It’s Mother’s Day! If you haven’t sent your mom a nice text or call or bouquet yet, there’s still time. I’m really glad my Mother’s Day orders were delivered to my mom and my aunt first thing in the morning (at 8:30am as opposed to the estimated time slot of between 9am to 7pm—I’m quite relieved), so they had the pleasure of receiving the bouquet while having morning coffee.
In the spirit of Mother’s Day, here are five reads I would share with my mom:
- By the Book by Julia Sonneborn
- The Assistants by Camille Perri
- The Readers of Broken Wheel Recommend by Katarina Bivald
- Crazy Rich Asians by Kevin Kwan
- Conscious Business by Fred Kofman
My mother has a fun and fiery spirit, and I thought she would enjoy lighthearted books with happy endings. Although most of the female characters in the books are a little on the reserved side, I think she would appreciate the grace in which they conduct their operations.
Let me give a quick reason for each book—I’ll dedicate one sentence per book:
- Tina from The Assistants is scrappy—she found an opportunity and grabbed it.
- Anne, who is just trying to be her best self, is entangled in some fun drama in By the Book.
- The community of Broken Wheel is a bit odd but well-meaning all the same.
- Crazy Rich Asians—the book—has more crazy and more glamour than it did in the movie.
- Conscious Business has some good points when it comes to self-awareness.
I hope all the mothers out there enjoy their day! I am proud to say that I no longer incur late fees from the library, which my mom never gave me a hard time about.
Bookish Plug: I wrote an entry on By the Book! It’s here.