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Books for Every Mom: A Mother’s Day Reading List

Mother’s Day is right around the corner and whether you’re shopping for your partner, grandmother, or a mother figure in your life, it’s high time you give them a great book. We know there’s all kinds of moms, with all different kinds of hobbies and interests, from the musical to the outdoorsy to the mindful and beyond, these reads are sure to land you on her nice list. Celebrate everything moms do for us with these books (and maybe even find a few choices for yourself). 

Pop Culture Mom

Barbie™: The World Tour

Hardcover $49.50 $55.00

Barbie™: The World Tour

Barbie™: The World Tour

By Margot Robbie , Andrew Mukamal
Photographer Craig McDean
Foreword by Edward Enninful
Introduction Margaret Zhang
Afterword Greta Gerwig
From an Idea by Fabien Baron

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An essential gift book for anyone who cried watching Barbie. Whether you cried together, over the phone, or by yourself thinking about her, commemorate the occasion with this nifty book that will please any fashionista mom.

An essential gift book for anyone who cried watching Barbie. Whether you cried together, over the phone, or by yourself thinking about her, commemorate the occasion with this nifty book that will please any fashionista mom.

Monsters: A Fan's Dilemma

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Monsters: A Fan's Dilemma

Monsters: A Fan's Dilemma

By Claire Dederer

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For those of us lucky enough to have a fangirl mom, this book is hard to beat. Explore the culture of critique, artistry and fandom — you and mom will find yourselves debating, agreeing, cheering and wanting to ask even more questions with each page turned. 

For those of us lucky enough to have a fangirl mom, this book is hard to beat. Explore the culture of critique, artistry and fandom — you and mom will find yourselves debating, agreeing, cheering and wanting to ask even more questions with each page turned. 

Rebel Girl: My Life as a Feminist Punk

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Rebel Girl: My Life as a Feminist Punk

Rebel Girl: My Life as a Feminist Punk

By Kathleen Hanna

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If you’ve listened to your mom drone on and on about her favorite bands of years past and the Riot Grrrl movement, there’s a good chance she’s heard of Kathleen Hanna. From fronting Bikini Kill to sharing anecdotes about Kurt Cobain and Joan Jett, we’re totally stoked for this brand-new punk rock memoir.

If you’ve listened to your mom drone on and on about her favorite bands of years past and the Riot Grrrl movement, there’s a good chance she’s heard of Kathleen Hanna. From fronting Bikini Kill to sharing anecdotes about Kurt Cobain and Joan Jett, we’re totally stoked for this brand-new punk rock memoir.

Poetic Mom

You Are Here: Poetry in the Natural World

Hardcover $22.50 $25.00

You Are Here: Poetry in the Natural World

You Are Here: Poetry in the Natural World

Editor Ada Limón

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Give mom the gift of slowing down and smelling the roses with this stunning collection. Edited by Poet Laureate Ada Limón, this anthology of poetry is an ode to the natural world and the way we interact with it.

Give mom the gift of slowing down and smelling the roses with this stunning collection. Edited by Poet Laureate Ada Limón, this anthology of poetry is an ode to the natural world and the way we interact with it.

Bite by Bite: Nourishments and Jamborees

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Bite by Bite: Nourishments and Jamborees

Bite by Bite: Nourishments and Jamborees

By Aimee Nezhukumatathil

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Essays about all kinds of food, written only the way a poet could. Aimee Nezhukumatathil’s book would make a great gift for any mom who loves to rave about the best recipes, restaurants and meals you’ve shared together.

Essays about all kinds of food, written only the way a poet could. Aimee Nezhukumatathil’s book would make a great gift for any mom who loves to rave about the best recipes, restaurants and meals you’ve shared together.

Devotions: The Selected Poems of Mary Oliver

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Devotions: The Selected Poems of Mary Oliver

Devotions: The Selected Poems of Mary Oliver

By Mary Oliver

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An essential gift from one of our most indelible voices in poetry. Mary Oliver writes of the importance of slowing down and taking in the beauty of every day — a message any mom can get behind.

