Books For Mom
Tomorrow marks the thirteenth anniversary of the day my mom passed away. In memory of her, thirteen books I’ve read since then which I would have recommended to her.
The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd – A modern classic. It’s hard to believe it was published after mom passed away. Mom read her Guidepost writings for many years. Wishing mom was here to read all her novels.
Half Broke Horses by Jeanette Walls – When the washing machine breaks, or my car needs to go in the shop or other modern day conveniences not working put wrench in my day, I think of this book. I didn’t have to ride 500 miles alone to get to my first job.
Where’d You Go Bernadette by Maria Semple – I cannot believe I haven’t posted about this quirky book.
Leaving Atlanta by Tayari Jones – Growing up outside of Atlanta during the time when children went missing and were then found murdered was a grim part of my childhood. I wrote about this book in November, 2013. Of all the books I’ve featured, this is the one I’d most like to discuss with my mom. Click here to understand why.
Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail by Cheryl Strayed – I read a lot of nonfiction too. This is the one I think Mom would’ve have enjoyed the most.