Mother's Day Gifts: Books for Moms

We love these gift ideas from the editors of Bookish.


Need the perfect gift for your mom, or looking for something you can read while you enjoy breakfast in bed this Mother's Day?
Bookish's team of book experts have recommended some picks across subjects and genres that are sure to please all different types of moms.

1. Fabio's Italian Kitchen

Fabio Viviani cooked his way into our hearts in Bravo's "Top Chef," and now he's brought his flair for invention and his devotion to his Florentine roots to the page in "Fabio's Italian Kitchen." (As an appetizer, check out Viviani's "Bromance Challenge" with fellow "Top Chef" Richard Blais.)
Perfect for: The mom with a taste for Italian(s).

2. Let's Explore Diabetes with Owls

David Sedaris had to get his off-kilter sense of humor from somewhere. As he recounts in the stories in his newest collection, "Let's Explore Diabetes with Owls," his mother had a way with words: When he would draw attention to his sister Gretchen's weight, his mother would tell him he was "stirring the turd." Sedaris' hilarious stories of family life will put the absurdities of your own in perspective.
Perfect for: The mom with a wicked sense of humor.

3. The Mothers

It's not always easy being—or becoming—a mom. In Jennifer Gilmore's new novel, "The Mothers," Jesse and Ramon choose to adopt, but they find that the process is not nearly as straightforward as they'd hoped it would be. An insightful look into our family-focused culture, "The Mothers" highlights what it is about family that's most important.
Perfect for: The mom who loves moving stories of family.

4. Lean In

Facebook CEO Sheryl Sandburg doesn't think there are enough leaders in business who are women (and mothers). This must-read book of the season has created more critical ink than almost any in memory—and has added the phrase "lean in" to the modern lexicon.
Perfect for: The mom who yearns (or wants her daughters) to break through the glass ceiling.

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