An essential gift from one of our most indelible voices in poetry. Mary Oliver writes of the importance of slowing down and taking in the beauty of every day — a message any mom can get behind.

Funny Mom

Quietly Hostile

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Quietly Hostile

Quietly Hostile

By Samantha Irby

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Is there anything better than the gift of laughs? If your mom cracks jokes at every turn and tends to love a hilarious sitcom, Samantha Irby’s essay collection is the way to go this Mother’s Day.

Is there anything better than the gift of laughs? If your mom cracks jokes at every turn and tends to love a hilarious sitcom, Samantha Irby’s essay collection is the way to go this Mother’s Day.

There Are Moms Way Worse Than You: Irrefutable Proof That You Are Indeed a Fantastic Parent

Hardcover $12.99 $15.00

There Are Moms Way Worse Than You: Irrefutable Proof That You Are Indeed a Fantastic Parent

There Are Moms Way Worse Than You: Irrefutable Proof That You Are Indeed a Fantastic Parent

By Glenn Boozan
Illustrator Priscilla Witte

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It’s a natural human right to poke light fun at mom here and there, and Glenn Boozan’s book is the perfect way to do that. (Whip this out the next time she asks why you can’t be more like one of your friends.)

It’s a natural human right to poke light fun at mom here and there, and Glenn Boozan’s book is the perfect way to do that. (Whip this out the next time she asks why you can’t be more like one of your friends.)

The Little Frog's Guide to Self-Care: Affirmations, Self-Love and Life Lessons According to the Internet's Beloved Mushroom Frog

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The Little Frog's Guide to Self-Care: Affirmations, Self-Love and Life Lessons According to the Internet's Beloved Mushroom Frog

The Little Frog's Guide to Self-Care: Affirmations, Self-Love and Life Lessons According to the Internet's Beloved Mushroom Frog

By Maybell Eequay

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Moms love Facebook and Instagram as much as we do, and the witty quips in this gem of a book are sure to be uploaded far and wide. Make her the resident funny frog lady of her friend group this May.

Moms love Facebook and Instagram as much as we do, and the witty quips in this gem of a book are sure to be uploaded far and wide. Make her the resident funny frog lady of her friend group this May.

Christian Mom

Mostly What God Does: Reflections on Seeking and Finding His Love Everywhere

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Mostly What God Does: Reflections on Seeking and Finding His Love Everywhere

Mostly What God Does: Reflections on Seeking and Finding His Love Everywhere

By Savannah Guthrie

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There’s a good chance your mom has had Good Morning America playing in the background of morning breakfast for years. Surprise her with this moving memoir from Savannah Guthrie with plenty of heart, faith and love.

There’s a good chance your mom has had Good Morning America playing in the background of morning breakfast for years. Surprise her with this moving memoir from Savannah Guthrie with plenty of heart, faith and love.

The Women of the Bible Speak: The Wisdom of 16 Women and Their Lessons for Today

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The Women of the Bible Speak: The Wisdom of 16 Women and Their Lessons for Today

The Women of the Bible Speak: The Wisdom of 16 Women and Their Lessons for Today

By Shannon Bream

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It’s common to hear from the men of the Bible, but the women provide plenty of wisdom too, and Mom will enjoy how this book brings them front and center with digestible lessons centered on being a woman of faith.

It’s common to hear from the men of the Bible, but the women provide plenty of wisdom too, and Mom will enjoy how this book brings them front and center with digestible lessons centered on being a woman of faith.

Have a Beautiful, Terrible Day!: Daily Meditations for the Ups, Downs & In-Betweens

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Have a Beautiful, Terrible Day!: Daily Meditations for the Ups, Downs & In-Betweens

Have a Beautiful, Terrible Day!: Daily Meditations for the Ups, Downs & In-Betweens

By Kate Bowler

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Not every day is going to be a winner, but Kate Bowler is here with a little encouragement to help those not-winning days feel less like losing. With daily insights, this book is a reliable companion for Mom’s daily trials.

