Mother's Day is this weekend, and if you're struggling to find something to show your appreciation, look no further than the book store. There's a whole world of books that moms will love, from female-centric novels to family sagas, journals to inspirational decks, and business development to personal growth. There's something for every mom out there no matter her schedule. Take a look at the list below for some great picks to show the instrumental women in your life you've been thinking about them.
For the mom who loves a good memoir
Becoming, Michelle Obama
In her memoir, a work of deep reflection and mesmerizing storytelling, Michelle Obama invites readers into her world, chronicling the experiences that have shaped her--from her childhood on the South Side of Chicago to her years as an executive balancing the demands of motherhood and work, to her time spent at the world's most famous address.
For the mom who needs some inspiration
Occasional Magic: True Stories About Defying the Impossible, ed. Catherine Burns
This collection of stories is about people who find themselves in nearly impossible situations, and the paths they took forward. I'm sure many mothers have found themselves in this exact position.
For the mom who's in a book club
Pachinko, Min Jin Lee
In this page-turning saga, four generations of a poor Korean immigrant family fight to control their destiny in 20th-century Japan, exiled from a home they never knew
For the mom who doesn't have a lot of time
There are Girls like Lions, foreword by Cole Swensen
Poetry collections are great gifts for those who don't have a lot of time to read. For mothers, daughters, sisters, wives, partners, and friends, here are 30 stirring poems about the experience of being a woman.
For the mom who's looking for a deeper connection
Tell Me More, Kelly Corrigan
Corrigan sets out to name the phrases that make love and connection possible.
For the mom who needs to organize
The Art of D'Scard'Ng, Nagisa Tatsumi
The Art of Discarding (the book that originally inspired a young Marie Kondo to start cleaning up her closets) offers hands-on advice and easy-to-follow guidelines to help readers learn how to finally let go of stuff that is holding them back--as well as sage advice on acquiring less in the first place.
For the mom who likes to read with her children
I Love Mom with the Very Hungry Caterpillar, Eric Carle
Join The Very Hungry Caterpillar as he honors Mother's Day and celebrates incredible parents everywhere.
For the mom who likes politics
First Women, Kate Andersen Brower
This book takes a look at the true modern power brokers at the White House...the First Ladies. Brower offers new insights into this privileged group of remarkable women, including Jacqueline Kennedy, Lady Bird Johnson, Patricia Nixon, Betty Ford, Rosalynn Carter, Nancy Reagan, Barbara Bush, Hillary Clinton, Laura Bush, and Michelle Obama.
For the mom who loves stories about moms
Listen To Your Mother, Ann Imig
Listen to Your Mother is a fantastic awakening of why our mothers are important, taking readers on a journey through motherhood in all of its complexity, diversity, and humor. Based on the sensational national performance movement.
For the working mom
Girl Code, Cara Alwill Leyba
This book is a roadmap for female entrepreneurs, professional women, "side hustlers" (those with a day job plus a part-time small business), and anyone in between. It will teach you how to build confidence in yourself, reconnect with your "why," eradicate jealousy, and ultimately learn the power of connection.