One thing we know about our Momtrends' moms--they love to read. We've teamed up with Amazon to give you gift ideas for Mother's Day for every moms on your list. 

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First, let' talk about WHO put this list together. We were lucky to nab the erudite Adrian Liang, the Amazon Books editor to wheedle down all the hottest reads for you. Adrian is an East Coast transplant to the gorgeous Northwest. One of the fortunate few who has parlayed her English degree into a paying gig, Adrian has been working in the book world for more than twenty years, which makes her feel both a tiny bit old and very, very lucky.

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"I remember the very first time someone said, 'Happy Mother’s Day' to me. I was a very new mom, and the cheerful salutation stirred up an emotional cocktail that was one part panic and two parts joy," says Adrian. We think this list works for the newest recruits to motherhood as well as longtime veterans. Thanks Adrian for this list--I just know one of the books below will be the perfect gift for my amazing mom.

Between You & Me: Confessions of a Comma Queen by Mary Norris
Norris’ thirty years in the copy department of The New Yorker exposed her to all kinds of poor punctuation, ghastly grammar, and surprising spellings. Norris’s laugh-out-loud stories and entertaining investigations into topics such as who added the hyphen to Moby-Dick will engage writers and readers of all stripes.

The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins
This year’s early contender for best mystery read is a perfect gift for those who enjoyed Gone Girl and are looking for a new tale that will deliver a breathless twist.

The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah
Bestselling author Kristin Hannah delves into the rich, compelling story of two French sisters during World War II, each struggling along her own thorny path as France itself tries to throw off German oppression.

Detailed Designs and Beautiful Patterns
Adult coloring books are all the rage right now, and this volume featuring original, detailed designs is a great gift for the mom who needs a creative outlet.

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A Girl and Her Greens: Hearty Meals from the Garden by April Bloomfield with JJ Goode
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Born with Teeth: A Memoir by Kate Mulgrew
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The Road to Character by David Brooks
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