Books to Give Every Kind of Mom on Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day is this Sunday, and everyone should be thinking of ways to make the lady that gave birth to them smile. We’ve already given you a heads up on some last-minute Mother’s Day gifts that don’t suck, but if what your Mommy dearest really craves is a good book, well, we’ve got you covered there as well. We’ve limited ourselves to recommending books that have come out since last Mother’s Day (since we’re sure last year you picked the perfect book), so click through to see our picks of what books to give every kind of mom this weekend. And we know, we know — your mom probably fits into a number of these categories. Looks like you’ll just have to pick her up a whole pile of books, then. She’s worth it.

If you inherited your wicked sense of humor from your mom:

The Hottest Dishes of the Tartar Cuisine, Alina Bronsky

Though Rosa, the outrageous, terrifying and seriously abrasive narrator of The Hottest Dishes of the Tartar Cuisine, is (hopefully) nothing like your mom, we think she might get a kick out of the wild irreverence of Rosa’s attitude in this hilarious novel. Plus, you never know, Rosa might just be voicing some of your own mother’s secret thoughts.