May Book Review: Mother’s Day Memoirs

Sunday is Mother’s Day, so it’s the perfect time to share some fabulous memoirs about motherhood.

There are so many intriguing options on the list–Maya Angelou’s Mom & Me & Mom and Nadja Spiegelmanto’s I Am Supposed to Protect You From All This: A Memoir are just two–and of course there are, because there aren’t many topics more universal than motherhood. There aren’t many relationships more complex and spiritual than that of a mother to her child, either.

We all have had some sort of relationship with a mother or a mother figure, and whether that relationship was/is strained, solid, or splendid, there is always a story (or a hundred) in there to explore and write about.

Please peruse this terrific memoir book list on motherhood by Penguin Random House to find the perfect Mother’s Day gift for the mother figure in your life or simply something new to read over Mother’s Day weekend. I don’t know about you, but Traveling with Pomegranates: A Mother and Daughter Journey to the Sacred Places of Greece, Turkey, and France by Sue Monk Kidd, author of The Secret Life of Bees, and Ann Kidd, her daughter, sounds like an especially fun read to me.

Have you read any of the books on the list? If so, let us know your thoughts in the comments section below. Do you have a favorite motherhood memoir that didn’t make the list? If so, please share. Feel free to share any special thoughts or memories of your mother figure below too. I would love to read your comments.

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