For the Bookish Mom – Part Two

Last week I gave you some Mother’s Day gift ideas that were book themed.  This week’s ideas are more about books and reading.

PLEASE NOTE – I have links for all the books and book related gifts. (Just click on the name)  They all link to  It is not that I think you should buy from Amazon, it is just that you can quickly get a description of the item that way.  I would love for you to go to your local independent book store to buy any and all books.  I know that is not possible but if you could by from independent book stores when possible, we will all benefit.

Special Books

There are some interesting books that are more in the coffee table book genre or reference book  than a curl up and read me books.


Well-Read Women – Portraits of Fiction’s Most Beloved Heroines

The public library

The Public Library: a Photographic Essay

Daily Calm

Daily calm – 365 Days of Serenity by National Geographic

1001 books

1001  Books You Must Read Before You Die


There are some magazines that talk about books.  A subscription to one of these would give your Mother a reason to think of you each time the magazine come to her home.


The New York Review of Books

Mystery Scene

The Strand Magazine (for mystery buffs)

Book Subscription Services

There are also book subscription services that are available.  Think of them like Netflix for books.  I have written about them before here.  With that link you will find a description of the three most well-known services.


Of course if your Mother does not yet have an eReader, that can be an excellent gift.  It improves as a gift if you make sure that (if she needs it) you teach her how to buy and download books.  It is a great gift if you know how to use it.

I don’t have a recommendation for a particular eReader.  I have used several and they all have good points.

Fun Sites for Readers

You might want to show your Mom some fun sites for readers that she may not have seen.

The Book Seer  – You can get book suggestions based on books that you like

First To Read  –  A chance to read books from Penguin Books before they are published.

Bookbub – A daily email with ebook discount books.

Book Reviews, Book Talk, and Random Thoughts  – Yes, that is this blog.  Go ahead, tell your Mom to check it out each Friday for book news.  Come on!  You can both sign up at the top of the page to get email notices when a new post is out.  Wouldn’t that be great?

Thanks for reading!


About Carol Early Cooney

I love to read. I love to share my thoughts on books and hope to hear what you think also. Looking to see what books I read beyond those I write about? Check out my Goodreads!
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1 Response to For the Bookish Mom – Part Two

  1. Letitia Suk says:

    Love all those Madeleine titles in the cover photo!

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