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Mother’s Day reading Recommendations from your Library

Celebrate mothers, grandmothers and mother figures of all kinds this Mother’s Day with these fantastic reading recommendations:

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Little Women by Louisa May Alcott: a classic novel that is beloved all over the world by children and adults alike!
Llyfr Glas Nebo / The Blue Book of Nebo by Manon Steffan Ros: available in Welsh and English, this is a beautiful novel about a mother’s strength and love.
Shuggie Bain by Douglas Stuart: a heartbreaking yet hopeful story about mother and son Agnes and Shuggie Bain.
Hamnet by Maggie O’Farrell: a harrowing story of motherhood and a stunning depiction of the timelessness of loss and grief.
Y Stori Orau by Lleucu Roberts: an engrossing novel about the relationship between mother and daughter as they embark on an adventure in their old VW campervan.
Dear Ijeawele, or a Feminist Manifesto in Fifteen Suggestions by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie: short and sharp pieces of motherly advice given by the amazing author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie after she was asked by a friend for guidance on how to raise her newborn baby girl.
Grandmothers by Sally Vickers: a beautiful story about the relationship between three very different women and the younger people in their families.
Mothers and Sons by Colm Toibin: a moving short story collection which examines the intricate relationship between mother and son.
On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous by Ocean Vuong: the heartbreaking yet beautiful story of a young man writing a letter to his mother who cannot read.
Girl, Woman, Other by Bernardine Evaristo: 12 voices recount their tales of struggle and strength over the last 100 years in this brilliant and bright novel.

Let us know what you think of our list and which books you would have included yourself. Find us on social media – @LlyfrgelloeddAuraLibraries on Facebook and Instagram and @LibFlintshire on Twitter.

Remember: you can browse these titles and hundreds more on our online library catalogue! All of the above titles are available to borrow from Aura libraries as books, e-books or audiobooks. Discover more about what your library can do for you, here.

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