11 Books to Give Your Mom on Mother’s Day

May 1, 2018
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In honor of Mother’s Day on May 13th, Bustle has compiled a list of 11 books that would serve as the perfect gift for the mama in your life. Here they are:

Love and Ruin by Paula McLain. This novel centers on another of Ernest Hemingway's lovers, war journalist Martha Gellhorn, who met Hemingway during a trip abroad to cover the Spanish Civil War.

The Female Persuasion by Meg Wolitzer. A few years after she tells second-wave feminist icon Faith Frank about her sexual assault, Greer Kadetsky lands a job at Frank's nonprofit organization. But is working for the venture capital-funded group really in line with Greer's modern-day feminism?

I've Got My Eyes on You by Mary Higgins Clark. When her 18-year-old sister is found dead at the bottom of the family's swimming pool, 28-year-old Aline Dowling inserts herself into the investigation--and into the path of her sister's killer.

After Anna by Lisa Scottoline. Newlywed Maggie moves her 17-year-old daughter into the home she shares with Noah and his son, with hopes the four will live as a happy family. But when the teenage girl turns up dead, and her stepfather is named the prime suspect, Maggie embarks on a journey for answers.

I've Been Thinking…: Reflections, Prayers, and Meditations for a Meaningful Life by Maria Shriver. This devotional book from the journalist and former California First Lady will help your mom figure out her next steps in life.

Circe by Madeline Miller. Made legendary in The Odyssey as the witch who turned Odysseus' men to pigs, Circe comes to life in Madeline Miller's new novel--which follows her from childhood, tracing her involvement in all your favorite Greek myths.

Auntie Poldi and the Sicilian Lions by Mario Giordano. After retiring to Sicily, where she hopes to live out her days in wine-buzzed peace, 60-year-old Auntie Poldi finds herself pulled into a murder investigation. 

This Is Me: Loving the Person You Are Today by Chrissy Metz. The This Is Us star discusses her abusive childhood, living in poverty and being a woman of size in a world designed for the thin.

The Last Black Unicorn by Tiffany Haddish. The Girls Trip star brings her signature comedic stylings to this collection of essays.

Martha's Flowers: A Practical Guide to Growing, Gathering, and Enjoying by Martha Stewart. Stewart gives the reader her no-nonsense wisdom on growing, pruning, and arranging flowers for yourself.

Magnolia Table: A Collection of Recipes for Gathering by Joanna Gaines. Gaines shares a lot of good, healthy recipes your mom will enjoy in her first cookbook. 

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