May 10 is Mother’s Day, so in honor of all the great moms out there, I chose these four books that showcase the lengths a mom will go for her children.
Dave Eggers introduces us to Josie, who flees with her kids to the wilds of Alaska; What She Knew involves a missing child and a mother accused; a single mother raises her child in the Dust Bowl era of rural Texas in Rainwater; and finally the true story of Philomena whose child was sold by the nuns she had sought to help her, and her life-long search to find him.
Goodreads Group Reads
There are two stand-out choices for the month of May, and while I have already read both I would highly recommend them if you haven’t already had the chance. One is J.R.R. Tolkien’s classic, The Hobbit, which I first read in 5th grade and several times since (and I’m thinking I may have to revisit this month!). The other is Delia Owens’ novel, Where the Crawdads Sing. I read this about a year ago and fell in love with it, it actually broke my cynical heart.
And what will you be reading this month? Feel free to drop me a line anytime!
Take care, stay safe and healthy, and Happy Reading!