The best books for mums to sink into

best books for mum mother&baby

by Caitlin Casey |

Ah, there's nothing better than settling down with a book and getting lost in a good story. Especially if you're a mum, taking a second to read for that little bit of self-care can be pure bliss. Sometimes the hardest question really is: which book should I read?

Whether you're a Mum who's looking for a top-selling book to read, or you're buying a gift for a mum you know, choosing the right book is a skill.

Now, there are loads of mum-fluencer books out there, too. So, our fave celeb mums can give us their inspiration and advice from their own experiences. From Stacey Solomon to Emma Bunton, there's a book for every mum.

What is a good book to read for a mum?

There are loads of different types of books out there for mothers to read - you just need to pop into any book store to see the selection of genres you can get your hands on! There's a variety of key genres that you'll want to look into for a fond bookworm who's also a mother, though.

Chick-lit: Think cheesy guilty pleasures, filled with romance and usually set somewhere abroad. There are hundreds of famous romance novelists out there and there's no surprise that this is a top-hit for mums, being easy-to-read and get stuck into. Common authors of this genre include Marian Keyes, Jojo Moyes and Sally Thorne.

Thrillers: Another fiction fave, thrillers are made for people who love to be on the edge of their seats, reading to get to the next chapter. Popular authors you can grab include Lucy Foley, Paula Hawkins and Lee Child.

Non-fiction: A great dip out of fiction, there are loads of non-fiction books out there with mothers in mind. You can grab any research, psychology or scientific-based book if you think they'd suit something refreshingly informational.

Memoirs: Celebs and popular figures have loads of memoirs on offer that are inspirational, perfect for any mums out there. Michelle Obama, Sophie Ellis-Bextor and Dolly Alderton have all had popular memoirs in recent years.

Of course, it depends on who you're buying for and what they're into - you may find something that suits them perfectly that's not on this list! We have whittled down our favourite books for mums below, including bestsellers from the past few years.

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