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15 Best Books about Mothers 2021 | Good Books for Mother's Day

It's Mother's Day again. There is the softest place in everyone's heart that belongs to the mother. Mother's ordinariness, tenacity, and greatness are not only recorded in personal memories, but also in the writer's pen. In the eternal theme of "mother", different writers provide us with multiple possibilities to observe mother.

Today, late tonight, I will bring you the 15 best books about mothers 2021. Some of these books recall mothers or legends or ordinary lives, some stare at the last moments of mothers’ lives. Either way, they bring people back to the origin of life. maternal love. A mother is like a book, today's reading, let us start with the mother.
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We will talk about 15 Best Books about Mothers 2021 | Good Books for Mother's Day. Some people say that a mother is a book, a book written with hard work and love, and engraved on the hearts of children. Indeed, each of us has our own mother, who nurtures our lives and influences our life path. In the process of growing up, we continue to read our mothers, understand maternal love, and read out the greatness, tenacity, diligence, kindness, and beauty of our mothers.

The gift for Mother’s Day this year is a book list for family members as well as for myself. May your life not only include firewood, rice, oil, salt, sauce, and vinegar tea, but also piano, chess, calligraphy, painting, poetry, and hops. Mother's Day is approaching, share a list of books about mothers, and share the time of love together. 

On the occasion of Mother’s Day, the Humanities Society launched the "Mother’s Day Recommendation Book List". Some of these books are based on mothers, and some can be recommended for mothers to read or give to mothers. I hope readers will find the same throbbing in the books. Understand mother's love, and have more understanding of mother. Mom is a book that will never finish.

This era always has high expectations for mothers: to take care of family and career, to be gentle and considerate, to be selfless...Women are burdened with heavy burdens and are in a predicament of insecurity. Rather than dreaming about "I must be a man in my next life", it is better to grasp the present moment and find the freedom that belongs to my mother.

On Mother's Day, we send a carefully selected book list to all mothers. We hope that these good books can help you find some inner peace in your busy life.

15 Best Books about Mothers 2021 | Good Books for Mother's Day



    1. A Singular Woman

    by Janny Scott 


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    "Maverick" is the biography of Stanley Ann Dunham, mother of former US President Barack Obama. Ms. Dunham was born in 1942. At the age of 18, she married Barack Obama, a black man from Kenya, and gave birth to Barack Obama. At the age of 24, she moved to Jakarta with her second husband, Indonesian student Sotoro, and gave birth to her daughter Maya. She has lived in Jakarta for most of her time. 

    While raising two children on her own, she continued to study and pursue further studies. She became an anthropologist specializing in the Indonesian handicraft industry. Her diligence, perseverance, and always passionate innocence Ideals, and professionalism have made important contributions to the major issue of the struggle for economic equality for women in the third world. He died of cancer in 1995 when Obama had not yet become the President of the United States. 

    Through the memories and narrations of more than 200 people (Ann's parents, relatives, friends, classmates, colleagues, teachers, children), this book records the unknown story of an extraordinary woman-Obama’s autobiography is based on his father. It was not written by his mother, and he later expressed regret about it from this, we can see an independent woman who lived independently and thus had a particularly bumpy life.


    2. Leaving Time

    by Jodi Picoult 


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    "Mom must have another secret when she leaves me. Even if I spend my entire life, I have to prove it."

    An employee of the New England elephant shelter was trampled to death by an elephant, and another zoologist has since disappeared. Is this an accident or a murder?

    Jenna is fourteen years old and she believes that the most important thing in life is to find her mother. Ten years ago, Jenna lived with her parents and seven elephants until a tragic event made her mother disappear without a trace. Over the years, she has been studying the research journal of her mother Alice. Alice is a zoologist, and most of her journals revolve around the elephant she loves, but Jenna still hopes to get clues and point her way.

    The over-urgent mood made Jenna find two unreliable partners: Celanity was once a famous psychic who was good at finding people, but a failed divination in a live broadcast made the media believe that she was a liar. Ten dollars can ask her for divination, and she even wonders if she still has this talent; the private investigator Vergil was once a police detective and participated in the investigation of the accident ten years ago, but he is now with cheap whiskey all day long. Very rarely even when I am awake.

    They tried to find out what happened to Alice, but at the moment when the truth was revealed, everyone's life was never going back...


