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17 Best Books About Motherhood

Discover a collection of heartwarming books about motherhood that will inspire and resonate with every mom. Find your next read today!


What to Expect When You're Expecting

by Heidi Murkoff and Sandee Hathaway

4.8 (30265 reviews)

What is What to Expect When You're Expecting about?

A comprehensive guide for expectant parents, this book offers a wealth of information on pregnancy, childbirth, and the early stages of parenthood. Written by two experienced authors, it covers a wide range of topics including prenatal care, nutrition, exercise, common discomforts, and preparing for labor. With its practical advice and reassuring tone, this book is a must-read for anyone embarking on the journey of pregnancy and parenthood.

Who should read What to Expect When You're Expecting

  • Expectant mothers seeking guidance and reassurance throughout their pregnancy journey.

  • First-time parents looking for a comprehensive guide to pregnancy and childbirth.

  • Healthcare professionals wanting to provide accurate information to their patients.


What to Expect the First Year

by Heidi Murkoff, Sharon Mazel

4.8 (12211 reviews)

What is What to Expect the First Year about?

This comprehensive guide offers invaluable advice and support for new parents navigating the challenges and joys of their baby's first year. From feeding and sleeping schedules to developmental milestones and common health concerns, the book covers a wide range of topics to help parents understand and care for their little one. With practical tips, expert insights, and reassuring guidance, this book is an essential resource for any parent embarking on the journey of the first year.

Who should read What to Expect the First Year

  • Expectant parents seeking guidance on navigating the challenges of the first year of parenthood.

  • New parents looking for a comprehensive resource to help them understand and address their baby's developmental milestones.

  • Caregivers and family members wanting to support and understand the needs of a newborn.


Dear Ijeawele, or A Feminist Manifesto in Fifteen Suggestions

by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

4.8 (4357 reviews)

What is Dear Ijeawele, or A Feminist Manifesto in Fifteen Suggestions about?

In this empowering and thought-provoking book, the author offers fifteen invaluable suggestions to raise a feminist child. Drawing from her personal experiences and insightful anecdotes, she explores various aspects of gender equality, challenging societal norms and encouraging open conversations. With clarity and compassion, this manifesto serves as a guide for parents, caregivers, and anyone interested in fostering a more inclusive and equal world for the next generation.

Who should read Dear Ijeawele, or A Feminist Manifesto in Fifteen Suggestions

  • Women seeking guidance on embracing feminism and gender equality.

  • Parents looking to raise their children with feminist values.

  • Individuals interested in understanding the importance of feminism today.


More Myself

by Alicia Keys, Michelle Burford

4.8 (3878 reviews)

What is More Myself about?

"More Myself: A Journey" is a captivating memoir co-authored by Alicia Keys and Michelle Burford. This introspective book delves into the life of the renowned musician, exploring her personal and professional journey. From her humble beginnings in New York City to her rise to fame, Keys shares her triumphs, struggles, and the lessons she learned along the way. With raw honesty and vulnerability, this memoir offers readers an intimate glimpse into the life of a true artist.

Who should read More Myself

  • Fans of Alicia Keys who want to delve deeper into her personal journey.

  • Individuals seeking inspiration and empowerment through personal growth stories.

  • Music enthusiasts interested in the behind-the-scenes life of a successful artist.


Act Like a Lady

by Keltie Knight, Becca Tobin, Jac Vanek

4.8 (1444 reviews)

What is Act Like a Lady about?

"Act Like a Lady" is a hilarious and unfiltered collection of stories and advice from three bold and audacious women. Keltie Knight, Becca Tobin, and Jac Vanek share their personal experiences, embarrassing moments, and unconventional opinions on love, relationships, and life. With a mix of humor and honesty, this book offers a refreshing and empowering perspective on navigating the challenges of womanhood in a world that often expects conformity.

Who should read Act Like a Lady

  • Women seeking a humorous and relatable take on modern dating.

  • Fans of the authors' podcasts and pop culture commentary.

  • Anyone looking for a lighthearted and entertaining read about love and relationships.


Bringing Up Bébé

by Pamela Druckerman

4.7 (4487 reviews)

What is Bringing Up Bébé about?

