Best Books for Moms

Rachelle Rogers Knight, author of “Read, Remember Recommend: A Reading Journal for Book Lovers” shares her list of best books for moms.

Rachelle Rogers Knight’s Best Books for Moms:

Mister Pip, by Lloyd Jones

Man Booker Prize for Fiction Shortlists

Kiriyama Prize

Commonwealth Writers’ Prize

Richard & Judy Book Club

American Library Association Notable Books for Adults

This coming-of-age story of Matilda, a thirteen year old girl growing up on a war ravaged remote island in the South Pacific is a beautiful and tragic reminiscence of the relationship between a mother and daughter. Any mom who loves great literature will appreciate the intricate weaving of Dickens’ story with the lives of Matilda and her mother.

Poisonwood Bible, by Barbara Kingsolver

Pulitzer Prize for Fiction Finalists

Best Books for Discussion from Book Club Classics

The Oprah Winfrey Show: Oprah’s Book Club
Indies Choice Book Award for Fiction (Previously the Book Sense Book of the Year Award for Fiction)

The story of a mother who is forced by her religious husband to move their four daughters to the Congo of Africa in the 50’s. This dramatic story, told in the voices of the five women, tests the bounds of a mother’s love against the commitment she feels towards her husband.

The Handmaid’s Tale, by Margaret Atwood

Governor General’s Literary Awards

Los Angeles Times Award for Fiction

Best Books for Discussion from Book Club Classics

This dystopian tale brings the role of fertile women in a futuristic society to that of surrogate child bearers for privileged and political figures.

Little Women, by Louisa May Alcott

Madison, Wisconsin, Public Library: Readable Classics

Marmee March, mother of the beloved March sisters , is undoubtedly the greatest mother in all of literature. The story takes place while Robert, Marmee’s husband serves as a chaplain in the Civil War. During this time Marmee endures financial and emotional hardships while guiding her daughter’s morals, shaping their characters and engaging in charitable works.

We Need to Talk about Kevin by Lionel Shriver

Orange Prize for Fiction

Best Books for Discussion from Book Club Classics

This bold, if somewhat dark novel about a mother’s journey with a ‘trying’ child and the tragedy this child causes brings the nature versus nurture question to the forefront of any mother’s mind.

Rachelle Rogers Knight is a passionate reader who has enjoyed books her entire life. Rachelle self-published Read, Remember, Recommend and Read, Remember, Recommend for Teens in 2007, and earned the Bronze Medal for “Independent Publisher of the Year” from Independent Publisher Online Magazine in 2008. Sourcebooks, Inc. is releasing new and improved editions of the self-published hit this April.

With Rachelle’s journal you can:

• Discover new writers.

• Expand your reading lists.

• Keep a record of your favorite authors.

• Keep details about what you’ve read and journal your thoughts, feelings and emotions about each book.

• Keep track of your to-read list.

• List your recommendations to share with other readers, friends, and book club members.

• Note and keep track of books you’ve loaned and borrowed.

Rachelle Rogers Knight Book Signing

The King’s English Bookshop

Saturday, May 8

2 p.m.

For more information about Rachelle’s reading journals you can visit her website at

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