    3. Motherhood

    by Sheila Heti 


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    An autobiographical novel. Questions to my heart time and time again, at the end of the fertile years, thinking about whether to have children. Women who choose to be infertile are often seen as having defects or unsatisfactory lives as if those who choose to be infertile have become the enemy of women who have fertility.

    When a woman was nearly forty years old, she was torturing her heart about whether she should have children and whether she should be a mother. I am looking forward to this topic, and the result is... to navel-gazing, not my cup of tea.


    4. The Overstory

    by Richard Powers 


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    A monumental novel about reimagining our place in the living world, by one of our most "prodigiously talented" novelists (New York Times Book Review).

    The Overstory unfolds in concentric rings of interlocking fable that range from antebellum New York to the late twentieth-century Timber Wars of the Pacific Northwest and beyond. An air force loadmaster in the Vietnam War is shot out of the sky, then saved by falling into a banyan. 

    An artist inherits a hundred years of photographic portraits, all of the same doomed American chestnut. A hard-partying undergraduate in the late 1980s electrocutes herself, dies, and is sent back into life by creatures of air and light. A hearing-and speech-impaired scientist discovers that trees are communicating with one another. 

    These and five other strangers, each summoned in different ways by trees, are brought together in a last and violent stand to save the continent's few remaining acres of virgin forest. There is a world alongside ours—vast, slow, interconnected, resourceful, magnificently inventive, and almost invisible to us. This is the story of a handful of people who learn how to see that world and who are drawn up into its unfolding catastrophe.


    5. Where the Crawdads Sing

    by Delia Owens 


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    It can't be said to be very touching, but very touching. Although it begins with a murder case, there is basically no direct connection between the story and the case. On the contrary, I think the description in court is a bit redundant (although it is also very exciting). 

    The first half is basically a "despair-hope" cycle, the plot is relatively old-fashioned, but it is still completely brought into it. The ending is very warm, and it also gives the reader an explanation. Maybe my level is limited, except for the last poem, I basically can't read the other poems. So I didn't understand the foreshadowing of poems well (except for the author of the poem, kya, the meaning of the poem is not easy to understand).


    6. The Witch Elm

    by Tana French


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    If you haven't read the author's book before and are not familiar with her writing style, I personally don't recommend starting with this book: it is really a very slow-paced story. Rather than saying this is a "crime" or "suspense" story, I feel more like a suspenseful literary novel that discusses realistic issues. 

    When the author mentioned her original intention in the interview, she said that she wanted to revolve around the relationship between luck and empathy. Living in a peaceful age, not running for food and clothing, a happier family, a good education, male, healthy, good job, and love, etc. A series of seemingly ordinary but in fact requires a certain degree of "lucky" to have Everything, how much empathy can such a lucky person have in the face of other people's experiences? 

    Society discriminates against women, homosexuals, the disabled, and those with poor mental health. How many lucky people have done nothing wrong with these, but are scorned by people who treat them just because of their status. Very few or even lacking. empathy? And when disaster strikes this lucky guy one day, will his world be overturned overnight?


    7. The Friend

    by Sigrid Nunez 


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    The whole book really feels like a chaotic writing confession that is addicted to the pain of bereavement and cannot escape the grief. The heroine "I" met the three wives separately after the mentor "you" committed suicide. The eldest lady is a classmate who can understand each other, but she said it would be great if she didn't fall in love at that time. 

    The second lady is a crazy jealous woman. The third lady is a woman who is still charming and does not seem to be a bereaved husband. It is too common for her relatives to commit suicide (grandfather also committed suicide). The Harlequin Great Dane, which was adopted from the park alone, was finally brought to "me". "I" ignored the landlord's rule that dogs were not allowed and raised the Great Dane Apollo. Apollo was silently accompanying "I" out of the pain a little bit. 

    My friends think that "I" is the one who needs a therapist, not Apollo. "I," thought about the outcome of another suicide attempt by "you", but the fact is not as good as imagined. "You" are still gone. Apollo was also aging and finally died. The author's writing style is too stream of consciousness. About the first half of the part, I followed every word, to no avail.


    8. An American Marriage

    by Tayari Jones 


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    I watched 3/5 and saw that Roy was going to Atlanta to find Celestial after he was released from prison. The title of the book is American. It is better to call marriage as the headline, and the subtitle which can be found worldwide and throughout human history. 

    The story is meaningless. The husband has been sentenced to more than ten years in prison. Isn’t it right for the wife to marry someone else? Although he married a good friend of his own, it is not surprising. The first half of the letter is very good, from the unwillingness and longing when we first parted, to the inevitable dullness and separation brought about by the passage of time, not only marriage but also friendship. 

