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Mom’s Night In: 10 Books for Mother’s Day

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10 Books's for Mother's Day Textbooks.com Blog From “Goodnight Moon” for the 54th time to nicking your Harry Potters, mom has been reading by your side since your books were puffy, plastic, and waterproof. Encourage her love of the written word with these gift idea picks, perfect for curling up on the couch on mom’s night in. From historical fiction and powerful memoirs to cookbooks and keepsake journals, we’ve rounded up 10 perfect books for Mother’s Day.


The Stars Are Fire by Anita Shreve  10 Books for Mother's Day Textbooks.com Blog The Stars Are Fire by Anita Shreve
Maybe mom never endured a wildfire, but she did survive your high school years. Inspire her (and say thank you) with another of Shreve’s historically entwined tomes, this one about a young mother tested by a drought-spurred fire in 1947 Bar Harbor, Maine.

The Curious Charms of Arthur Pepper by Phaedra Patrick 10 Books for Mother's Day Textbooks.com Blog The Curious Charms of Arthur Pepper by Phaedra Patrick
Our titular Arthur is still grieving the loss of his wife when he finds her charm bracelet amongst the emotional rubble. A phone number on the back of the elephant leads him on a serendipitous and sudden journey around the world. Better giftwrap a box of tissues for mom, too.

Lilac Girls by Martha Hall Kelly 10 Books for Mother's Day Textbooks.com Blog Lilac Girls by Martha Hall Kelly
Coming soon to an Oscar-worthy screen near you (just a hunch), this WWII-set novel follows the intersecting lives of real-life Caroline Ferriday, a Connecticut debutante and Broadway actress; Kasia Kuzmerick, a Polish courier for the resistance; and Herta Oberheuser, a Nazi doctor from Ravensbruck, the only all-female concentration camp. Make it two boxes of tissues.

Bette and Joan: The Divine Feud by Shaun Considine 10 Books for Mother's Day Textbooks.com Blog Bette and Joan: The Divine Feud by Shaun Considine
The inspiration behind Ryan Murphy’s latest campy TV send-up, “Feud,” this reow-filled biography dishes on Hollywood nemeses Bette Davis and Joan Crawford and the filming of What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? Forget the tissues - you're going to need a towel for this diva-fied bloodbath.

The Arrangement by Sarah Dunn 10 Books for Mother's Day Textbooks.com Blog The Arrangement by Sarah Dunn
Give this one to mom, and her book club will be sending you thank you notes, too. A married couple wonders if the grass is greener in this funny, modern rumination on relationships, parenting, and (close your ears, dad!) dalliances.

The Radium Girls by Kate Moore 10 Books for Mother's Day Textbooks.com Blog The Radium Girls by Kate Moore
Part historical nonfiction, part horror story, all maddening, “Radium Girls” follows the harrowing account of watch dial painters in the 1920s who died of radium poisoning and the ensuing factory owners’ cover up.

Option B by Sheryl Sandberg 10 Books for Mother's Day Textbooks.com Blog Option B by Sheryl Sandberg
The subtitle of Sandberg’s new book says it all, Facing Adversity, Building Resilience, and Finding Joy. Written in the wake of her husband’s sudden death, the Facebook exec works through the grief and shock, earning another fitting title: Chief Optimism Officer.

Shoot Like a Girl by Mary Jennings Hegar 10 Books for Mother's Day Textbooks.com Blog Shoot Like a Girl by Mary Jennings Hegar
Hegar – an Air National Guard pilot – recounts her rise through the ranks and heroic tales from the frontline. A Purple Heart and heart.

Q&A a Day for Moms by Potter Style 10 Books for Mother's Day Textbooks.com Blog Q&A a Day for Moms by Potter Style
For new moms or worldly ones who love a trip down memory lane, this 5-year keepsake journal will help her keep tabs on the small moments and big milestones with question prompts and fill-in-the-blank cues like, “I wish moms didn’t have to…” and “What interests your child today?”

Cooking with Nonna by Rossella Rago 10 Books for Mother's Day Textbooks.com Blog Cooking with Nonna by Rossella Rago
All good parties end in the kitchen, and all good mom’s day book lists end with a cookbook. How better than with one that pays homage to family (and meatballs and ricotta pie and fresh fettucine and and and)?

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