The Perfect Books For Every Kind of Mom this Mother’s Day

22 Apr 2016

With Mother’s Day quickly approaching on May 8th, you’re probably searching for the perfect gift for your mom. If your mom is a reader, we can help! We know that there are many types of moms out there, so we’ve put together a list of books to suit the tastes of every kind of mom!


For the mom who always knew you were sneaking out

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The Forgetting Time

Sharon Guskin

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The Nature of the Beast

Louise Penny

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Tricky Twenty-Two

Janet Evanovich

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For the mom who made meatloaf… again

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The Pioneer Woman Cooks

Ree Drummond

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The Food Lab

J. Kenji López-Alt

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It’s All Easy

Gwyneth Paltrow

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For the mom who started running marathons in her 50’s

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The Whole30

Melissa Hartwig and Dallas Hartwig

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Everyday Super Food

Jamie Oliver

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Better Than Before

Gretchen Rubin

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For the mom who always asks when you’re getting engaged

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Nobody But You

Jill Shalvis

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Eligible

Curtis Sittenfeld

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Me Before You

Jojo Moyes

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For the mom who always cries during the Lion King

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The Nest

Cynthia D’Aprix Sweeney

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The Past

Tess Hadley

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Eight Hundred Grapes

Laura Dave

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For the mom who always helped you with your science fair project

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The Girl with All the Gifts

M.R. Carey

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Arcadia

Iain Pears

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The Heart Goes Last

Margaret Atwood

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For the “Cool Mom”

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The Bette Davis Club

Jane Lotter

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Wicked Sexy Liar

Christina Lauren

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The Total Package

Stephanie Evanovich

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For the mom who bruches

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What We Find

Robyn Carr

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Property of a Noblewoman

Danielle Steel

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Fates and Furies

Lauren Groff

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For the mom who put arsenic in the cupcakes… just once

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Wedding Cake Murder

Joanne Fluke

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Murder Offstage

L.B. Hathaway

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The Murder of Mary Russell

Laurie R. King

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For the mom who you might find in a high speed car chase

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All Things Cease to Appear

Elizabeth Brundage

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The Murderer’s Daughter

Jonathan Kellerman

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Find Her

Lisa Gardner

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For the mom who is the Queen of the castle

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Uprooted

Naomi Novik

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The Last Days of Magic

Mark L. Tompkins

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After Alice

Gregory Maguire

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For the mom who loves to scrapbook

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Lost Ocean

Johanna Basford

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The Spoonflower Handbook

Stephen Fraser, Judi Ketteler, and Becka Rahn

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DIY Succulents

Tawni Daigle

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Looking for more bookish gift ideas? Check out our recommended book gifts for the Baker, the Cook, the NPR listener, the Fantasy reader, the History Buff, the Mystery Reader, and the Literary Pro.

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Sarah Pannenberg