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 for herself. Because mother knows best :)

Circe by Madeline Miller
Set in the world of ancient Greek mythology, Circe is the fantastical tale of a fierce young woman—half titan, half nymph—who dares to challenge the gods.


Then She Was Gone by Lisa Jewell
The missing daughter, the devastated mom (too real?), the new boyfriend, and the shock they never saw coming.

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The Girl Who Smiled Beads by Clementine Wamariya
The eye-opening, true story of two sisters who escape the Rwandan genocide and start life anew in Chicago.

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As Bright As Heaven by Susan Meissner
Set in World War I-era Philadelphia, this story of love in the time of the Spanish Flu pandemic is equal parts heartache and romance.


An American Marriage by Tayari Jones
Celestial and Roy are one year into marriage when Roy is sent to prison for a crime he didn't commit. After he's acquitted, they must try to save a relationship that may have been damaged beyond repair.

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The Great Alone by Kristin Hannah
Following a shattering tour in the Vietnam War, Ernst Allbright attempts a fresh start by moving his family to Alaska, where they encounter old demons and new challenges on the last American frontier in this book club-friendly read from the author of The Nightingale.

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Uncommon Type by Tom Hanks
Because what mom doesn’t love Tom Hanks? His debut short story collection is as emotionally affecting as Castaway and as charming as Sleepless in Seattle.

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There's a book in there for mom—now let her decide which one! This Mother's Day, gift a BOTM subscription and get a free month for yourself.