list 🙂 and pinning this for future reference!

  • thanks! Light Between Oceans was such a great book! 🙂