Now that the holidays are here again, you have to brainstorm as to what you’re going to get everyone as far as presents go – including your mother. Feeling a little lost as to what to get her? Here are a few of the best books that mothers will love.
The cover portrays a nearly transparent girl falling from the sky, as the title would suggest. After a young girl becomes the only survivor of her family, she goes to live with her African American grandmother. When she’s immersed in a nearly black community, looking so different with blue eyes and light brown skin, she’s forced to understand how the fate of her parents can lead to a completely different identity for herself.
With a single Christian Louboutin shoe as the main picture of the cover, Bond Girl already portrays a layer of mystery that makes you want to read more. Unlike most little girls, it had always been Alex’s dream to be a successful big cat on Wall Street. But as she joins an esteemed brokerage firm, Cromwell Pierce, she finds it’s a lot harder to make it up the bond sale change than she thought. And when disaster hits for the bonds business, she has to make the biggest decision of her career. This is surely a thriller not just for your mom, but for anyone who enjoys reading.
You’ve heard of the novels where a girl get amnesia and loses all memory of her loved ones, her career, and many other things. But in Forgotten: A Novel, the author brings a whole new twist – instead, everyone that ever loved Tupper thought she died in a tragic accident, and moved on with their lives. When she comes back six months later, she has to get her life back on track – or change, like everyone keeps telling her. A book about true decisions in life, it will leave you reading it all the way until the end.
A mystery straight from the start, the Imposter Bride will leave you wondering about the next page until the book is already through. When a mail-order bride who is not the person she says she is leaves behind her new husband and baby daughter, leaving only a diary of the person whose identity she stole and a large uncut diamond, it’s up to her daughter to figure out the truth – no matter what it might be. If you want to get your mother something she’ll read time and again, this book is an excellent choice.
If you’ve got a mother that loves to cook, or is always trying out new recipes, Cooking with Love: Comfort Food that Hugs You is the perfect book for her. Written by the co-host of ABC’s daily lifestyle series The Chew, who was also a Top Chef All-Stars Fan Favorite, this book has foods that will make your mouth water just thinking about. With over 100 wonderful recipes, you can keep your mother busy with new things to cook for a very long time.
Ina Garten presents tons of recipes that make home cooks look like pro chefs, whether it be with her Jalapeño Cheddar Crackers or her Hot Smoke Salmon. If you’ve got a mom that likes to show off in the kitchen and be the savior of everyone’s stomachs, Barefoot Contessa: Recipes You Can Trust is most definitely the recipe cookbook for her.
A beautiful story of love, Enza and Ciro first meet Italian Alps, at the beginning of the 1900’s. But when Ciro is forced into working in America, they lose hope for meeting again. In a turn of events, Enza is forced to emigrate to America as well. When everything seems to go right for these star-crossed lovers, however, Ciro is forced into serving in World War I, while Enza is graciously whisked off to the world of the opera. Will these two find love for each other once again? If your mother has a soft spot for love stories, this is the perfect novel for her.
When a wife is on the brink of giving up on her almost twenty yearlong marriage, an anonymous online study called “Marriage in the 21st Century” appears in her inbox. She became the anonymous Wife 22, and has a caseworker – Researcher 101. But when questions that she never even knew needed to be answered come to her attention, she’s forced to come to a decision that could affect her marriage, her family, and her whole life.
If your mother is the kind that doesn’t let up for anything, whose always on the move, taking care of her family, errands, the house, cooking, and everything else under the sun, then she needs this book. Help her learn how to relax and to give herself sometime through this advice novel.
The star of this book is Penny Marshall, director of Big and A League of Their Own, likewise the woman who took the stage at The Jackie Gleason Show. You get a detailed look at her backstory, her personal life, and all of the little funny quirks she’s encountered throughout her life’s journey. For The Jackie Gleason Show in 1955 to the present day, get a look at the funny woman who led such an interesting life.
Finding a gift for your mom can be extremely difficult. No matter what you decide, however, it’s important to remember that there’s no price on what is right and what’s wrong to get her – an extravagant or expensive gift can give her the same smile as a simple book would. No matter what you decide, remember that she’s your mother, and she’ll love it no matter what it is.