Mother's Day reads for your book-loving mum

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What could be better than a book on Mother's Day? Pair it with a cup of tea in bed, and you'll win serious brownie points.

Mother's day book montage showing titles such a Careering by Daisy Buchanan; Happy by Turia Pitt; French Braid, by Anne Tyler; Principles of Style, by Sarah Andrews; Run, Rose, Run, by Dolly Parton and James Patterson; The Life changing magic of a little bit of mess; and The Comfort Bake by Sally Wise.
What could beat a book for Mother's day?

Need some literary inspo? Read on for the best.

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Careering, by Daisy Buchanan, $26.90

Daisy Buchanan is known for her podcast, You're Booked, and this novel emulates the same honest tone.

It's about a woman who wants her dream job - but when she gets it, realises it might not be all its cracked up to be.

It draws on Daisy's own experience as a journalist, so expect some insights into the supposedly glossy world of magazines.

The cover of Careering by Daisy Buchanan, $26.90, showing a woman lying face down on a green couch.
Careering by Daisy Buchanan is a great Mother's Day book. Photo: Booktopia

Run Rose Run, by Dolly Parton and James Patterson, $22.95

This highly anticipated novel by Dolly Parton and US best-selling author James Patterson is a thriller about a young singer-songwriter on the rise.

But she's also on the run - and will have to do whatever it takes to survive.

Run Rose Run, by Dolly Parton and James Patterson, $22.95

French Braid, by Anne Tyler, $22.50

This starts in 1959 and follows the character Mercy Garret and her family through several decades of events, that have knock-on effects through the rest of their lives.

When Mercy's children are grown up, she slowly moves herself out of the family home - although will anyone actually notice?

The cover of French Braid by Anne Tyler, $22.50 showing a woman lying on the grass looking at the camera.

The Comfort Bake, by Sally Wise, $29.95

Sally Wise is a Tasmanian legend and in this lovely cookery book she shares some of her favourite recipes.

From classics such as pies, quiches and breads, to rhubarb and caramel slice, orange butter bars and whisky and orange chocolate pudding, this will become a staple in the kitchen.

Cover of the The Comfort Bake by Sally Wise, $29.95 showing the words of the title baked in pastry on top of a dark cherry pie and the subhead, Food that warms the heart.

The Life-changing Magic of a Little Bit of Mess, by Kerri Sackville, $21.75

In a world where people look up to decluttering gurus such as Marie Kondo, Kerri Sackville takes the opposite approach.

In this book she talks about embracing domestic imperfection, and how liberating it is to not care about a bit of mess.

Cover of The Life-changing Magic of a Little Bit of Mess by Kerri Sackville, $21.75 showing a cup of coffee on a yellow background and the subhead, a bible of domestic imperfection.

Colu Cooks Easy Fancy Food, by Colu Henry, $38.50

New York Times Cooking contributor Colu Henry has put together a collection of sophisticated recipes for everyday dinners.

She understands that unfussy is the way forward, and this book makes delicious food - sweet and savoury - with minimal effort.

It's available for pre-order and can be bought on April 28.

The dark green cover of Colu Cooks Easy Fancy Food by Colu Henry, $38.50

Happy (and other ridiculous aspirations), by Turia Pitt, $20.35

The inspirational Turia Pitt discovers what has an impact on our happiness - looking at everything from how much money we have, to our relationships.

She interviews high-profile professionals including scientists, athletes, and comedians about how we can be happier in our every day lives, and includes some easy to follow tips and strategies to boost your own happiness.

Cover of Happy (and other ridiculous aspirations) by Turia Pitt, $20.35 showing the writer in a green knit dress. Turia was burned in a bushfire but looks fabulous and stares candidly at the camera, despite her scars.

Principles of Style, by Sarah Andrews, $36.75

This gorgeous book is written by design aficionado Sarah Andrews, who shares some of the tips and skills she's learnt in the industry.

She focuses on the 10 rules of styling, and helps you create an interior that's right for your lifestyle and taste.

The cover of Principles of Style by Sarah Andrews, $36.75 showing an airy white room with high ceilings and pillars and red couch.

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