Goodreads for Mums

By Gina Batmunkh 2021-04-07 12:19:46

I’ve been thrown into the world of motherhood without experience, and truth is, no one will ever be able to prepare you for it. Even if you love children, it is different when you have your own. There are many books about parenting, but not every child is the same and, not all advice are applicable to the situation. I have had my share of failure and success in my seven years of parenting. I used to read a lot, but I don’t have left over time for myself. As a New Year’s resolution, I decided to make it priority again. Here, I have gathered some good reads for mothers who enjoy reading as much as I do.


The Book of Ichigo Ichie By Héctor García and Francesc Miralles


The Book of Ichigo Ichie is a hopeful and practical guide to everyday experiences and living in the moment, as well as making the most out of everything -- the Japanese way. The book will take you through the What, Why, and How of Ichigo Ichie and creating a life filled with special moments. 


Present Over Perfect By Shauna Niequist


The book is about pursuing the present over being perfect. And being present will always matter rather than trying to be a perfect. This book is a great reminder for those who are really busy with large list of tasks, instead of living a meaningful, graceful life. 


I’m Fine and Neither Are You By Camille Pagan


The book is about Penny who is barely keeping it together, while her best friend Jenny seems to have it all. Suddenly, a tragic event reveals that things aren’t what they seem. This book touches on issues that an everyday woman has to face: work, life, relationships and even herself. The author also emphasizes that fixing something isn’t always easy. 


Confessions of a Domestic Failure By Bunmi Laditan


In this book, we follow our protagonist Ashley Keller who is losing her sanity by being a stay-at-home mum. To save her from going crazy she joins in a mummy boot camp, and from here onwards the story takes a hilarious turn. To be a perfect mum, you need to be a master of all trades. 


The Little Book of Hygge By Meik Wiking


The book not only looks aesthetically pleasing on the coffee table, but it’s a treasure chest of information on how you can find your own sense of Hygge. The taste, smell, sound, sense, and sight and how to let the feeling of Hygge surround you; a path to happiness and personal growth.


The M Word, Conversation About Motherhood Edited by Kerry Clare


Motherhood means something different to all of us, and what it means is not simple to explain. Every mother has their own journey. This book contains a collection of essays by mothers which touch on many facets of motherhood. 


All You Can Ever Know By Nicole Chung


A beautifully written memoir, Nicole Chung was placed for adoption by her Korean parents and raised by a white family in Oregon, US. When she was told that her biological parents made an ultimate sacrifice to give her a better life. She becomes curious about where she came from and wondered if the story is the truth. 


The Help By Kathryn Stokett


The book addresses the physical, emotional and social hardships in Jackson, Mississippi in the 1960s. The book is narrated by three different women where each one of them has their own rebellious side. 


Beyond the Tiger Mom By Maya Thiagarajan


Not only does the author analyse the difference in education between the East and West she also provides humour and many other suggestions for how parents can playfully help their children to be more comfortable and skilled in math and reading. 


The Joy Luck Club By Amy Tan


Heart-warming stories of the relationships between mothers and daughters touch on the persistent tensions and powerful bonds between generations and cultures.


Finished with those reads? See more of our book lists for the whole family here.