I’m a huge lover of books! So I decided to make a list of recommended reads in celebration of Mother’s Day.
I’ve read most of these books, but not all of them. The ones I haven’t read come very highly recommended. Some of these books feature awesome relationships between parents and children, some would be good reads if you’re mom, and other’s dissect what it means to become a mom.
12 Books to Read in Celebration of Mother’s Day
- Positive: A Memoir by Paige Rawl — I love the relationship between Paige and her mom. Her mom was a big supporter of Paige’s decision not to be held down by her positive HIV diagnosis.
- Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Sáenz — This is a novel about the relationship between two gay teenagers, and the characters of the parents might be my favorite ever!
- The Happiness Project by Gretchen Rubin — A great read for every mom, or actually anybody who is interested in a little introspection on what happiness is and how to be happy.
- The Book Thief by Marcus Zusack — This book features a very sweet adoptive family that totally melted my heart.
- Room by Emma Donoghue — Room is being turned into a movie this year! A hard book to read, but a very strong tale about a mother protecting her child.
- Little Women by Louisa May Alcott — One of my favorites, I really love this family and their connection as a unit.
- The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver — I haven’t read this one, but I’ve heard amazing things!
- Beloved by Toni Morrison — A different perspective of motherhood from a slave.
- Love Anthony by Lisa Genova — On parenting a developmentally disabled child.
- Spilt Milk by Linda Vujnov — Realities of motherhood.
- A Life’s Work: On Becoming a Mother by Rachel Cusk — A retrospective on becoming a mother.
- Baby Love: Choosing Motherhood After a Lifetime of Ambivalence by Rebecca Walker — Skepticism of motherhood.
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