The 10 Best Books for Mom This Mother's Day

Looking for a gift for mom this Mother’s Day? Why not give her a book! A book will help her unwind, capture her imagination, inspire her, or just be the perfect escape.

Here are 10 books we think might be the perfect gift for your mother:

1) In Calamity’s Wake by Natalee Caple
This captivating story of a young woman searching for her mother, the legendary Calamity Jane, will take your mother on an adventure in the Wild West!

2) Audrey in Rome by Luca Dotti
Audrey Hepburn’s son shares almost 200 candid photos of the movie star and style icon during her time in Rome. This is one gorgeous gift book!

3) The Honest Toddler
Mom is going to get a kick out of this hilarious book written by twitter’s beloved toddler. This tot is outrageously confident, charming, and honest (of course), and pens a parenting book like no other!

4) The Wolves of St. Peter’s by Gina Buonaguro  and Janice Kirk
Does your mom love historical fiction? Pick up this suspenseful and intoxicating story of young love, art, and betrayal, set in Renaissance Rome.

5) Relish by Daphne Oz
The lovely Daphne Oz (yes, that’s Dr. Oz’s daughter, and co-star of TV’s The Chew!) shares advice on how to relish your food, your home, and your life in order to maximize health and happiness.

6) Instant Mom by Nia Vardalos
Vardalos, writer and star of My Big Fat Greek Wedding, shares the story of how she instantly became a mom through adoption in this witty, honest, and touching book.

7) The Painted Girls by Cathy Marie Buchanan
Take your mom to Paris through the pages of Cathy Marie Buchanan’s haunting story of two remarkable sisters, one a ballerina that models for Degas, the other dealing with the seedier side of Paris in the 1800’s.

8) The Golem & the Jinni by Helene Wecker
As you can tell, we’re big fans of this magical debut novel here! It’s the perfect read for anyone who loves fantasy, adventure, or The Night Circus!

9) The Power of Style by Bobbie Thomas
This thoughtful and inspiring guide provides tips from Bobbie Thomas, the Today Show style editor, on everything you need to feel stylish, smart, sexy, and satisfied.

10) The Silence of Bonaventure Arrow by Rita Leganski
A magical debut novel from Rita Leganski, The Silence of Bonaventure Arrow is the tale of a mute boy whose gift of wondrous hearing reveals family secrets and forgotten voodoo lore, and exposes a murder that threatens the souls of those who love him.

There you go! 10 gift ideas for mom this Mother’s Day. Have more ideas, or need more suggestions? Tweet to us @SavvyReader.

And, to all the moms out there: Happy Mother’s Day, and THANK YOU! Thank you for always being there, thank you for the unconditional love, and thank you for inspiring in us a love of reading.

The Savvy Reader

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