Mother's Day is a great day to show your mom how much you care. A good book makes a great gift on its own or as part of a gift basket. Moms who love to read will appreciate a Mother's Day gift that shows you want her to relax and take time for herself. What better way to do that than curling up with a good book? Check out this list for gift ideas that are sure to please.
- Beginner's Greek by James Collins
(girl fiction, literature and fiction)
"This debut novel is superbly written. A sweet yet substantial romance, Beginner's Greek is perfect for the Mom who loves to read."
- The Last Lecture by Randy Pausch
(motivational, self-help, happiness)
"Give this inspirational bestseller about following your childhood dreams to the woman who still believes you can do anything."
- The Miracle at Speedy Motors by Alexander McCall Smith
(mystery and thrillers)
"The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency series is a delightful set of mystery books set in Botswana. The Miracle at Speedy Motors, the ninth book in the series, is sure to thrill any Ladies' Detective Agency fan. If your mom has not read this series yet, why not buy her the first few No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency books?"
- Certain Girls: A Novel by Jennifer Weiner
(literature and fiction)
"Cannie Shapiro, the memorable heroine of Jennifer Weiner's smash bestselling chick lit novel, Good in Bed, returns in Weiner's Certain Girls. The voice in the novel switches between Cannie and her teenage daughter. The mother-daughter themes in this novel make it a good pick for Mother's Day, especially if your mom enjoys light but entertaining reads."
- Marley & Me: Life and Love with the World's Worst Dog by John Grogan
"Does your mom refer to the dog as your brother or sister? Are the family pets her children as much as you are? Then give your mom Marley & Me by John Grogan -- which is now available in paperback -- this Mother's Day. Marley & Me is a book that any pet lover would enjoy. If you are looking for something more, pair it with a framed photo of you and the family pet. Your mother will be thrilled!"