10 Novels To Gift Mom This Mother's Day

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10 Books To Give Your Mom On Mother's Day

Mother's Day will be here before you know it, May 13th to be exact. If you have no idea what to get her, might we suggest a lovely book she can read on her commute, before bed, or on a much deserved vacation this summer. You won't even have to set foot inside a mall. If your aunt, Dad, cousin, or neighbor is your mother, well they too will enjoy one of these incredible stories about love, relationship, and the many definitions of family. Here are 10 books to give your Mom on Mother's Day this year.

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1. Tangerine

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Why she'll love it: Deemed "both eerie and thrilling, the tangled knot that binds these two female characters will keep you frantically turning the pages". Sold!

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2. The Summer Sail

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Why she'll love it: Everyone loves a good beach read and this is no exception. Friendships are tested when three couples take a cruise to Bermuda in hopes to reconnect.

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3. That Kind Of Mother

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Why she'll love it: A unique story about what is means to be a mother with privilege and how the world treats mothers, and children differently.

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4. How To Be Safe

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Why she'll love it: When English teacher Anna Crawford is wrongfully acqused, she refuses to let the media paint her out to be someone she's not. A timely story, How To Be Safe is a "darkly funny exposé of the hypocrisy that ensues when illusions of peace are shattered".

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5. Heads of the Colored People

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Why she'll love it: This collection of stories examines the notion of black identity and how it's treated in this "so-called post-racial era". Author, Thompson-Spires "fearlessly shines a light on the simmering tensions and precariousness of black citizenship".

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6. And Now We Have Everything: On Motherhood Before I Was Ready

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Why she'll love it: O'Connell was not prepared for motherhood when she became pregnant in her twenties. She felt there weren't honest parenthood books, so she took matters into her own hands. With humor, honesty, and no bullshit, And Now We Have Everything proves that motherhood isn't easy and we shouldn't pretend that it is.

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7. I Feel Bad About My Neck: And Other Thoughts On Being A Woman

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Why she'll love it: Nora Ephron holds nothing back when discussing appearance and aging. She'll make Mom laugh thanks to her honesty, wit, and her don't-give-a-shit attitude.

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8. A Little Life

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Why she'll love it: This novel has been met with such praise, it's a must-have for any mother. A heartwarming story about love and friendship, and how we create families for ourselves not just the ones we're born into.

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9. Goodbye, Paris

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Why she'll love it: She'll be rooting for the strong, real, female protagonist through life's ups and downs. Woven through Europe and the United Kingdom, this novel will let mom escape into a story of happiness, heartache, and self-discovery.

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10. A Gentleman in Moscow

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Why she'll love it: Sentenced to house arrest, Count Alexander Rostov must view Russia from outside his luxury hotel room. But his new life opens him up to a new world, one he doesn't want to leave.

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