• Adelina Priddis

8 Books Celebrating Mothers

Updated: Apr 27

Mothers, we all have one. Many of us may have mother figures who have influenced our life with as big an impact as our own mother. These 8 books share different aspects of motherhood we can learn from, and feel influenced by.

  1. Little Women by Louisa May Alcott: It takes a strong mother to raise such wonderfully strong daughters. Marmee leads her girls by example of service and kindness in all she does.

  2. Harry Potter by JK Rowling: There is nothing stronger than a mothers love. Besides Lilly, this series also gives us Molly Weasley, a mother I wouldn’t want to trifle with.

  3. Wonder by RJ Palaccio: Any mother of a special needs or disabled child is a rockstar. They may seem a bit over protective at first, but it’s because they’ve had to be. Isabell shows us how to balance mothering 2 very different, but equally amazing children.

  4. Becoming by Michelle Obama: Michelle Obama shows us motherhood from the spotlight. You’ll love her story of sneaking around the whitehouse to avoid the secret service and get out a side door to celebrate the legalization of gay marriage with daughter Malia.

  5. Hugging Death by Jean Pace: In this tribute to the author's mother, you will find essays on life and death.

  6. The Lighthouse Keeper’s Daughter by Hazel Gaynor: Tragic yet beautiful. This tale brings lineage into play as it jumps into the past, and the future as it weaves haunting tales of children lost too soon, and one found just in time. Motherhood knows no bounds.

  7. The End of Your Life Book Club by Will Schwalbe: As the authors mom is diagnosed with terminal cancer, he finds himself creating a book club just for the two of them. As they read and recommend books to each others, this book shares an intimate look into the authors relationship with his mother, and all that she taught him.

  8. Paradoxical Glory by Nancy Heiss: A compilation of poetry that explores identity, motherhood and faith from the author's perspective as a mother and daughter.

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