Books make the perfect gift for every occasion, and with Mother’s Day coming up now is the time to place your order to make sure it arrives in time to gift it on May 10.
We have selected 10 wonderful books for mums across the board. Snap up a few for mum to snuggle down and escape with this Mother’s Day.
1. Housewife Superstar! Advice (and Much More) from a Nonagenarian Domestic Goddess Danielle Wood, at Booktopia -$24.25
Protagonist Marjorie Bligh is a 95 year old, once divorced and twice widowed, housewife superstar. The real life Dame Edna, Marjorie is Australia’s answer to Martha Stewart with a plethora of hints to keep your house in order. This book will keep you laughing right through Mother’s Day and beyond.
2. Spiritual Midwifery Ina May Gaskin, Book Depository – $26.03
The beauty of natural childbirth is explored through this lovely book by midwife Ina May Gaskin. It is filled with amazing birth stories about Old Order Amish women attended by the Farm midwives to urban mamas. The latest edition has been updated to include a range of modern day birthing practices and birthing resources.
3. Big Little Lies Liane Moriarty, Booktopia – $10.50
Centred around a group of women who meet when their children start kindergarten, this Australian novel explores the playground behaviour of parents whilst slowly unravelling the secrets that each character is hiding. Riveting, humorous and confronting, you won’t be able to put this novel down once you start.
4. The Light Between Oceans M. L. Stedman, Booktopia – $16.75
Winner of the 2013 ABIA Book of the Year, The Light Between Oceans is one of my all time favourite books. Set off the coast of Western Australia on a remote lighthouse, this novel explores how the decisions we make have far reaching consequences. Beautifully written, you will need tissues but it’s a book you can’t pass up.
5. The Wife Drought : Why Women Need Wives and Men Need Lives Annabel Crabb, Booktopia -$29.25
If you missed out on grabbing this last Christmas, Mother’s Day is the time to grab it. Bursting with candid and funny stories from Annabel’s experiences in the media and politics, The Wife Drought calls for a ceasefire in the gender wars and is a catalyst for a conversation we should all be having.
6. The Girl on the Train Paula Hawkins, Book Depository – $20.27
Every morning Rachel catches the train into London and gazes into the backyards of the residential blocks on the way. One day she spots something shocking that changes everything. Often compared to Gone Girl, The Girl on the Train is a nail biting thriller that will keep you on the edge of your seat and questioning each prediction that you make.
7. Go Set a Watchman Harper Lee, Booktopia – $35.95
Go Set a Watchman is iconic classic, To Kill a Mockingbird’s sequel, and is certain to make it on to bookshelves around the world. Preorder now before it sells out.
8. Secret Garden: An Inky Treasure Hunt and Colouring Book Johanna Basford, Book Depository – $16.94
Who says only kids can enjoy a little colouring in? This intricately detailed book is perfect for all ages and paired with a gorgeous set of inks would be a lovely gift for mum.
9. The Zumbo Files : Unlocking the Secret Recipes of a Master Patissier Adriano Zumbo, Booktopia – $34.95
I was introduced to Zumbo by KidStyleFile’s own Ange early last year and it was instant love. Imagine being able to recreate some of his delights in your own kitchen! Zumbo has shared 50 new recipes in this book which will be instantly have you mouth watering.
10. The First Bad Man Miranda July, Booktopia – $19.50
This would have to be the most bizarre book that I have ever read. I was perplexed throughout the narrative, trying frantically to get my head around what was happening. It is incredibly original, infused with raging sexual obsession and fierce maternal love.