Top books to give your mum for Mother’s Day 2024

by |April 8, 2024

As Mother’s Day approaches, we find ourselves reflecting on the countless ways our mothers have shaped our lives with love, sacrifice, and unwavering support. This special day is an opportunity to express our gratitude and appreciation for the incredible women who have nurtured, guided, and inspired us.

Booktopia’s Mother’s Day Gift Guide 2024

Choosing the perfect gift for mum can be a delightful yet daunting task – which is why our experts have curated this gift guide. How can we encapsulate the depth of our appreciation in a single token? Whether your mom is a culinary queen, a wellness enthusiast, a thriller aficionado, or a romance lover, we believe that there is a book for every type of mum that is sure to make her feel special.

Top Fiction Picks for Mum

In this Mother’s Day Book Gift Guide, we’ve handpicked a selection of captivating fiction books across various genres, each guaranteed to whisk Mum away on a journey of wonder and discovery. See our top picks below.

My Favourite Mistake by Marian Keyes

How do you start again, after losing everything? Find out in the global no. 1 bestseller’s latest heartstopper…

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Devil’s Kitchen by Candice Fox

Candice Fox’s latest thriller is the definition of nailbiter, as a female agent goes undercover in a New York firefighting crew that is far more dangerous than the fires they fight.

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Safe Haven by Shankari Chandran

The new novel from the Miles Franklin award-winning author of Chai Time at Cinnamon Gardens.

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The Glass House by Anne Buist, Graeme Simsion

A compelling, addictive novel for readers of Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine told with heart, humour and insight by Anne Buist and The Rosie Project’s Graeme Simsion.

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Happy Place by Emily Henry

Harriet and Wyn are the perfect couple – they go together like bread and butter, gin and tonic, Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds. Every year, they take a holiday from their lives to drink far too much wine with their favourite people in the world. Except this year, they are lying through their teeth, because Harriet and Wyn broke up six months ago. And they still haven’t told anyone.

But the cottage is for sale so this is the last time they’ll all be here together. They can’t bear to break their best friends’ hearts so they’ll fake it for one more week.

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Top Non-Fiction picks for Mum

This Mother’s Day, why not celebrate Mum’s curiosity, intellect, and thirst for knowledge with the gift of non-fiction books? While fiction can whisk us away to fantastical worlds, non-fiction offers an opportunity to delve into real-life stories, explore fascinating topics, and gain valuable insights that can enrich our lives in countless ways.

The Silver River by Jim Moginie

A moving and inspiring memoir of families lost and rediscovered, by a founding member of the legendary band Midnight Oil.

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Beatrix Bakes by Natalie Paull

Sweet-toothed superstar and bestselling baker Natalie Paull returns with Beatrix Bakes: Another Slice, an all-new compilation of colourful, creative recipes to delight fans and newcomers alike.

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On Sundays by Dave Verheul

On Sundays: Long Lunches Through the Seasons is a cookbook of memorable recipes and curated menus to be shared at the end of the week, designed by acclaimed chef Dave Verheul of groundbreaking Melbourne restaurant Embla.

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Black Duck by Bruce Pascoe

A personal reflection on life, Country and the consequences of Dark Emu through six seasons on Bruce Pascoe’s farm. ‘Sometimes you need to repeat something a hundred times before a bell rings in the colony.’ From the bestselling author, Bruce Pascoe comes to a deeply personal story about the consequences and responsibility of disrupting Australia’s history.

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Strap Yourself In by Amy Gerard

A laugh-out-loud, deeply relatable memoir challenging our unrealistic expectations of motherhood and life, from the Instagram sensation and host of Beyond the Likes podcast.

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We hope our gift guide has given you some inspiration for the upcoming Mother’s Day!

Order from our Mother’s Day Top Picks between 3 April and 6 May, 2024, for your chance to win a 1 of 3 Go-To x Booktopia Mother’s Day prize pack worth $451. Ts & Cs apply.

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Kass is Booktopia's resident Comms and Social Media Specialist. She spends her day scrolling TikTok, picking up the latest trends, and posting content. When she isn't on social media, you can find her on BookTok, reading the latest contemporary romance, or playing with her dog, Leia.


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