Books My Mom Liked Part III: Mother's Day Special Edition

By Book Moon

By Book Moon

The Truths We Hold: An American Journey

Kamala Harris

$18.00 $16.56

Moms like history. They also like seeing women get elected and they like reading about what they had to overcome.

Blacktop Wasteland

S a Cosby

$16.99 $15.63

Pre-Order the paperback here. Out in June. Mom approved, of course. I've never seen this many "Rave Review" marks on a book. Wow. Going on my list. "Sensationally good--new, fresh, real, authentic, twisty, with characters and dilemmas that will break your heart. More than recommended." --Lee Child

The Wife Upstairs

Rachel Hawkins

$27.99 $25.75

Mystery Thriller? Uh, yeah. She reads 'em. "Compulsively readable...a gothic thriller laced with arsenic." --EW

Mr. Nobody

Catherine Steadman

$17.00 $15.64

Psychological Thriller Amnesia story? Mom's got you covered. "He wants to remember. She needs to forget. . . . Memento meets Sharp Objects in a gripping psychological thriller from the New York Times bestselling author of Something in the Water."--publisher promo

Caste (Oprah's Book Club): The Origins of Our Discontents

Isabel Wilkerson

$32.00 $29.44

This is a social-history-loving-Mom-Must. (SHLMM). "Magnificent . . . a trailblazing work on the birth of inequality . . . Caste offers a forward-facing vision. Bursting with insight and love, this book may well help save us."--O: The Oprah Magazine

The Woman in Cabin 10

Ruth Ware

$16.00 $14.72

Pretty sure at this point in her life, my grandma can solve any crime. "An instant New York Times bestseller, The Woman in Cabin 10 is a gripping psychological thriller set at sea from an essential mystery writer in the tradition of Agatha Christie." --publisher


Anna North

$26.00 $23.92

Mom and Daughter (that's me, if you're taking notes) approved. "The heroes of the traditional Western were always sure about what made them the way they were; what made a man a man. For Ada and the other 'outlaws' of this spirited novel, the frontiers of gender and sexuality beckon to be explored." - Maureen Corrigan, NPR

The Only Woman in the Room

Marie Benedict

$16.99 $15.63

Ok so Grandma and Mom really like WWII stories. We love women supporting women. A lot of these picks are true stories. We like that too. "The instant New York Times bestseller-- She possessed a stunning beauty. She also possessed a stunning mind. Could the world handle both? Her beauty almost certainly saved her from the rising Nazi party and led to marriage with an Austrian arms dealer. Underestimated in everything else, she overheard the Third Reich's plans while at her husband's side, understanding more than anyone would guess. She devised a plan to flee in disguise from their castle, and the whirlwind escape landed her in Hollywood. She became Hedy Lamarr, screen star. But she kept a secret more shocking than her heritage or her marriage: she was a scientist. And she knew a few secrets about the enemy. She had an idea that might help the country fight the Nazis...if anyone would listen to her." -- publisher synopsis

The Push

Ashley Audrain

$26.00 $23.92

G-ma approved. It's like I'm looking into my future book tastes...gotta be genetic... "Hooks you from the very first page and will have you racing to get to the end." --Good Morning America "A tense, page-turning psychological drama about the making and breaking of a family--and a woman whose experience of motherhood is nothing at all what she hoped for--and everything she feared"--publisher

How Stella Learned to Talk: The Groundbreaking Story of the World's First Talking Dog

Christina Hunger

$27.99 $25.75

They love dogs. "An incredible, revolutionary true story and surprisingly simple guide to teaching your dog to talk from speech-language pathologist Christina Hunger, who has taught her dog, Stella, to communicate using simple paw-sized buttons associated with different words."--publisher

Karolina's Twins

Ronald H. Balson

$16.99 $15.63

G-ma approved. Can't say this enough, Moms are experts on WWII. "In the tradition of The Nightingale, Sarah's Key, and Lilac Girls, comes a saga inspired by true events of a Holocaust survivor's quest to return to Poland and fulfill a promise, from Ronald H. Balson, author of the international bestseller Once We Were Brothers." --publisher synopsis

Blowout: Corrupted Democracy, Rogue State Russia, and the Richest, Most Destructive Industry on Earth

Rachel Maddow

$20.00 $18.40

Mom approved. "A rollickingly well-written book, filled with fascinating, exciting, and alarming stories about the impact of the oil and gas industry on the world today."--The New York Times Book Review

The Year of Peril: America in 1942

Tracy Campbell

$20.00 $18.40

I'm telling ya. MOMS LOVE WWII BOOKS. "This fascinating chronicle of how the character of American society revealed itself under the duress of World War II "place(s) today's myriad social traumas and dislocations in perspective."--George Will, Washington Post Winner of the New-York Historical Society's Barbara and David Zalaznick Book Prize

Yellow Wife

Sadeqa Johnson

$26.00 $23.92

Grandma loves a page-turner. "Yellow Wife by Sadeqa Johnson is a page-turner of a novel that is utterly transporting. Johnson's rich historical detail and enchanting prose sucked me into another world from the very first page. The book is a reminder that the inner lives of black women are as complicated as they are fascinating and make for some of the most affecting literature in American history. I loved it." -Attica Locke, author of Bluebird, Bluebird

The Paris Library

Janet Skeslien Charles

$28.00 $25.76

Moms love libraries....ESPECIALLY DURING WWII! "Intelligent and sensuously rich....A novel tailor-made for those who cherish books and libraries."-- Kirkus Reviews

Squeeze Me

Carl Hiaasen

$16.95 $15.59

Mom approved. "Carl Hiaasen remains the undefeated, unscored-upon conscience of Florida, maybe the conscience of the whole country. I laughed and laughed and laughed while I read Squeeze Me - until I remembered, hey, I live in Palm Beach! Oh yeah, spoiler alert - the python did it." --James Patterson

Dark Sky

C. J. Box

$28.00 $25.76

Ok so if you're keeping track, Moms like westerns and mystery thrillers. I don't make the rules. This one's g-ma's. "Wyoming game warden Joe Pickett must accompany a Silicon Valley CEO on a hunting trip--but soon learns that he himself may be the hunted--in the thrilling new novel from #1 New York Times bestselling author C. J. Box."--publisher