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Nothing quite says relaxation than dipping into the pages of a good book. It’s the perfect escape from the noisy subway commute and the signal to wind down at the end of a busy day. Now that it’s May (Summer, is that you?), it’s time to restock our nightstand with the best new reads, just in time for Mother’s Day. Our friends at Book of the Month Club know a thing or two about what to read and they have gone through the new releases to curate the ultimate best books for mom this Mother’s Day and created a reading list that we can’t wait to get started on. Read on…

The best books for mom on Mother's Day

Circe by Madeline Miller

Set in the world of ancient Greek mythology, Circe is the fantastical tale of a fierce young woman—half titan, half nymph—who dares to challenge the gods.

The best books for moms on Mother's Day

Then She Was Gone by Lisa Jewell

The missing daughter, the devastated mom (too real?), the new boyfriend, and the shock they never saw coming.

The best books for moms this Mother's Day

The Girl Who Smiled Beads by Clementine Wamariya

The eye-opening, true story of two sisters who escape the Rwandan genocide and start life anew in Chicago.

The best books for moms on Mother's Day

As Bright As Heaven by Susan Meissner

Set in World War I-era Philadelphia, this story of love in the time of the Spanish Flu pandemic is equal parts heartache and romance.

The best books for moms this Mother's Day

An American Marriage by Tayari Jones

Celestial and Roy are one year into marriage when Roy is sent to prison for a crime he didn’t commit. After he’s acquitted, they must try to save a relationship that may have been damaged beyond repair.

The best books for moms this Mother's Day

The Great Alone by Kristin Hannah

Following a shattering tour in the Vietnam War, Ernst Allbright attempts a fresh start by moving his family to Alaska, where they encounter old demons and new challenges on the last American frontier in this book club-friendly read from the author of The Nightingale.

The best books for moms this Mother's Day

Uncommon Type by Tom Hanks

Because what mom doesn’t love Tom Hanks? His debut short story collection is as emotionally affecting as Castaway and as charming as Sleepless in Seattle.

Whether you like your books in physical form or online, there is sure to be one in this bunch that will transport you to another world. Isn’t that why books are so great?

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This article first appeared on Book of the Month Club’s blog

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