Wednesday, May 8, 2013

GIVE YOUR MOM A BOOK: Mother's Day Book Recommendations From A Mom's Bookshelf

If you're planning to buy for your mom the -nth recipe book or that biography that was highly acclaimed by the critics but will bore your mom to tears, freeze right there! You want to celebrate the upcoming Mother's Day with a gift that will entertain, uplift, inform, educate, evaluate the most important woman in your life. Give your mom the chance to kick back and relax, expand her horizons or simply provide her with an escapist fantasy, a diversion from her chores and her daily routine...a recipe book may sound like an implicit invitation to spend more time in the kitchen (as if moms didn't do that in abundance) or a veiled criticism of her culinary skills. If she is a good cook, she won't need that book. If she needs to improve in that department of the housekeeping, she will hit the bookstore or the internet at her earliest convenience. 
Accept the advice and browse through these reading suggestions: they come from a mom who loves to read.

Someday, Someday, Maybe by Lauren Graham
"A charming and laugh-out-loud novel by Lauren Graham, beloved star of Parenthood and Gilmore Girls, about an aspiring actress trying to make it in mid-nineties New York City." (Goodreads)
Hardcover, 352 pages
Published by Ballantine Books
Released April 30, 2013
Genre: women's fiction, chick lit, contemporary novel, romance, humor

The Ashford Affair, by Lauren Willig 
"New York Times bestselling author Lauren Willig "pins a web of lust, power and loss that is by turns epic and intimate, transporting and page-turning." (Goodreads)
Hardcover, 358 pages
Published by St. Martin's Press 
Released April 9, 2013
Genre: women's fiction, chick lit, historical fiction, contemporary novel, romance, mystery, Africa

I See Your Dream Job, by Sue Frederick
"Have you ever wondered what you were truly meant to do in life? Have you ever felt that you have a higher calling? Let career intuitive Sue Frederick show you the way." (Goodreads)
Hardcover, 272 pages
Published by St. Martin's Press
Released September 1, 2009 
Genre: non-fiction, inspirational

Work Women Want, by Jennifer Forest 
"Jennifer Forest gives voice to a new generation of women who are finally finding the right balance between careers and motherhood. Work Women Want answers the questions asked by so many working women today."(Goodreads)
Published by Artisan House
Released May 1, 2013 
Genre: non-fiction, inspirational

Bobbi Brown Pretty Powerful, by Bobbi Brown & Sara Bliss 
"From Bobbi Brown, world-famous makeup artist, Pretty Powerful is a new kind of makeup manual that starts with who you are, rather than how you look." (Goodreads) 
Hardcover, 288 pages
Published by Chronicle Books 
Released September 26, 2012 
Genre: non-fiction, beauty

The Honest Life, by Jessica Alba
"The Honest Life recounts Alba’s personal journey of discovery and reveals her tips for making healthy living fun, real, and stylish, while offering a candid look inside her home and daily life." (Goodreads)
Paperback, 272 pages
Published by Rodale Books 
Released March 12, 2013
Genre: non-fiction, health


  1. Maryellen PallowMay 9, 2013 at 2:35 AM

    What a list! Your very first recommendation, SOMEDAY, SOMEDAY, MAYBE, is also first on my list to read! Thanks for sharing!

  2. You're welcome, Maryellen! Thank you for your comment :) Aren't our tbr lists ridiculously long?

  3. Hey thanks Mina for this wonderful list! i'll ask my mom which book would she like to read from these.