These Mother’s Day Gifts for Book Lovers are in partnership with Barnes and Noble
Mother’s Day Gifts for book lovers are sure to make any bibliophiles in your life happy (Bibliophile is a book addict) Being a book lover myself, this list has been put together with a lot of love and care. Some of my absolute favorite books are in this list of Mother’s Day gifts for book lovers, plus I called on my friends to share with me some of their favorite books, so you can pick a gift for just about any kind of book lover.
When I say that I love books, I am not kidding. My husband thinks that I am insane. He regularly shares that I plowed through the ENTIRE Twilight Saga (all four books) in about five days. Nope, totally not kidding. When I find a book that I love, you’ll find me locked in some corner of the house somewhere with my book in my hand, covered in a snuggly blanket.
Encamped for days, getting lost in another world or dimension is the ultimate escape. There’s nothing better than a really good book. It’s a really frugal way to entertain yourself and get away for a while without even having to leave your house, which makes my not so inner introvert happy.
Mother’s Day gifts for book lovers are a great way to give something your book loving mom will enjoy, plus it can be really personal. Mom’s are sappy, well at least this mom is, and most of us really enjoy gifts that come with some sentiment to them. Knowing that you not only gave a gift that we would enjoy, but really thought about the book you are giving makes us melt into soppy puddles of happiness.
Enough with the sappiness. Now onto the list. Of course, my personal favorites are coming first, because they are 100% Ash Sears approved. Read and verified to be awesome. Then there are tons of other great Mother’s Day gifts for book lovers: cookbooks, audiobooks, fiction, and more. There’s sure to be something to make your mom or wife, or you, happy!
Want to make mom even more happy? Then these two posts are your surefire way to become the favorite kid:
50 Mother’s Day Gifts for Book Lovers
All The Light We Cannot See: I just finished this book, and fell in love! It’s about a blind girl in WWII and her trying to find her way in the world that is literally falling down around her. It’s really well written, and tells a brilliant story about adolescence, self discovery, and overcoming adversity. I bought the audiobook of this and listened to it every night. It has great narration, and is great for the reader and audiobook lover.
Miracles from Heaven: Though I have not read the book, I have seen the movie AND interviewed the author Christy Beam (you check out the Christy Beam interview here). This story is about so much more than Christian faith. It’s a story about hope in the darkest times, and learning to appreciate all the small miracles in your everyday life. This book hit home for me, and I will forever remember this when times are rough. Truly inspirational.
The Alchemist: The Alchemist is one of my all time favorites. It’s a great story that shows the journey of Santiago. His journey teaches us about the essential wisdom of listening to our hearts, of recognizing opportunity and learning to read the omens strewn along life’s path, and, most importantly, to follow our dreams. Anytime I’m having a bad day, I head to this book! There aren’t too many hard copy books I have anymore, mainly I’m digital, but this one will forever be on my book shelf.
Now that you have a few of my favorites. Here are Mother’s Day Gifts for Book Lovers for all genres! Check it out, and make your momma happy this Mother’s Day. I mean she did put up with you through your teenage years after all!
Books for the Foodie Mom
Baking With Mary Berry: A sweet and savory collection of more than 100 foolproof recipes from the reigning “Queen of Baking” Mary Berry, who has made her way into American homes through ABC’s primetime series, The Great Holiday Baking Show, and the PBS series, The Great British Baking Show.
Make it Ahead: A Barefoot Contessa Cookbook: In Make It Ahead, each recipe includes clear instructions for what you can do ahead of time, and how far in advance, so you can cook with confidence and eliminate last-minute surprises. Make a pitcher of Summer Rosé Sangria filled with red berries, let it chill overnight for the flavors to develop, and you have a delicious drink to offer your friends the minute they arrive.
The I Quit Sugar Cookbook by Sarah Wilson: Personally own this book, love it! When Sarah Wilson gave up sugar for good, she developed a new repertoire of creative, go-to dishes for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. With 306 satisfying recipes for one-pan wonders, grain-free breakfasts, leftover makeovers, smoothie bowls, and more, this comprehensive cookbook makes living sugar-free simple and sustainable.
Books for the Fiction Lover
The Help by Kathryn Stockett: (Ok, I love this book too! Read it!) Miss Eugenia Phelan (“Skeeter” to her friends) is a young woman of privilege who enjoys her fellow Junior Leaguers but sometimes finds their ways at odds with her own principles. She plays the part of her station in 1960s Mississippi but can’t help feeling dissatisfied with keeping house and acting as recording secretary at league meetings, and yearns for something more.
Brooklyn by Colm Toibin: A classical coming-of-age story, pure, unsensationalized, quietly profound… There are no antagonists in this novel, no psychodramas, no angst. There is only the sound of a young woman slowly and deliberately stepping into herself, learning to make and stand behind her choices, finding herself. –Pam Houston Review
The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky: This book follows observant “wallflower” Charlie as he charts a course through the strange world between adolescence and adulthood. First dates, family drama, and new friends. Sex, drugs, and The Rocky Horror Picture Show. Devastating loss, young love, and life on the fringes. Caught between trying to live his life and trying to run from it, Charlie must learn to navigate those wild and poignant roller-coaster days known as growing up.
Delicious by Ruth Reich: [Reichl’s] New York is a fairy-tale town where beautiful food abounds. . . . The novel presents a whole passel of surprises: a puzzle to solve; a secret room; hidden letters; the legacy of James Beard; and a parallel, equally plucky heroine from the past, who also happens to be a culinary prodigy.—The New York Times Book Review
The Girl You Left Behind by Jojo Moyes: Jojo Moyes expertly weaves a bittersweet tale in this irresistible novel, taking careful interest in the dark corners that exist within great love stories, and the trickiness of simple happy endings. —Entertainment Weekly
Not sure which book mom would love? Here are some other great Mother’s Day Gift Ideas for Book Lovers that will still make her happy!
Mother’s Day Gifts for Book Lovers (all other awesome things that bookies love)
Nook by Barnes and Noble: Ebooks are all the rage now. Most of my books are digital editions because it causes less clutter. The Nook is an awesome gift because mom can keep all her favorite books in one place! Right now Barnes and Noble is also giving $100 off on Nooks (while supplies last) plus if you are a Barnes and Noble Club Member you save an additional 10% off! (Even if you aren’t sign up for $25 and it would save you $29 already paying for itself!)
Journals, Journals, Journals: Barnes and Noble have a ton of great journals that moms are sure to love. Journaling can help you keep the stress away!
Adult Coloring Books: Adult coloring books are kind of the new meditation! Yep, I may only one or 2o. They are a great way to destress and pass time.
There! Now you have exactly no excuse not to get your book loving mom the perfect gift for this Mother’s Day. These Mother’s Day Gifts for Book Lovers are sure to make you mom’s favorite kid. Just don’t tell your siblings!
What are your favorite ways to spoil mom on Mother’s Day?
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