This Mother’s Day, let’s celebrate our Mums by treating them to the perfect gift… books!
To make your choice easier, we’ve made a list of 11 books to spoil Mum with!
For the Mums who love personalised gifts…
I love my mum because... by Petra James and Alissa Dinallo
This book is for you AND your mum!
Draw, decorate, colour in, count, spot the mum, make a butterfly (or two) and then present the book to your mum for any special occasion: birthday, Xmas, Mother’s Day … or just because.
An interactive picture book to personalise for your mum.
For the Mums who love true stories…
Heartsick by Jessie Stephens
A narrative non-fiction book on love and loss, Jessie Stephens will tug at your Mum’s heartstrings and have her hooked from page one.
Based on three true stories, Heartsick is a compelling account of the many lows and occasional surprising highs of heartbreak. Bruising, beautiful, achingly specific but wholeheartedly universal, it reminds us that emotional pain can make us as it breaks us, and that storytelling has the ultimate healing power.
For the Mums that are looking for a little inspiration…
The Happiest Man on Earth by Eddie Jaku
The incredible Holocaust survivor’s story is truly moving. Published as Eddie Jaku turned 100, this is a powerful, heartbreaking and ultimately hopeful memoir of how happiness can be found even in the darkest of times.
Share Eddie’s message of kindness and happiness with mum and gift her The Happiest Man on Earth. And to quote Eddie, “If you have the opportunity today, please go home and tell your mother how much you love her. Do this for your new friend, Eddie, who cannot tell his mother”.
For the Mums who love to cook…
The Slow Cook by Justine Schofield
With the nights getting chilly, it’s the perfect time for Mum to cook a delicious slow-cooked meal. Better yet, you could even cook one of Justine’s recipes for your Mum and spoil her!
Indulge in the joy of preparing simple, hearty, sustaining meals, with a healthy dose of family favourites in the mix, too. From tagines and tacos to pot roasts, pies and puddings, all recipes include conventional stovetop or oven instructions as well as those for slow-cooker machines. These dishes, even if they’re new to you, will give you the warm, fuzzy feeling of having come home.
For the Mums who’d rather be on an international holiday…
The Secret Path by Karen Swan
Set in Costa Rica, Karan Swan’s latest novel will transport your mum to a tropical destination, much-needed in times without international travel!
Amid startling white beaches and hot, dense rainforests, the luxurious world of the super-rich butts up against something darker, something sinister. . . Get ready for a gripping story with a twisty plot.
For the Mums who want to laugh their socks off…
Off the Charts by Georgie Carroll
Georgie Carroll is known for her hilarious and relatable personality. Her laugh out loud stories from working as a nurse in Off the Charts are sure to have mum in stitches…the good kind!
Nurses are our number-one unsung heroes. They’re the ones in the trenches mopping up bodily fluids, holding hands, keeping things ticking – and always with a smile on their face. In her new book, Australia’s favourite straight-talking nurse and comedian Georgie Carroll lets you peek behind the curtains to see the inner workings of a hospital.
For the health-conscious Mums…
Hormone Repair Manual by Lara Briden
The Hormone Repair Manual is a must-have guide to understanding and overcoming the symptoms of perimenopause and menopause. Backed by evidence-based research and case studies, this is a reassuring guide to soothing, nourishing and strengthening the body, mind and spirit during a time of change.
The CSIRO is Australia’s national science agency. This is the essential guide to what mums (and all women!) can do throughout their life, to make a difference to their long-term health and wellbeing.
While body weight is one risk factor for developing chronic diseases later in life, being active, eating well, not smoking and avoiding or limiting alcohol are also very important factors for maximising health and avoiding disease.
For the Mums who love historical fiction…
The Four Winds by Kristin Hannah
The Four Winds is a deeply moving, powerful story about the strength and resilience of women and the bond between mother and daughter, by the multi-million copy number one bestselling author Kristin Hannah.
From the overriding love of a mother for her child, the value of female friendship, and the ability to love again – against all odds, Elsa’s incredible journey is a story of survival, hope and what we do for the ones we love.
For the Mums who love some twisty suspense…
The Good Sister by Sally Hepworth
A gripping thriller that Mum is sure to love this Mother’s Day, Sally Hepworth writes with the perfect mix of suspense and warmth that will keep Mum turning pages long into the night.
Fern Castle works in her local library. She has dinner with her twin sister Rose three nights a week. And she avoids crowds, bright lights and loud noises as much as possible. Fern has a carefully structured life and disrupting her routine can be… dangerous.