Originally written for a Christmas gift guide, here are top ten books to buy your mum.
So, if your mum:
- enjoys historical novels: Wolf Hall and Bring Up The Bodies by Hilary Mantel. I didn’t get on with these but I do understand why they were so popular.
- likes nostalgic books: The Bone Clocks by David Mitchell. The way Mitchell talks about different eras so vividly and accurately makes me think any mum growing up in the 60’s / 70’s / 80’s would love this book.
- is a fierce feminist: We Should All Be Feminists by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. This essay is very powerful and, in my opinion, every woman should read it.
- loves a bit of crime fiction: His Bloody Project by Graeme Macrae Burnet. A book your mum can inhale over the Christmas break and you can discuss your theories!
- enjoys non-fiction: When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi. One of the most ‘real’ non-fiction books I have read this year. Amazing.
- loves a laugh: My Family and Other Animals by Gerald Durrell. This book had me laughing out loud and the pitch of the narrative can be read at all levels.
- is a romantic: The Buried Giant by Kazuo Ishiguro This isn’t a Jane Austen novel, granted, but there are some beautifully touching romantic moments that would tug at any romantic’s heart strings.
- likes an epic read: A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara. It is an epic. It is my favourite book of the year. I cannot bring myself to do a post on it as I am not sure how I could convey the emotional attachment I have to it – I am afraid I won’t do it justice! I’m sure that is a rubbish way of recommending a book but there is little else to say!
- enjoys sarcasm: The Ladybook Book Of The Mum. Quite frankly – this book is blooming hilarious!
- loves a good cry: A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini. This is a real tear-jerker of a book.
Thanks for reading!
What books would you recommend?