Looking for a fail-proof gift for mom? Our roundup has a book that will make you her favorite all over again. Or better yet, gift her a Book of the Month subscription and let her choose the best new books each month for herself. Because mom knows best :)


Valentine by Elizabeth Wetmore

A brutal crime divides the strong-willed women of a Texas oil town in this book about moms and the lengths they will go to protect their daughters. Despite its historical setting, it's a timely and relevant work of fiction.

The Girl with the Louding Voice

The Girl with the Louding Voice by Abi Daré

A hopeful book where a young Nigerian woman strives to finish her education and live the life she wants. This coming-of-age story is one of the best debuts of the year so far.

The Holdout

The Holdout by Graham Moore

If your mom can’t stop binge listening to Serial: An infamous jury is stuck with another murky murder ten years after their controversial verdict in this best-in-class legal thriller.

The Giver of Stars

The Giver of Stars by Jojo Moyes

From the author of Still Me, a nod to the strong af women who ran a traveling library in 1930s rural Kentucky. It’s a novel about the power of stories that’s resonating with book lovers across the country.

The Library of Legends

The Library of Legends by Janie Chang

For the mom who likes her historical fiction with a sprinkling of magic, this WWII saga about a journey across China to save a revered library is the perfect read to escape into.

Dear Edward

Dear Edward by Ann Napolitano

A highly publicized plane crash leaves the survivor to find normalcy under the glare of media fascination. An uplifting book that will wreck you and make you whole again, this is the perfect gift for mom.

Long Bright River

Long Bright River by Liz Moore

A gritty cop tale with an up-close-and-personal look at Philadelphia's opioid crisis and the lives it's destroying. This book about a single mom trying to solve a bewildering crime is suspenseful, and impossible to put down.