Want to show Mom how much you love and appreciate her? Give her a book that says all that and more. Below are five reads any mom would love to get immersed in.  Don’t forget to leave a comment at the bottom of this post telling us which one grabs your attention!



bB by Sarah Kay

Available at Amazon


Spoken word poet Sarah Kay performed this piece at a TED conference in Long Beach, California, and the video has been seen all over the world since. Full of insightful wisdom and creative advice, “B” explains how Kay would raise her daughter and prepare her for life’s adventures. Thanks to Sophia Janowitz’s magical illustrations, it’s now available in book form. The short, yet heart-warming message is a great way to thank Mom for all she’s done…



dont-sweat-the-small-stuff-for-momsDon’t Sweat the Small Stuff for Moms: Simple Ways to Stress Less and Enjoy Your Family More by Kristine Carlson

Available at Amazon


Stress is a condition all too familiar to mothers. They juggle their children, careers and life on a daily basis. They often neglect their own well being in order to accommodate everything else. This is why Kristine Carlson hopes to empower mothers to find harmony within themselves. In the never ending quest to achieve balance, this book offers tried-and-true advice that brings less anxiety and more happiness to women’s lives…



im-too-sexy-for-my-volvoI’m Too Sexy For My Volvo: A Mom’s Guide to Staying Fabulous! by Betty Londergan

Available at Amazon


Not to undermine the helpful suggestions offered in the last book, but if you’re looking for fun and practical advice, then Betty Londergan is your go-to girl. Being a mom doesn’t mean you have to live out of your minivan and pull all-nighters baking for school functions. It’s time to reclaim that confidence and get back in touch with your stylish and cool self. For new and not-so-new moms alike, this book is chock full of tips to stay fabulous. Start by buying as many bracelets as you can find: your forearms will soon be featured in a lot of pictures…



the-memory-palaceThe Memory Palace by Mira Bartok

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Can the bond between mother and daughter survive in spite of what exists between them? Bartok explores this question in her autobiography chronicling her relationship with her schizophrenic mother. Norma Herr was a piano prodigy who could light up an entire room. She was also a devoted mother to two little girls. However, after she’s diagnosed with a mental disorder, her episodes make her dangerous, forcing Mira and her sister to change their names and cut off contact for nearly 17 years. A car accident leaves Mira with a devastating head injury that affects her memory and how she makes sense of the world. She turns to the past for answers, leading her and her sister to Norma’s deathbed for an emotional reunion…



the-jane-austen-marriage-manualThe Jane Austen Marriage Manual by Kim Izzo

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Up until the recession, Katherine Shaw had everything she could want – a successful magazine career, a great network of friends and a passion for all things Jane Austen. However, with the economy spiraling downward, Kate’s life follows: she loses her job, her grandmother falls ill and her family is forced to sell their home. Kate must now scramble for freelance assignments to earn money, and one allows her to test a well-known Austen theory – that when the going gets tough, a woman must marry well to survive. Thus, Kate sets off for West Palm Beach, St. Moritz and London in pursuit of who she thinks is the man of her dreams, all the while running into a brooding Englishman who would put Mr. Darcy to shame. Will she choose Mr. Rich or Mr. Right?




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5 Reads Mom Will Love
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Maria Miaoulis

Maria Miaoulis

Managing Editor at Reading For Pleasure
Passionate Bookworm; Blogger; Editor; Grammar Geek & Organizing Goddess. Can always be found with a book in my hands!
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