Mother's Day is on this Sunday on May 13th. I thought it would be fun to put together a few book pairings that would make great gifts. I wish I could say this was my idea but remembered Mother Readers annual holiday post Ways to Give a Book and was inspired.
Carleen Brice's Orange Mint & Honey with a Nina Simone CD. The main character Shay Dixon is always asking herself what would Nina Simone do.
Kyung-sook Shin's Please Look After Mom with a hand written thank you note. After the mother goes missing the family realizes how much she did for them but they never took the time to thank her. I can't take credit for the thank note, which is a perfect pairing for Shin's novel. That's all Vasilly
Thirty Umrigar's The World We Found with tea/new mug. Mothers who enjoy tea while reading will love the taste of a new flavor has they devour this wonderful novel. Never underestimate the joy a new mug can bring, especially one that has been personally selected, and not simply picked up.
Alice Randall's Ada's Rules with a spa certificate. Ada' Howard is rediscovering herself at 50, a perfect read to enjoy while getting pampered.
Kathy Cano-Murillo's Miss Scarlet's School of Patternless Sewing with sewing lessons or certificate to their craft store of choice.
Ernessa Carter's 32 Candles with 16 candles DVD, The main character Davie Jones loves the classic John Hughes movie and dreams of her own Molly Ringwald ending.
Cristina Garcia's The Lady Matador's Hotel with an outfit or one piece of clothing that screams sexy and strong
Jacqueline E. Luckett's Passing Love with a French CD, the Putumayo collections are always nice. As a bonus include a nice bottle of French wine.
Caronlina De Robertis's Perla with The Secret in Their Eyes DVD, Argentinean history connects this pairing. The movie won the academy award for best foreign film in 2009.