Mother's Day Recommendations - Including a Shop & WIN!
Mother's Day is a special occasion that comes once a year to celebrate and appreciate the incredible women who have brought us into this world.
It's a time to show our gratitude for all the love, support, and sacrifices our moms have made for us.
While finding the perfect gift for Mother’s Day can be difficult, a book is an excellent option that will never go out of style. Not only do books make for a thoughtful and personal gift, but they also offer an opportunity to relax and unwind while diving into a good story.
In this article, we'll highlight books that make perfect Mother's Day gifts and showcase the special deals that Wordsworth Books has to offer for this special occasion.
What To Get For Mother's Day This Year
An Angel's Demise by Sue Nyathi is a novel set in 1977 on a farm in Somabhula, Zimbabwe, during the liberation struggle.
Angel is born into a world of turmoil and uncertainty, and with her parents away fighting for their freedom, she is left in the care of her grandmother. As Angel grows up, she discovers the secrets of her past and a complicated inheritance.
The novel follows Angel's journey over three decades as she confronts the darkest aspects of human nature, including gender-based violence and political corruption.
Moms will love Sue Nyathi's powerful portrayal of the strength of women in the face of adversity in this powerful story of family, identity, and the human spirit.
Silvia Moreno-Garcia's The Daughter of Doctor Moreau is a lush historical drama and science fiction reimagining of H.G. Wells' classic novel, set in nineteenth-century Mexico.
The story follows Carlota Moreau, a brilliant and controversial scientist who conducts experiments in vivisection, the dissection of living animals, to create hybrid beings that are part human and part animal.
Their world is shaken up by the arrival of Eduardo Lizalde, a careless young man who sets off a dangerous chain reaction of secrets and passions in the sweltering jungle.
Moreno-Garcia's vivid descriptions of the luxuriant setting and feminist themes make for a gripping read, while the ethical questions and cool equanimity of her storytelling add depth to this imaginative and daring journey.
The Daughter of Doctor Moreau has earned critical acclaim, including being named one of the best books of the year by The New York Times Book Review.
My Year of Not Getting Sh*tfaced: How I Tried and Failed to Give Up Alcohol and Learned the Joys of Moderation by Pamela Power
Johannesburg scriptwriter and author, Pamela Power, examines her long relationship with alcohol in this honest, humorous account of her year of not getting sh*tfaced. After a wild Mother's Day, she realizes she might be a serial binge drinker and needs to take back control.
Starting her journey to sobriety during the Covid-19 pandemic, Pamela confronts the many demands of life as a freelancer and a parent without the crutch of alcohol.
Through her experiences, readers get a glimpse into the frustrations, irritations, and surprising benefits of going dry.
Pamela also confronts her troubled relationship with her parents and finds a sweet spot between total sobriety and binge drinking: moderation. Her journey is relatable to moms everywhere who might find themselves reaching for a bottle of wine to help manage life's many demands. Pamela's humour and candour make this a refreshing read that moms will love.
Kate Atkinson’s latest novel, Shrines of Gaiety, is set in London in 1926 and is filled with flappers, gangsters, shilling-a-dance girls, disillusioned veterans of the Great War, crooked coppers, a serial killer, absinthe cocktails, teenage runaways, snazzy roadsters and a bevy of bright young things.
Atkinson masterfully weaves together a city full of characters, slowly and smoothly binding them together through coincidence and hidden relationships. The sprawling and sparkling tale centres on a tough entrepreneur named Nellie Coker who presides over an empire of sin.
Her string of five nightclubs stretches from the classy Amethyst to the louche Sphinx. Nellie’s life ricochets from desperate poverty to riches to prison and onward to more rebounds and near-fatal falls.
The novel is not interested in psychological depth or nuance but instead sets out to evoke with gusto and theatricality the era of the Jazz Age. If Charles Dickens had lived to write about this era, it would resemble this delightfully lavish novel.
Get Lucky and WIN a Mothersday Hamper!
Valid 1 April – 11 May 2023
Embark on a thrilling adventure with Atlas: The Story of Pa Salt that will stir up your love of travelling.
This captivating book takes you on a journey around the world as you follow the mysterious life of Pa Salt, a wealthy and enigmatic man who leaves behind a trail of clues for his six adopted daughters to follow after his death.
Through the eyes of the daughters, travel to stunning locations such as Rio de Janeiro, Geneva, and the Scottish Highlands, while uncovering the secrets of their father's past. As each daughter uncovers their unique heritage, they discover more about themselves and their place in the world.
With vivid descriptions, rich character development, and a plot that will keep you turning pages, "Atlas: The Story of Pa Salt" is a must-read for anyone who loves a good adventure. Grab your passport and join the journey - you won't regret it.
Buy ANY product from this collection and stand a chance to WIN a Joyce Meyer-themed hamper for Mother’s day!
Valid 24 April – 27 May 2023
Joyce Meyer is a prolific Christian author, with over 100 books on a wide range of topics, including prayer, faith, relationships, and personal growth.
She also offers planners that help readers stay organized and focused on their spiritual goals providing inspiration and practical guidance.
The Christian Life & Practice, Theology, History & Worship category also offers a wealth of resources for Christians seeking to deepen their faith and understanding of the Bible.
From guidance on prayer and forgiveness to explorations of Christian history and theology, this category offers something for everyone.
You Want It? We Got It!
At the end of the day, you know your mom best and getting her something personalised will always mean the most.
Maybe she has mentioned wanting to learn about something new, whether it's cocktail making, bird watching or even Tai Chi. Gifting her a book to help her immerse deeper into something she loves will show her how much you care.
If you can think of something more unique we encourage you to search Wordsworth's wide range of books for the one that screams “Mom” to you.