Not every day is going to be a winner, but Kate Bowler is here with a little encouragement to help those not-winning days feel less like losing. With daily insights, this book is a reliable companion for Mom’s daily trials.

Memoir Mom

Did I Ever Tell You?: A Memoir

Hardcover $26.09 $28.99

Did I Ever Tell You?: A Memoir

Did I Ever Tell You?: A Memoir

By Genevieve Kingston

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Mother’s Day can be a reflective time for moms, just as much as it is a celebration. Genevieve Kingston’s remarkable memoir — as heartbreaking as it is hopeful — is an intimate and compelling story of grief and love, family, and the reverberating impact of what we leave behind.

Mother’s Day can be a reflective time for moms, just as much as it is a celebration. Genevieve Kingston’s remarkable memoir — as heartbreaking as it is hopeful — is an intimate and compelling story of grief and love, family, and the reverberating impact of what we leave behind.

The Light We Carry: Overcoming in Uncertain Times

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The Light We Carry: Overcoming in Uncertain Times

The Light We Carry: Overcoming in Uncertain Times

By Michelle Obama

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Who better to give mom nuggets of wisdom than one of the most impressive moms out there? Former First Lady Michelle Obama shares practical wisdom and powerful strategies for staying hopeful and balanced in today’s highly uncertain world.

Who better to give mom nuggets of wisdom than one of the most impressive moms out there? Former First Lady Michelle Obama shares practical wisdom and powerful strategies for staying hopeful and balanced in today’s highly uncertain world.

Somehow: Thoughts on Love

Hardcover $19.80 $22.00

Somehow: Thoughts on Love

Somehow: Thoughts on Love

By Anne Lamott

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Anne Lamott’s latest reminds us of the beauty of life and love. Full of empathy, heart and humanity, Lamott reflects on the struggles and triumphs of life through essays on all different kinds of love, from motherhood to romantic and platonic.

Anne Lamott’s latest reminds us of the beauty of life and love. Full of empathy, heart and humanity, Lamott reflects on the struggles and triumphs of life through essays on all different kinds of love, from motherhood to romantic and platonic.

History Buff Mom

The Three Mothers: How the Mothers of Martin Luther King, Jr., Malcolm X, and James Baldwin Shaped a Nation

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The Three Mothers: How the Mothers of Martin Luther King, Jr., Malcolm X, and James Baldwin Shaped a Nation

The Three Mothers: How the Mothers of Martin Luther King, Jr., Malcolm X, and James Baldwin Shaped a Nation

By Anna Malaika Tubbs

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The History Buff moms out there most likely know and revere these three iconic men in history, but has she heard of how their mothers shaped them? A celebratory, and revelatory, account of the three remarkable moms who helped change history.

The History Buff moms out there most likely know and revere these three iconic men in history, but has she heard of how their mothers shaped them? A celebratory, and revelatory, account of the three remarkable moms who helped change history.

A History of Women in 101 Objects

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A History of Women in 101 Objects

A History of Women in 101 Objects

By Annabelle Hirsch

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There have been millions of incredible women throughout history who have changed the world. While they haven’t always been recognized, this compendium will take mom through women’s history, one object at a time.

There have been millions of incredible women throughout history who have changed the world. While they haven’t always been recognized, this compendium will take mom through women’s history, one object at a time.

Normal Women: Nine Hundred Years of Making History

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Normal Women: Nine Hundred Years of Making History

Normal Women: Nine Hundred Years of Making History

By Philippa Gregory

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From pirates to murderers and housewives, Philippa Gregory puts the women who helped build England’s massive empire at center stage.

From pirates to murderers and housewives, Philippa Gregory puts the women who helped build England’s massive empire at center stage.

