Whether you are shopping for Mother's Day or an upcoming birthday, if your mum is a bibliophile then she will love this collection of books. From brand new captivating fiction books to much-loved classics, with our extensive range of books, you'll be sure to find the perfect one for your mum. The selection we have chosen to feature in this blog post includes fascinating stories about women from all backgrounds, their lives, loves and tribulations.

General Fiction

Girl, Woman, Other by Bernardine Evaristo

This is Britain as you've never read it. This is Britain as it has never been told. From Newcastle to Cornwall, from the birth of the twentieth century to the teens of the twenty-first, Girl, Woman, Other follows a cast of twelve characters on their personal journeys through this country and the last hundred years.

Mother's Day by Kirsty Scott

A deliciously warm, funny and moving take on being a mum, making new friends and dealing with the posturing and politics of the playground - something we never really leave behind.

On Earth We're Briefly Gorgeous by Ocean Vuong

This is a letter from a son to a mother who cannot read. Written when the speaker, Little Dog, is in his late twenties, the letter unearths a family's history that began before he was born. It tells of Vietnam, of the lasting impact of war, and of his family's struggle to forge a new future.

The Confession by Jessie Burton

The sensational Sunday Times bestseller from Jessie Burton, the million-copy bestselling author of The Miniaturist and The Muse. When Elise Morceau meets the writer Constance Holden, she quickly falls under her spell. Connie is sophisticated, bold and alluring - everything Elise feels she is not.

Crime and Thriller Fiction

Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens

For years, rumors of the 'Marsh Girl' have haunted Barkley Cove, a quiet town on the North Carolina coast. So in late 1969, when handsome Chase Andrews is found dead, the locals immediately suspect Kya Clark, the so-called Marsh Girl. But Kya is not what they say. Sensitive and intelligent, she has survived for years alone in the marsh that she calls home, finding friends in the gulls and lessons in the sand.

Thursday Murder Club by Richard Osman

In a peaceful retirement village, four unlikely friends meet up once a week to investigate unsolved murders. But when a brutal killing takes place on their very doorstep, the Thursday Murder Club find themselves in the middle of their first live case. Elizabeth, Joyce, Ibrahim and Ron might be pushing eighty but they still have a few tricks up their sleeves.

The Glass Hotel by Emily St. John Mandel

A captivating novel of money, beauty, crime, and moral compromise in which a woman disappears from a container ship off the coast of Mauritania and a massive Ponzi scheme implodes in New York, dragging countless fortunes with it.

Poetry

The Other Side of Womanhood by Charnika Louise Hayes

One utterly amazing tale that exposes the story behind the glory of being a black woman by poetically giving her pain and struggle a voice.

Mothers Please! One Hundred Poems for Every Mother by Douglas Brooks-Davies

This delightful collection celebrates motherhood in all its forms. Here you will find all the joy, self-sacrifice, occasional irritation but above all, the intimate tenderness of motherhood - whether evoked in a glimpse of a very human mother or through heroic tales of the great mother goddesses of myth, legend and religion.

Wearing Our Insides Out by L. Hernandez

L. Hernandez fell in love with and has been writing poetry throughout her entire life. She is an admirer of humanity and nature, and finds all of life to be an inspiration. Many seasons, of life inspired moments, are shared in her poetry. 

Classics

Lorna Doone by R.D. Blackmore

A historical novel of high adventure set in the South West of England during the turbulent time of Monmouth's rebellion (1685). It is also a love story told through the life of the young farmer John Ridd, as he grows to manhood determined to right the wrongs in his land, and to win the heart and hand of the beautiful Lorna Doone.

Emma by Jane Austen

Emma is young, rich and independent. She has decided not to get married and instead spends her time organising her acquaintances' love affairs. Her plans for the matrimonial success of her new friend Harriet, however, lead her into complications that ultimately test her own detachment from the world of romance.

Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy

Anna Karenina is one of the loved and memorable heroines of literature. Her overwhelming charm dominates a novel of unparalleled richness and density. This book addresses the very nature of society at various levels - of destiny, death, human relationships and the irreconcilable contradictions of existence.


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