Saturday, May 1, 2010

Celebrate Mother's Day with the Perfect Book

Mother's Day is this Sunday May 9! While dinner and flowers are the tradition, why not make your celebration more special by giving her a book or two. You can make the selection yourself or make a date with your mom to visit her favorite bookstore.

Long after the candy is gone and the flowers are past their prime, your mom will still be enjoying the book you have selected for her special day. Here are my top 20 suggestions for the special woman in your life:


  • The Girl Who Chased the Moon: A Novel by Sarah Addison Allen ISBN: 978-0553807219
  • The God of the Hive: A novel of suspense featuring Mary Russell and Sherlock Holmes by Laurie R. King ISBN: 978-0553805543
  • House Rules: A Novel by Jodi Picoult ISBN: 978-0743296434
  • The Inn at Angel Island by Thomas Kinkade ISBN: 978-0425234341
  • The Postmistress by Sarah Blake ISBN: 978-0399156199
  • The Telling by Beverly Lewis ISBN: 978-0764205736
  • The Walk: A Novel by Richard Paul Evans ISBN: 978-1439187319
  • Committed: A Skeptic Makes Peace with Marriage by Elizabeth Gilbert ISBN: 978-0670021659
  • Living Oprah: My One-Year Experiment to Walk the Walk of the Queen of Talk by Robyn Okrant ISBN: 978-1599952390
  • Lunch in Paris: A Love Story, with Recipes by Elizabeth Bard ISBN: 978-0316042796
  • Day-votions for Women: Heart to Heart Encouragement by Rebecca Barlow Jordan ISBN: 978-0310322030
  • Dreaming of Dior: Every Dress Tells a Story by Charlotte Smith ISBN: 978-1439187555
  • Giada at Home: Family Recipes from Italy and California by Giada De Laurentiis ISBN: 978-0307451019
  • The Good Mother's Guide by Ladies' Homemaker Monthly ISBN: 978-1604331424
  • The Gospel According to Coco Chanel: Life Lessons from the World's Most Elegant Woman by Karen Karbo ISBN: 978-1599215235
  • Just Let Me Lie Down: Necessary terms for the Half-Insane Working Mom by Kristin van Ogtrop ISBN: 978-0316068284
  • The Little Big Book for Moms, 10th Anniversary Edition by Lena Tabori ISBN: 978-1599620756
  • Mom Rules: Notes on Motherhood, the World's Best Job by Jill Milligan ISBN: 978-1602399877
  • Mommy Prayers: For *the missing binkie *the late preschool pickup *the birthday party from hell...and other everyday absurdities by Tracy Mayor ISBN: 978-1401323721
  • Paula Deen's Savannah Style by Paula Deen ISBN: 978-1416552246
Don't forget that Mother's Day is not only a day for celebrating mothers and motherhood, but also for celebrating all the special women in your life including step moms, aunts, sisters, cousins, in-laws, and godmothers. Consider buying a special book for each.

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