In honor of Mother’s Day I decided to give a little list of some of my mom’s favorite books. After all, she’s the reason I grew up with my nose stuck in a book because I followed her example. She introduced me to reading at a very young age – before I even started Kindergarten – and read with me as I grew up.
Our tastes differ now (they probably always have), but not by much. It’s more that I read more young adult novels whereas she doesn’t read many of them. Only once in a great while she will, but the ones she does read she ends up loving. She also has her preferred authors that she likes to stick to now, but I find that the ones she enjoys are ones I also enjoy for regular fiction.
5 Books My Mom Loves
- Gone With the Wind – Margaret Mitchell
- Message in a Bottle – Nicholas Sparks
- The Little Beach Street Bakery – Jenny Colgan
- Scarlett – Alexandra Ripley
- The Mistletoe Promise – Richard Paul Evans
These are probably only a few of what books my mom really loves, but I wasn’t able to get a longer list out of her. I do know that she loves pretty much all of Richard Paul Evans’s books, or at least the ones she’s read so far. She also likes Karen Kingsbury, Jenny Colgan, Danielle Steel (the older works), and some Amish fiction by an author I can’t remember at the moment. I like reading books that my mom enjoys because it gives us something else we can talk about. A recent example is when I was reading Gone With the Wind a few weeks ago… I kept talking to her about it and it was just some enjoyable conversation – mostly trash talking Scarlett – but still. You get the idea.
Have you read any of these books? What are some books your moms love, or you love if you’re a mom?