Moms are a gift themselves, and deserve to be loved, admired, and adored every day of the year. While not all are lucky enough to have moms such as these in the traditional sense, most are blessed with someone else who fits this description.
Like many of you, I am blessed to have many strong, intelligent, and wonderful women (and men) in my life, my mother is one of those very special people. While many of us regularly talk to our mothers, we don’t always convey just how much we value them; we love them, but don’t always tell them why.
My mother is also the person that instilled in me my love of reading, and without that, my life would have been far less interesting. While I am not a mother myself, I follow in her steps as a proud aunt who gifts books repeatedly because I really believe that a love for reading starts at a very young age. I know mine did.
For this reason, I feel as though books are the perfect way to say, “Thanks, mom. I love you” this Mother’s Day. Knowing that not all moms are the same and therefore will not read the same things, our staff has provided a variety of recommendations for every mom on your list. For more great recommendations, visit us in-person at our shop in Toronto and we’ll help you find the perfect book for your mom.
~ Jackie, Penguin Shop
Baseball Life Advice by Stacey May Fowles
The second the temperature rises above the zero degree mark, it feels like baseball season. What better way to celebrate the warm weather than to dip into Baseball Life Advice? Filled with essays about the game that range from rituals we create to why rhinestone covered t-shirts are a bit much, this collection has something for everyone. You don't even have to love baseball to love this book, you just have to know what it means to love something bigger than you.
Option B by Sheryl Sandberg and Adam Grant
This book was an absolute inspiration. Though heartbreaking and raw it provided real research, insight, and direction on how to survive (and grow!) for the darker moments in life.
Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeymann
A delightfully quirky story, reminiscent of The Rosie Project and The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry. Darkly funny, but this book will charm you I promise.
Bobbette & Belle by Allyson Bobbitt and Sarah Bell
I could not have been more excited when I heard that Penguin Canada was publishing Bobbette & Belle’s cookbook. Every page is just as delightful as the bakery’s confections and will undoubtedly inspire you to whip up an endless array of their signature treats. The beautiful photography perfectly reflects the shop’s design-sense and the step-by-step guides make it easy to recreate recipes like their mile-high meringue pie or salted caramel cupcakes at home.