When it comes to Mother’s Day, it’s near impossible to give the perfect gift that shows how much mom really means to you. No gift can compare to all the late nights and snuggle sessions, but a good book can come close! Whether the mom in your life loves a suspensful thriller or a quick inspirational poem, our roundup of Mother’s Day gift ideas has a little something for everyone.

When The Lights Go Out

Told in Mary Kubica's trademark mystery style, When The Lights Go Out ($5) is an intertwined tale of a mother's love and her daughter's quest to find her place in the world amidst a lifetime of secrets. Perfect as a Mother's Day gift, this book is hard to put down and will leave you running for a hug from your own mom.

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Lost Roses: A Novel

Martha Hall Kelly's newest piece, Lost Roses: A Novel ($14) is a perfect historical fiction pick. Set as a prequel to her bestselling Lilac GirlsLost Roses is inspired by true events, and features the beloved character's mothers as they navigate World War I.

First Women: The Grace and Power of America's Modern First Ladies

Powerful females are center stage in First Women: The Grace and Power of America's Modern First Ladies ($6). An often overlooked position, the First Lady of the United States is explored in all her inspiration in this New York Times Bestseller. 

Where the Crawdads Sing

With over 30 weeks on the New York Times Bestseller List and a similar ranking on the Amazon top seller list, Where the Crawdads Sing ($13) is an easy pick. Alone in a marsh for her entire adult life, a young woman battles a murder charge that lends itself to a beautiful tale of love, life and loss.

Educated: A Memoir

New York Times bestselling memoir, Educated ($15) by Tara Westover is a must-read. Following the footsteps of a young girl from a survivalist family in the mountains of Idaho, the true-life tale details Westover's first step into a classroom at the age of 17 and her insatiable thirst for knowledge.

Cat and Nat's Mom Truths: Embarrassing Stories and Brutally Honest Advice on the Extremely Real Struggle of Motherhood

True life besties and mom extraordinaires, Facebook moms Cat and Nat have released their first book all that's part memoir and part advice. Cat and Nat's Mom Truths: Embarrassing Stories and Brutally Honest Advice on the Extremely Real Struggle of Motherhood ($12) is all the things you love about the online community the Canadian moms have cultivated over the past few years, and will have you in tears of joy.

There Are Girls Like Lions: Poems About Being A Woman

The busy mom won't wait to be able to get their hands on this gorgeously illustrated collection of poems on womanhood. There Are Girls Like Lions ($12) is a 30-poem book is perfect for mothers, daughters, sisters and anyone who needs a little inspiration.

 

Love & Lemons Every Day Cookbook

For moms on a mission to feed healthy meals to their family, Love & Lemons Every Day Cookbook ($22) is the perfect gift. With over 100 new vegetarian recipes and gorgeous photos, the kids will hardly miss the meat in this plant-based collection.

 

––Karly Wood

Feature photo: Anthony Tran via Unsplash

 

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