11 Books for Mothers

From funny to thrilling to heartwarming, here are a few suggestions for mothers of all varieties to enjoy this Mother’s Day!

Let's Just Say It Wasn't Pretty

Diane Keaton

Treat your mother to Diane Keaton’s candid, hilarious, and deeply affecting look at beauty, aging, and the importance of staying true to yourself—no matter what anyone else thinks.

The One & Only

Emily Giffin

The One and Only, by New York Times bestselling author and veteran mom favorite Emily Giffin, is now in paperback! Journey with Emily as she explores love, loss, and the ties that bind us.

The Complete Poetry

Maya Angelou

For mothers who love poetry, wisdom, and being inspired, this compendium will warm the hearts of Maya Angelou’s most ardent admirers as it introduces new readers to the legendary poet, activist, and teacher—a phenomenal woman for the ages.

Mothers will love this delightful novel about two single parents who accidentally rent the same summer house—and must soon decide where their hearts truly lie.

The Outlander Series Bundle: Books 1, 2, 3, and 4

Diana Gabaldon

Mothers who love a good adventure or already enjoy the blockbuster Starz series Outlander will enjoy this fantastic box set by Diana Gabaldon.

Blossom Street Brides

Debbie Macomber

Debbie Macomber has won the hearts of millions of readers with her moving and inspiring stories. Now wedding bells are ringing in the tight-knit community that gathers around A Good Yarn, a store in a pretty Seattle neighborhood. Knitters come to the store to buy yarn and patterns but somehow they leave richer in friendship and love.

Shopaholic to the Stars

Sophie Kinsella

For moms looking for a laugh, look no further than fellow mom (and Shopaholic) Becky Bloomwood!

“Shopaholic Becky is funnier than ever.” —People

One Mom, Two Daughters and Their Shared Stories of Food, Faith & Family. Written by a mom and her two adult daughters, this is the perfect mix of hilarious family reflections and delicious recipes. It’s an honest, irreverent, and moving collection of essays that's the perfect gift for any mother.

At the Water’s Edge is a gripping and poignant love story about a privileged young woman’s awakening as she experiences the devastation of World War II in a tiny village in the Scottish Highlands.

Strong Mothers, Strong Sons

Meg Meeker

In this perfect gift for mothers of boys, Dr. Meg Meeker shares the secrets that every mother needs to know in order to strengthen—or rebuild—her relationship with her son.

Leaving Time (with bonus novella Larger Than Life)

Jodi Picoult

For more than a decade, Jenna Metcalf has never stopped thinking about her mother, Alice, who mysteriously disappeared in the wake of a tragic accident. Refusing to believe she was abandoned, Jenna searches for her mother regularly online and pores over the pages of Alice’s old journals. As Jenna’s memories dovetail with the events in her mother’s journals, the story races to a mesmerizing finish. A deeply moving, gripping, and intelligent mother-daughter story, Leaving Time is Jodi Picoult at the height of her powers.