In this insightful book, an American mother embarks on a journey to uncover the secrets of French parenting. Through her observations and interviews with French parents, she discovers a different approach to raising children that emphasizes discipline, independence, and self-control. With humor and wit, the author explores the cultural differences and challenges traditional American parenting norms, offering valuable insights and practical tips for raising well-behaved and confident children.

Who should read Bringing Up Bébé

  • American parents seeking insights into French parenting techniques.

  • Expectant mothers looking for alternative parenting approaches.

  • Anyone interested in cross-cultural parenting and child-rearing practices.


You Got Anything Stronger? Stories

by Gabrielle Union

4.7 (1868 reviews)

What is You Got Anything Stronger? Stories about?

In this captivating collection of stories, Gabrielle Union takes readers on a heartfelt and honest journey through her life. From navigating the complexities of love and relationships to confronting the challenges of motherhood and fame, Union's raw and vulnerable storytelling leaves no stone unturned. With wit, wisdom, and a touch of humor, "You Got Anything Stronger?" offers a powerful exploration of resilience, growth, and the strength found within.

Who should read You Got Anything Stronger? Stories

  • Fans of Gabrielle Union's previous works and memoirs.

  • Individuals seeking empowering and relatable personal stories.

  • Those interested in exploring themes of resilience and self-discovery.


For The Love

by Jen Hatmaker

4.6 (1879 reviews)

What is For The Love about?

In this thought-provoking book, the author challenges the societal pressures and expectations that often leave us feeling overwhelmed and inadequate. With humor and vulnerability, she shares her personal journey of embracing grace and letting go of the need for perfection. Through relatable stories and practical insights, Hatmaker encourages readers to find freedom in embracing their true selves and living a life rooted in love and acceptance.

Who should read For The Love

  • Individuals seeking to break free from societal expectations and embrace grace.

  • Women struggling with perfectionism and the pressure to meet impossible standards.

  • Christians looking for a fresh perspective on living a grace-filled life.



by Gisele Bundchen

4.6 (1727 reviews)

What is Lessons about?

In this captivating memoir, a renowned supermodel shares her journey towards finding purpose and fulfillment. Gisele Bundchen takes readers through her life's lessons, from her humble beginnings in Brazil to becoming a global icon. With honesty and vulnerability, she reflects on her personal struggles, triumphs, and the values that have shaped her. This inspiring narrative offers valuable insights into embracing one's true self and living a meaningful life.

Who should read Lessons

  • Fans of Gisele Bundchen who want to learn about her life journey.

  • Individuals seeking inspiration and guidance for finding purpose in life.

  • Those interested in the fashion industry and the world of modeling.



by Stephanie Land

4.4 (11169 reviews)

What is Maid about?

In this powerful memoir, Stephanie Land shares her journey as a single mother struggling to make ends meet while working as a maid. With raw honesty, she exposes the harsh reality of poverty, the challenges of navigating the welfare system, and the determination it takes to provide for her daughter. Through her compelling storytelling, Land sheds light on the often overlooked lives of those working tirelessly behind the scenes, offering a poignant exploration of resilience and the pursuit of a better life.

Who should read Maid

  • Individuals interested in understanding the struggles of low-income working mothers.

  • Social workers and policymakers seeking insights into poverty and inequality.

  • Anyone looking for a compelling memoir about resilience and determination.


All Joy and No Fun

by Jennifer Seniors

4.4 (522 reviews)

What is All Joy and No Fun about?

In this thought-provoking book, Jennifer Seniors explores the complex and contradictory nature of modern parenting. Through extensive research and personal anecdotes, she delves into the challenges and joys that parents face in raising children in today's society. Seniors examines the shifting dynamics of family life, the impact of technology, and the pressures of balancing work and parenting. Ultimately, she offers a fresh perspective on the paradoxical nature of parenting, highlighting the importance of finding joy amidst the chaos.

Who should read All Joy and No Fun

  • Parents seeking to understand the challenges of modern parenting.

  • Psychologists and researchers interested in the effects of parenting.

  • Individuals considering starting a family and want insight into parenthood.


