It's the Friday before Mother's Day and wait, you haven't gotten a gift for Mom yet? Have no fear, for Third Place Books is here with a book for every kind of Mom*.
The Little Book of Hygge by Meik Wiking
It's pretty, it's small, and basically a guidebook to making life feel like an Ikea catalog. Yes, I know they're Swedish, not Danish, but you gotta admit, they've got very similar aesthetics.
What Comes Next and How to Like It by Abigail Thomas
A memoir of steadfast friendship, motherhood, creativity, and memory told in short, witty vignettes. For the Moms who are looking for empathetic companionship on page.
Weed: The User's Guide by David Schmader
Don't let your Mom be like my Mom-in-law. (She was convinced to spend $800 on pot and pot-related equipment that she most certainly did not need.)
Beartown by Fredrik Backman
The newest book by the author of A Man Called Ove, Britt-Marie Was Here, and My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She's Sorry. If your Mom liked any of those, this is a no-brainer. And don't forget, you can meet Fredrik Backman at our Lake Forest Park store on June 12th. Click here for more information.
Into the Water by Paula Hawkins
For the Moms who loved Girl on the Train. A psychological thriller that'll pull her away from re-watching those episodes of Law & Order: SVU because ohgodisn'tthereanythingbettertowatchonNetflix???
Can't We Talk About Something More Pleasant? by Roz Chast
A humorous graphic-memoir about the absurdities of old age, dealing with parents during their absurd years of old age, and the relationship between parent and child throughout it all by The New Yorker Roz Chast.
Blue Horses: Poems by Mary Oliver
C'mon. It's Mary Oliver. You can't go wrong.
In the Company of Women by Grace Bonney
An empowering collection of encouragement and wisdom from successful and influential women across the globe. For the ambitious Mom.
You Are Here: An Owner's Manual for Dangerous Minds by Jenny Lawson
Yes, I had to include a coloring book in this list, but this isn't your average-Joan coloring book - Jenny Lawson's includes short stories and words of inspiration coupled with intricate illustrations and her usual sharp wit, all based off of Jenny's own anxieties.
The Chilbury Ladies' Choir by Jennifer Ryan
A community of women band together to keep life going through the troubles of WWII, including the reformation of the local choir with only women. A charming historical novel best served with breakfast-in-bed and a steaming cup of tea.
*Not guaranteed, husband speculation only. I've been told I'm spot on with gift giving, though.