10 Books for Mom

May 4, 2023

With Mother's Day just around the corner, we've rounded up ten books for mom: ones she would like to read, and ones about motherhood (that she would also like to read). Read on and get inspired to give (or, if you are a mom, drop major hints for what you want to get).

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Five books that moms will love:


For the art-inclined mom:  All Things Move: Learning to Look in the Sistine Chapel by Jeannie Marshall (Biblioasis)


For the mom who bridges the generational divideHelp! I'm Alive by Gurjinder Basran (ECW Press)


For the mom who bridges the (historical) generational divide:  The Broken Heart of Winter by Judy LeBlanc (Caitlin Press)


For the mom who knows her way around the Vintages section:  Wine Witch on Fire: A Memoir by Natalie MacLean (Dundurn Press)


For the mom who sees the crime and romance shelves of the bookstore and asks "why not both?": A Killer Match by Joan Donaldson-Yarmey (Renaissance Press)



Five books about motherhood:

(That they will also love):


For the mom who is grieving:  Holden After and Before by Tara McGuire (Arsenal Pulp Press)


For the writerly mom:  Good Mom on Paper: Writers on Creativity and Motherhood, edited by Stacey May Fowles and Jen Sookfong Lee (Book*hug Press)


For the mom who wants to laugh, then cry, then laugh again:  Coq by Ali Bryan (Freehand Books)


For the mom looking to commiserate with the complexities of aging:  Dancing in Small Spaces by Leslie A. Davidson (TouchWood Editions)


For the mom with a poetic soul:  I Am the Big Heart by Sarah Venart (Brick Books)



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Will you be getting a book for your mom this mother's day? Let us know in the comments below, or on social media at @alllitupcanada.


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