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

The Forgetting Time: A Novel

The Forgetting Time

Sharon Guskin

Buy on Amazon
The Nature of the Beast: A Chief Inspector Gamache Novel

The Nature of the Beast

Louise Penny

Buy on Amazon
Tricky Twenty-Two: A Stephanie Plum Novel

Tricky Twenty-Two

Janet Evanovich

Buy on Amazon

For the mom who made meatloaf… again

The Pioneer Woman Cooks: Dinnertime - Comfort Classics, Freezer Food, 16-minute Meals, and Other Delicious Ways to Solve Supper

The Pioneer Woman Cooks

Ree Drummond

Buy on Amazon
The Food Lab: Better Home Cooking Through Science

The Food Lab

J. Kenji López-Alt

Buy on Amazon
It's All Easy: Delicious Weekday Recipes for the Super-Busy Home Cook

It’s All Easy

Gwyneth Paltrow

Buy on Amazon

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

The Whole30: The 30-Day Guide to Total Health and Food Freedom

The Whole30

Melissa Hartwig and Dallas Hartwig

Buy on Amazon
Everyday Super Food

Everyday Super Food

Jamie Oliver

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Better Than Before: What I Learned About Making and Breaking Habits--to Sleep More, Quit Sugar, Procrastinate Less, and Generally Build a Happier Life

Better Than Before

Gretchen Rubin

Buy on Amazon

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

Nobody But You (Cedar Ridge Book 3)

Nobody But You

Jill Shalvis

Buy on Amazon
Eligible: A modern retelling of Pride and Prejudice (Austen Project Book 4)


Curtis Sittenfeld

Buy on Amazon
Me Before You (Me Before You Trilogy)

Me Before You

Jojo Moyes

Buy on Amazon

For the mom who always cries during the Lion King

The Nest

The Nest

Cynthia D’Aprix Sweeney

Buy on Amazon
The Past: A Novel

The Past

Tess Hadley

Buy on Amazon
Eight Hundred Grapes: A Novel

Eight Hundred Grapes

Laura Dave

Buy on Amazon

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

The Girl with All the Gifts

The Girl with All the Gifts

M.R. Carey

Buy on Amazon
Arcadia: A novel


Iain Pears

Buy on Amazon
The Heart Goes Last: A Novel

The Heart Goes Last

Margaret Atwood

Buy on Amazon

For the “Cool Mom”

The Bette Davis Club

The Bette Davis Club

Jane Lotter

Buy on Amazon
Wicked Sexy Liar (4) (Wild Seasons)

Wicked Sexy Liar

Christina Lauren

Buy on Amazon
The Total Package: A Novel

The Total Package

Stephanie Evanovich

Buy on Amazon

For the mom who bruches

What We Find (Sullivan's Crossing Book 1)

What We Find

Robyn Carr

Buy on Amazon
Property of a Noblewoman: A Novel

Property of a Noblewoman

Danielle Steel

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Fates and Furies: A Novel

Fates and Furies

Lauren Groff

Buy on Amazon

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

Wedding Cake Murder (Hannah Swensen Book 19)

Wedding Cake Murder

Joanne Fluke

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Murder Offstage: A Posie Parker Mystery (The Posie Parker Mystery Series) (Volume 1)

Murder Offstage

L.B. Hathaway

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The Murder of Mary Russell: A novel of suspense featuring Mary Russell and Sherlock Holmes

The Murder of Mary Russell

Laurie R. King

Buy on Amazon

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

All Things Cease to Appear: A novel

All Things Cease to Appear

Elizabeth Brundage

Buy on Amazon
The Murderer's Daughter: A Novel

The Murderer’s Daughter

Jonathan Kellerman

Buy on Amazon
Find Her (Detective D. D. Warren)

Find Her

Lisa Gardner

Buy on Amazon

For the mom who is the Queen of the castle



Naomi Novik

Buy on Amazon
The Last Days of Magic: A Novel

The Last Days of Magic

Mark L. Tompkins

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After Alice: A Novel

After Alice

Gregory Maguire

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For the mom who loves to scrapbook

Lost Ocean: An Inky Adventure and Coloring Book for Adults

Lost Ocean

Johanna Basford

Buy on Amazon
The Spoonflower Handbook: A DIY Guide to Designing Fabric, Wallpaper & Gift Wrap with 30+ Projects

The Spoonflower Handbook

Stephen Fraser, Judi Ketteler, and Becka Rahn

Buy on Amazon
DIY Succulents: From Placecards to Wreaths, 35+ Ideas for Creative Projects with Succulents

DIY Succulents

Tawni Daigle

Buy on Amazon

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.


Sarah Pannenberg