What better way to honour your mother and her hard work and dedication than with the gift of a good book from Penguin? A book is not just a source of entertainment, a way to unwind and de-stress, and an opportunity to learn and grow. It’s a chance for our mothers to take some well-deserved time for themselves, whether they prefer a heartwarming novel or a cook book full of inspiration recipes. This list has something for everyones mum.
Indulge in more than 150 simple yet delectable keto-inspired recipes that are sure to brighten up your day. From effortless weeknight meals to delectable appetisers perfect for hosting, this cookbook has something for everyone. With a generous selection of vegetarian options and irresistible desserts, get ready to savour the flavours of real food–based, keto-friendly recipes that are ideal for anyone who wants to be in nutritional ketosis or simply wants to eat healthier.
Laughing at the Dark by Barbara Else
Laughing in the Dark is a memoir that blends personal and professional recollections, from one of the country’s top writers. Written with the knowledge of a terminal prognosis and while experiencing the effects of gruelling bouts of chemotherapy this significant and honest book makes sense of a life and reflects deeply on early memories. Barbara Else is a writer, a feminist and she has written a deeply moving ode to motherhood, love and staying true to who you are. The writing is frank and candid and written with the style that this award winning literary maven is well known for.
Northland is the scene for a compelling novel set during Covid. Strange times call for strange things and this a novel that reminds us of the barmy years we all went into Lockdown. A satirical novel that takes its background from a reality you couldn’t makeup only Stephanie Johnson just has and added some chaos to boot. There is more criminal activity than just breaches of lockdown and staying safe in a pandemic just got even scarier. A brilliant, fun and entertaining read.
Someone Else’s Shoes by Jojo Moyes
Yep as the title says this is a novel that puts a fresh spin about swapping lives. After her husband announces a divorce and cuts her off, Nisha Cantor finds herself scrambling to maintain her glamorous life as a globetrotting wealthy individual. However, she soon discovers that she doesn’t even have the shoes she was wearing moments ago. Sam Kemp, going through the toughest time in her life, accidentally takes Nisha’s gym bag, which contains her luxurious six-inch high Christian Louboutin red crocodile shoes. Trying them on, Sam feels a sudden boost of confidence that makes her realise she needs to change herself. Jojo Moyes has written a humorous, heartwarming tale about how one small thing can transform everything.
Heart wrenching and beautifully written, Go As A River is a poignant debut story about love, sacrifice and having a deep well of resilience. Go As A River contains all the elements of a captivating book – love, violence, and adventure – but at its heart it is an engrossing love story. Give the gift of pure escapism – the romantic kind. Read has told the story that there is no personal justice outside the courts, and for the idea that you are bound to no one other than the ones who truly love you. Read the full review of Go As River here.