Literary Mom

The Women: A Novel

Hardcover $21.00 $30.00

The Women: A Novel

The Women: A Novel

By Kristin Hannah

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Everything you’ve heard about this one is true — centered on a woman who goes to the front lines of the war in Vietnam, Kristin Hannah writes of courage, love and friendship, and the sacrifices we make for the people around us. (Don’t forget to give mom a pack of tissues with this one.)

Everything you’ve heard about this one is true — centered on a woman who goes to the front lines of the war in Vietnam, Kristin Hannah writes of courage, love and friendship, and the sacrifices we make for the people around us. (Don’t forget to give mom a pack of tissues with this one.)

Tom Lake

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Tom Lake

Tom Lake

By Ann Patchett

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Ann Patchett is back with a gorgeous novel about family, our histories and how our lives are built on so many small choices. Weaving the past with the present, Patchett reminds readers that our parents had entire lives before we came along.

Ann Patchett is back with a gorgeous novel about family, our histories and how our lives are built on so many small choices. Weaving the past with the present, Patchett reminds readers that our parents had entire lives before we came along.

After Annie (Barnes & Noble Book Club Edition)

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After Annie (Barnes & Noble Book Club Edition)

After Annie (Barnes & Noble Book Club Edition)

By Anna Quindlen

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Like Anne Tyler and Ann Patchett, Anna Quindlen is a gentle guide through life’s tricky bits. We’ve missed reading her fiction and we’re so excited for her first novel in years.

Like Anne Tyler and Ann Patchett, Anna Quindlen is a gentle guide through life’s tricky bits. We’ve missed reading her fiction and we’re so excited for her first novel in years.

Romance Mom

Funny Story

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Funny Story

Funny Story

By Emily Henry

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Moms deserve romance too, and no one does it quite like Emily Henry. Her latest gives us another relatable, hilarious and cathartic rom-com centered on a pair of roommates in an idyllic lakeside town who struggle to make friends and find their footing in the world.

Moms deserve romance too, and no one does it quite like Emily Henry. Her latest gives us another relatable, hilarious and cathartic rom-com centered on a pair of roommates in an idyllic lakeside town who struggle to make friends and find their footing in the world.

Yours Truly

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Yours Truly

Yours Truly

By Abby Jimenez

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If your mom has dragged you into the living room to watch her favorite old rom-coms and flicks, she’ll love Abby Jimenez. The bestselling author of Part of Your World brings joy, warmth and butterflies in this charming romance.

If your mom has dragged you into the living room to watch her favorite old rom-coms and flicks, she’ll love Abby Jimenez. The bestselling author of Part of Your World brings joy, warmth and butterflies in this charming romance.

By the Book (A Meant to Be Novel)

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By the Book (A Meant to Be Novel)

By the Book (A Meant to Be Novel)

By Jasmine Guillory

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Build mom’s gift basket with one of our favorite things: a book about books. With a romance so sweet it makes our teeth ache, this one feels like one of our favorite fairy tales.

Build mom’s gift basket with one of our favorite things: a book about books. With a romance so sweet it makes our teeth ache, this one feels like one of our favorite fairy tales.

Wild Mom

The Tulip Garden: Growing and Collecting Species, Rare and Annual Varieties

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The Tulip Garden: Growing and Collecting Species, Rare and Annual Varieties

The Tulip Garden: Growing and Collecting Species, Rare and Annual Varieties

By Polly Nicholson , Andrew Montgomery

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From purples to pinks and blues, we love tulips and all their hues. Find your green thumb in these pages and learn all about what it takes to take care of this classic flower, one petal at a time.

From purples to pinks and blues, we love tulips and all their hues. Find your green thumb in these pages and learn all about what it takes to take care of this classic flower, one petal at a time.

The Language of Trees: A Rewilding of Literature and Landscape

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The Language of Trees: A Rewilding of Literature and Landscape

The Language of Trees: A Rewilding of Literature and Landscape

By Katie Holten
Introduction Ross Gay

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If your mom loves spending time among the trees, why not give her a book that celebrates them throughout history? The Language of Trees gathers poets, musicians, philosophers and more to unearth this new language we all ought to know, one that changes the way we walk through the world.

