#HappyMothersDay Round Up 2014


To all you lovely mommas out there, enjoy your day! Today is about YOU and all the small and big things that you do.

Last year, I did a round-up of some books I'd read that celebrated motherhood. You can check out that rather popular post here. I thought it'd be a nice little tradition to start by adding on to that list. Here are some more from 2014 books that show that Mommas Rock!

Title are linked to reviews/excerpts:

Casebook: A Novel by Mona Simpson
I loved this one! A heartwarming case of a young boy who loves his mother with intense ferocity. A novel that grew on me with its tender storytelling and melded with mathematical philosophies and with comic book humour.

The Isolation Door by Anish Majumdar
An affecting, empathetic portrayal of a young man forced to cope with the devastation of his mother's mental illness. Incisive, brutal, raw and honest. Kicks the door wide open on the travails of families dealing with mental illness. A dark yet empowering read!

Obasan by Julie Kogawa
Obasan translates to "aunt" in Japanese. This novel tells, through the child Naomi, the story of Japanese Canadians during the Second World War. Naomi separated from her mother and her resolute aunt steps in to protected her from the horrid realities until adulthood.

Boy, Snow, Bird
by Helen Oyeyemi
While I didn't fully love this novel, this was an unexpected gender-bending story about motherhood.

The Beauty Experiment
: How I skipped lipstick, ditched fashion and faced the world without concealer and learned to love the read me by Phoebe Baker Hyde
This book has the potential to resonate with any woman with its lesson of self-love and self-acceptance, whether one loves their beauty products or not! Moms, please take of yourselves. You deserve it.

Incendiary Girls: Stories
by Kodi Scheer

While this is a collection short stories tinged with magical realism, there is one story, Primal Son, that shows that mothers (and fathers) will do anything for their children. Even wear a gorilla suit.

Which book/s catch your eye? I hope you all have a wonderful day, Mommas!

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