The Sh*t No One Tells You

by Dawn Dais

4.3 (350 reviews)

What is The Sh*t No One Tells You about?

In this humorous and honest guide, the author shares her personal experiences and offers practical advice on navigating the challenges of a baby's first year. From sleepless nights to diaper disasters, Dais covers it all, providing new parents with a refreshing and relatable perspective. With a touch of sarcasm and a lot of empathy, this book is a must-read survival guide for anyone embarking on the journey of parenthood.

Who should read The Sh*t No One Tells You

  • Expectant parents seeking honest and practical advice for their journey.

  • New parents looking for a humorous and relatable survival guide.

  • Anyone interested in gaining insights into the realities of parenthood.


The No-Cry Sleep Solution

by Elizabeth Pantley

4 (2464 reviews)

What is The No-Cry Sleep Solution about?

"The No-Cry Sleep Solution" offers a gentle and effective approach to help parents solve their child's sleep problems without resorting to crying it out. Written by a renowned parenting expert, this book provides practical strategies, tips, and techniques to create a peaceful bedtime routine, establish healthy sleep habits, and address common sleep challenges. With empathy and understanding, the author empowers parents to guide their children towards restful nights and happier mornings.

Who should read The No-Cry Sleep Solution

  • New parents struggling with their baby's sleep patterns.

  • Sleep-deprived parents seeking gentle sleep training methods.

  • Individuals interested in understanding and improving infant sleep.



by Laura Clery

What is Idiots about?

"Idiots: Marriage, Motherhood, Milk, and Mistakes" is a hilarious and heartfelt memoir that takes readers on a rollercoaster journey through Laura Clery's life. From her wild and unconventional marriage to her unexpected path to motherhood, Clery shares her relatable and often outrageous experiences with raw honesty. With a dash of self-deprecating humor, this book explores the ups and downs of life, reminding us that even in our most idiotic moments, there is always room for growth and laughter.

Who should read Idiots

  • Anyone seeking a hilarious and relatable take on marriage and motherhood.

  • Fans of Laura Clery's comedic style and personal storytelling.

  • Individuals looking for a light-hearted and entertaining memoir.


The Three Mothers

by Anna Malaika Tubbs

What is The Three Mothers about?

"The Three Mothers" explores the remarkable lives and legacies of Alberta King, Louise Little, and Berdis Baldwin, the mothers of Martin Luther King Jr., Malcolm X, and James Baldwin respectively. Anna Malaika Tubbs delves into their stories, highlighting their immense influence on their sons' activism and their own contributions to the civil rights movement. This powerful book sheds light on the often overlooked role of these extraordinary women in shaping the course of American history.

Who should read The Three Mothers

  • History enthusiasts interested in the influential role of mothers.

  • Activists seeking to understand the impact of strong maternal figures.

  • Individuals curious about the interconnected lives of civil rights leaders.


Crying in H Mart

by Michelle Zauner

What is Crying in H Mart about?

"Crying in H Mart: A Memoir" is a poignant and heartfelt exploration of grief, identity, and the power of food. Michelle Zauner takes readers on a deeply personal journey as she navigates her Korean-American heritage, her relationship with her mother, and the loss of her mother to cancer. Through vivid storytelling and evocative descriptions of food, Zauner beautifully captures the complexities of love, loss, and the healing power of embracing one's cultural roots.

Who should read Crying in H Mart

  • Fans of memoirs exploring themes of grief and identity.

  • Individuals interested in Korean-American culture and its influence on personal experiences.

  • Music enthusiasts curious about the intersection of art and healing.


Everything I Know About Love

by Dolly Alderton

What is Everything I Know About Love about?

In this heartfelt memoir, a talented writer takes readers on a journey through her experiences with love, friendship, and growing up. With wit and vulnerability, she shares hilarious anecdotes and poignant reflections on dating, heartbreak, and the complexities of modern relationships. From wild nights out to quiet moments of self-discovery, this book is a relatable and honest exploration of love in all its forms.

Who should read Everything I Know About Love

  • Young adults navigating the complexities of modern relationships and love.

  • Fans of humorous and relatable memoirs about love and friendship.

  • Anyone seeking heartfelt insights on love

  • loss

  • and personal growth.