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!