If your mom loves spending time among the trees, why not give her a book that celebrates them throughout history? The Language of Trees gathers poets, musicians, philosophers and more to unearth this new language we all ought to know, one that changes the way we walk through the world.

The Backyard Bird Chronicles

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The Backyard Bird Chronicles

The Backyard Bird Chronicles

By Amy Tan
Foreword by David Allen Sibley

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Give mom the gift of a new hobby this year with the witty and wise voice of Amy Tan. Anyone can be a birder, and once she reads this one, birding she shall go.

Give mom the gift of a new hobby this year with the witty and wise voice of Amy Tan. Anyone can be a birder, and once she reads this one, birding she shall go.

Chef Mom

Health Nut: A Feel-Good Cookbook

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Health Nut: A Feel-Good Cookbook

Health Nut: A Feel-Good Cookbook

By Jess Damuck

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Foods guaranteed to make your soul (and plate) more colorful. Jess Damuck brings us back into the kitchen to try out even more delectable recipes you’ll want to brag to all your friends about.

Foods guaranteed to make your soul (and plate) more colorful. Jess Damuck brings us back into the kitchen to try out even more delectable recipes you’ll want to brag to all your friends about.

The Gourmand's Lemon. A Collection of Stories and Recipes

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The Gourmand's Lemon. A Collection of Stories and Recipes

The Gourmand's Lemon. A Collection of Stories and Recipes

By The Gourmand

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Baking, cooking and cocktails: lemons are a bright pop in any recipe. This beautiful book is a great gift for any home cook or a person who aspires to taste summer all year round.

Baking, cooking and cocktails: lemons are a bright pop in any recipe. This beautiful book is a great gift for any home cook or a person who aspires to taste summer all year round.

Spain: The Cookbook

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Spain: The Cookbook

Spain: The Cookbook

By Simone and Ines Ortega , Ferran Adria , Javier Mariscal

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If your mom likes to spice her recipes up every now and then, this collection on Spanish cuisine is a classic. Simone and Ines Ortega break down traditional recipes and usher in new generations of chefs looking to dive into over a thousand recipes.

If your mom likes to spice her recipes up every now and then, this collection on Spanish cuisine is a classic. Simone and Ines Ortega break down traditional recipes and usher in new generations of chefs looking to dive into over a thousand recipes.

Artsy Mom

Georgia O'Keeffe: To See Takes Time

Hardcover $44.00 $50.00

Georgia O'Keeffe: To See Takes Time

Georgia O'Keeffe: To See Takes Time

Artist Georgia O'Keeffe
Editor Samantha Friedman
Text by Laura Neufeld

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A collection from one of the world’s greatest painters brought to the page by MoMA. This Mother’s Day, let mom enjoy the exquisite works of a revolutionary artist.

A collection from one of the world’s greatest painters brought to the page by MoMA. This Mother’s Day, let mom enjoy the exquisite works of a revolutionary artist.

The Black Joy Project

Hardcover $35.00

The Black Joy Project

The Black Joy Project

By Kleaver Cruz

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A stunning visual compendium of Black Joy as a form of resistance, Kleaver Cruz’s collection is the type of book we’ll pass along for generations to come. From city to forest, suburb to desert, Black Joy is all around.

A stunning visual compendium of Black Joy as a form of resistance, Kleaver Cruz’s collection is the type of book we’ll pass along for generations to come. From city to forest, suburb to desert, Black Joy is all around.

The Story of Art Without Men

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The Story of Art Without Men

The Story of Art Without Men

By Katy Hessel

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The kind of book you can enjoy together, give mom Katy Hessel’s groundbreaking collection on the history of women’s art from the earliest movements to today.

The kind of book you can enjoy together, give mom Katy Hessel’s groundbreaking collection on the history of women’s art from the earliest movements to today.