Happy Mothers' Day Reading Round-Up

Happy Mothers' Day to all mommies reading this! Today, I've collaged some of my favourite recent reads that feature motherhood. It's a mix of fiction and non-fiction, and with exception of one, you can check out my reviews by following the links. You may want to put some of these on your TBR!

Top to bottom, L-R:
Home is a Roof Over a Pig by Aminta Arrington // non-fiction, memoir
A heartwarming memoir of an American family living in China

American Dervish by Ayad Akhtar // fiction
A coming-of-age story of growing up a Muslim in America

The Happiness Project by Gretchen Rubin // non-fiction, self-help
Rubin said about motherhood: "The days are long, but the years are short"

The Mapmaker's War by Ronlyn Domingue // fiction, young adult
An unusual epic folklore featuring a female mapmaker

The Help by Kathryn Stockett // fiction, historical fiction
Three women tell their life stories in a racially segregated world

In Leah's Wake by Terri Guiliano Long // fiction, contemporary
The unravelling of a family, highlighting mother-daughter realtionships

May Day Eve by Nick Joaquin // fiction, short stories (unreviewed)
Generational stories about women in the Philippines

A Lovely Indecent Departure by Steven Lee Gilbert // fiction, contemporary
A woman flees an abusive husband to protect her child.

Tiger Babies Strike Back by Kim Wong Keltner
A hilarious memoir of a second-generation Chinese American and
how it was to be raised by a Tiger mother 

What are you still doing reading this? Go spend some time with your mom (or your kids!) :) And then come back and and get some great reads!


  1. Nice layout of books for this day!

    1. Thanks Harvee! I was thinking of what to put up and realized I have quite a number of good mommy-reads :) Have a wonderful day!

  2. I only know The Help, but I agree that it is very good. Thanks for the recommendations.

    1. The Help is wonderful book! Have fun checking them out :)

  3. This is an ultra cool list! I'm so sharing it on Twitter. Fab post.

    I've been meaning to check out The Happiness Project.

    Btw, LOVE the last line. My kiddo is napping currently.


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