The second weekend in May is nearly here, and you know what that means!  Yes, Mother’s Day is this Sunday, May 13!  Have you found the perfect card or picked her favorite flowers yet?  Why not go for something a little different this year and suggest some new book titles to your mom this year? 

Baby Laughs

For a new mother who prefers non-fiction and humor, you may want to suggest Baby Laughs : The Naked Truth About The First Year of Mommyhood, by Jenny McCarthy.  This book is for those with new babies and who are perhaps not quite finding the humor in diaper changing. 

Come Home

Moms who are fans of murder mysteries may like Lisa Scottoline’s new novel, Come Home.  In this thriller, Jill’s life is thrown into turmoil when the daughter of her ex-husband asks her to investigate his murder.  Jill is not only searching for her ex-husband’s killer, but also struggling to keep her family together and to understand her relationship with Abby, her ex-stepdaughter. 

Then Came You

Jennifer Weiner has a new book out that explores what might happen when an egg donor, surrogate mother, mother-to-be, and her stepdaughter are thrown together by the husband’s sudden death.  In Then Came You, the father of this unborn child names the stepdaughter, not his wife, the guardian of the as-yet-unborn child. 

Deep Dish

Mothers who prefer lighter fare may enjoy Deep Dish, by Mary Kay Andrews.  It is a fun and romantic look at what happens when Gina, chef of canceled local television show Fresh Start, and Mr. “Kill It and Grill It” Tate Moody, chef of the hunting-fishing-cooking show Vittles, vie to be The Cooking Channel’s next big star. 

You can find these and more great books by searching our library catalog.

Happy Mother’s Day!

Susan Hoppe — Adult Services Librarian