    In fact, I want to see Roy's life in prison. For example, he bought a few dollars in a garbage bag that can kill people, and bought pears. The emotional scene of the three people is not very interesting.


    9. Save Me the Plums

    by Ruth Reichl 


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    I bought it after reading a few pages in Page One. The first book is not recommended by others. It can be said to be a surprise. The first thing that impressed me was that the author received extremely high treatment with his super professional ability, and the author's so-called traditional professional ability is facing challenges in constant cooperation and changes. Thinking of seeing a food magazine will also be linked to the 9/11 incident.


    10. And Now We Have Everything

    by Meaghan O'Connell 


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    When Meaghan O'Connell got accidentally pregnant in her twenties and decided to keep the baby, she realized that the book she needed - a brutally honest, agenda-free reckoning with the emotional and existential impact of motherhood - didn't exist. So she decided to write it herself.

    And Now We Have Everything is O'Connell's exploration of the cataclysmic, impossible-to-prepare-for experience of becoming a mother. With her dark humor and hair-trigger B.S. detector, O'Connell addresses the pervasive imposter syndrome that comes with an unplanned pregnancy, the fantasies of a "natural" birth experience that erodes maternal self-esteem, post-partum body, and sex issues, and the fascinating strangeness of stepping into a new, not-yet-comfortable identity.

    Channeling fears and anxieties that are still taboo and often unspoken, And Now We Have Everything is an unflinchingly frank, funny, and visceral motherhood story for our times, about having a baby and staying, for better or worse, exactly yourself.


    11. All You Can Ever Know

    by Nicole Chung 


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    The book is worth reading. It may be because of personal reasons that I feel too full of emotions to be substituted. It seems very sensational. The author's life experience is very unique. Maybe it is a trick of fate or an arrangement of fate. She was adopted by a white family. A Korean in, her adoptive parents regarded her as her own, but she could not tell them the racial discrimination she encountered from society and school. 

    After getting married and starting a business, she decided to trace the roots and find her biological parents, but the result was not as good as she wished. The harvest is quite fruitful. Probably, most of the adopted children had secrets about their biological parents, some found the answer, and some never knew it for a lifetime.


    12. The Golden State

    by Lydia Kiesling 


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    As far as the debut work is concerned, the advantages and disadvantages are very obvious. The part about motherhood is written too vividly. I feel the same feeling that I can’t go through the Kindle screen to shake hands with the author.


    13. The Matriarch

    by Susan Page 


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    Barbara Bush has an IQ of 120, but she doesn't want to learn and marries early. Her husband and eldest son were both presidents of the United States, and many of her descendants have a harmonious family. She lived to be 92 years old, and she is full of happiness and longevity. 

    Even so, her life was not all going smoothly: she lost her beloved daughter in her early years, and fell into depression due to Bush's legendary affair in her middle age, and even considered suicide. If she does commit suicide, neither Bush nor his son will become president, and American history will be rewritten. She laughed best until the end, and Barbara did it.


    14. Becoming

    by Michelle Obama 


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    After reading the guide, I was attracted and spent three days reading it. Successful people have reasons for success, the influence brought by the family and the initial education, the growth environment and the people with whom they are made, their own strengths and thinking qualities, and education, these are really too important. 

    The first half talked about her childhood, growth process, education experience at Preston and Harvard, and how she fell in love with Obama step by step and entered marriage. 

    The second half talked about how to balance politics and life after she became the first lady, how to leave personal privacy under the complete protection mechanism of the White House, and so on. Blacks, women, and working-class people live in a declining neighborhood in Chicago's South City. 

    These factors add up to the starting line. However, through her continuous efforts, she made education change her destiny, and finally entered the upper-class society, which has a positive impact on millions of people. The whole book is still very inspirational to read.


    15. Everything Under

    by Daisy Johnson 


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    I appreciate her control of storytelling and parallel narration while grasping the parallel rhythm of each line to gradually advance the suspense and make it a perfect harmony. An unbelievable story was told in a confiding tone. Unfortunately, when you guess the truth, the appeal of the story falls off a cliff. 

    If you can not catch the reader with suspense and emphasize psychological profiling, I think it would be better. There is a faint shadow of Janet Winterson. He is a very promising post-90s writer. The suggestion is not to read any comments under this book entry and get spoiled by keywords at first glance.


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