Mother’s Day Book Buying Guide

Mother’s Day is just around the corner so I have put together a book buying guide if you are unsure what to get your mum or significant other for the big day! Books are the perfect gift because they don’t date like fashion and if you buy a bad one not everyone will know like perfume.

Here is my guide to not messing it up depending on what sort of mum you have.

Links are included to Booktopia and Book Depository. You can uses the voucher code “THRILL” to get free shipping in orders over $17 from Booktopia (Book Depository has free shipping all the time) and they have the best delivery times out of the two in my opinion.

The Mum that has Read Everything

Circe by Madeline Miller


This is the most anticipated release of the year. Not only is the cover the most gorgeous thing your mum would have seen but the story is an epic retelling of Homer’s Iliad. This is my pick for book of the year.

Booktopia $26.95
Book Depository $25.85

Word Cloud Classics Lavender Box Set


It doesn’t matter if she has read them a 1000 times over. Book lovers appreciate a beautiful edition and nothing is more beautiful than this box set.

Book Depository $95.97

For Mums that are Lovers of Romance

Flowers die, get her one of these books that she can have forever:

Differently Normal by Tammy Robinson


Might be a good idea to buy her some tissues to go with this beautiful love story.

Booktopia $23.95
Book Depository: UNAVAILABLE

The Kookaburra Creek Cafe by Sandie Docker


It is a multi generation saga that has some amazing recipes in the back. Winning all round.

Booktopia $25.50
Book Depository $26.78

Mother’s Day by Fiona McArthur


A book called Mother’s Day as a Mother’s Day gift. You can’t go wrong! A love story set in rural Australia with a crazy Aunt and a strong female lead.

Booktopia $25.50
Book Depository: UNAVAILABLE

The Year The Changed Everything by Cathy Kelly


Three women, one year that will change their lives forever. This is a celebration of the female spirit.

Booktopia $25.50 (Paperback)
Book Depository $21.09 (Hardback)

The Mum that is Young at Heart

Young mum or young at heart? Young Adult is where it is at. Don’t be fooled that this genre is for teenagers.

To Kill A Kingdom by Alexandra Christo


This is a retelling of the The Little Mermaid. It is dark and filled with action.

Booktopia $28.75
Book Depository $21.27

The Lies They Tell by Gillian French


If the special lady in your life can’t get enough of Riverdale than this books will be perfect for her.

Booktopia $16.75 (Paperback)
Book Depository $24.40 (Hardback)

The Beasts Heart by Leife Shallcross


Another retelling! Well they are popular at the moment. This is a wonderful take on Beauty and the Beast from the Beasts perspective. And the cover is gorgeous.

Booktopia $15.95
Book Depository $23.55

The Cruel Prince by Holly Black


The start of what will be an epic saga. With Fae, royalty and all things that make a good young adult book.

Booktopia $24.25
Book Depository $21.40

The Wren Hunt


Magic, star-crossed lovers, betrayal. The Wren Hunt has it all.

Booktopia $12.50
Book Depository $13.10

The Mum that Likes a Good Scare or Mystery

For the mums that love being spooked and a great case of “Who done it” .

The Silent Companions by Laura Purcell


Freaky as all hell and perfectly written. This is one for the mums who can handle a ghost story.

Booktopia $19.95
Book Depository $14.40

The Family Next Door by Sally Hepworth


How well do you ever really know your neighbours???

Booktopia $24.95 (Paperback)
Book Depository $31.87 (Hardback)

Let Me Lie by Claire Mackintosh


This book will keep your mum on the edge of her seat from start to finish. A brilliant thriller from a best selling author.

Booktopia $23.90
Book Depository $21.31

The Mum that Like to Garden

Garden by William Dangar


This is a seriously beautiful landscape design book. It has beautiful photographs of stunning gardens across Australia. The pages are also dipped in black ink to make it even extra special.

Booktopia $42.90
Book Depository $45.96

Native: Art and design with Australian Plants by Kate Herd and Jela Ivankovic-Waters


This book showcases the very best of Australian native plants.

Booktopia $38.50
Book Depository $38.64

The Mum that Likes to Cook

CWA Country Classics


The holy grail of cookbooks is the CWA Country Classics. It doesn’t matter what sort of cook your mum is, there will be a recipe in this for her.

Booktopia $33.50
Book Depository $33.65

Poh Bakes 100 Greats


I love this edition. It has the expected classics and some great classics from all over the globe. Oh and it it’s super pretty.

Booktopia $30.80
Book Depository $29.10

The Australian Women’s Weekly Best Ever Recipes


The Women’s Weekly cookbooks have been a staple in my house for as long as I can remember and this edition looks fantastic.

Booktopia $30.80
Book Depository $30.27


So that’s it! Plenty of options for you to pick from. Please remember, no one wants breakfast in bed. Crumbs in the sheets is gross and odds are that it will be up to her to clean them. A sleep-in yes. Breakfast no.

Happy Mother’s Day!!

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