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12 Audiobooks Perfect for Mother’s Day Gifting

Break out of your normal Mother’s Day gift routine (our default is flowers, too!) and give the mother in your life the gift of an audiobook! Not only can she relax in bed listening to her favorite book series, but she can have some “me time” anywhere she goes whether she’s running errands or commuting to work.

Nonfiction new and experienced moms will enjoy:

An intimate, powerful, and inspiring memoir by the former First Lady of the United States. Now a #1 New York Times Audiobook Bestseller.

“In a rich, warm timbre, Michelle Obama treats us to reminiscences and reflections on her life as though we were friends seated in her living room.”—AudioFile Earphones Award Winner

“Filled with gentle wisdom, honest revelations, and actionable steps, The Gift of a Happy Mother reminds us that the greatest gift we can give our children is our own contentment. Inspiring, comforting, and wise.” – Susan Stiffelman, author of Parenting Without Power Struggles and Parenting With Presence

“The creator of the iconic cartoon Cathy comes out of retirement to make us laugh, cry, and remind us—with humor and pathos—that yes, we all do stupid things yet live to tell the tale.” —O, The Oprah Magazine

Author: Helen Ellis
Read By: Helen Ellis

“With a voice that’s equal parts Nora Ephron and David Sedaris, this Alabama-raised, NYC-honed author should be your new woman crush…Best of all, Ellis—a woman of spiky, unrepentant complexity—makes the case for living according to no one’s rules but your own.” –Family Circle

Author: Ruth Reichl
Read By: Ruth Reichl

“Like her lively writing, Ruth Reichl’s performance is inviting and engaging. Reichl’s latest memoir is a juicy account of her decade as the editor in chief of the fabled culinary magazine GOURMET. Her fans will be happy to discover that, once again, she narrates her own work, and new listeners are in for a treat.” –AudioFile, Earphones Award Winner

“A magnificent achievement. I cannot remember a book where I cried so often. Brave, insightful, unflinching, funny, sad, triumphant . . . everything.” —Stephen Fry, author of Heroes and More Fool Me

Author: Emily Oster
Read By: Karissa Vacker

Cribsheet is not another call for the end of helicopter parenting or snowplow parenting or whatever kind of parenting is lighting up social media today, and it’s not a call to overthrow medical wisdom; it’s a call for parenting with context, and it’s freeing.” —The Washington Post

Fiction she can get lost in:

Lost Roses is not only a brilliant historical tale, but a love song to all the ways our friendships carry us through the worst of times.” —Lisa Wingate, New York Times bestselling author of Before We Were Yours

A stoner, an Instagram model, a Czech oligarch, and a missing unicorn. Nick Fox and Kate O’Hare have their work cut out for them in their weirdest, wildest adventure yet in this latest entry in the New York Times bestselling series by Janet and Peter Evanovich.

Author: Steven Rowley
Read By: Michael Urie

“Filled with whimsy and warmth, the Lily and the Octopus author’s second novel centers on the complex relationship between a fledgling writer and his fabulous editor, the latter of whom becomes a mentor, friend, and maternal figure. Oh, and she happens to be Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, but that’s Mrs. Onassis to you.” —O, The Oprah Magazine

Author: Polly Rosenwaike
Read By: Various

“Nearly every imaginable experience related to reproduction and new parenthood are the territory of this incisive story collection. Armed with wit, tenderness and candor, Rosenwaike helps obliterate any taboos that may still exist surrounding the tribulations of women’s reproductive lives.” —People

“A beautifully poignant tale, The Last Year of the War explores the complexities of love, friendship, and the fleeting truths of identity. With vividly drawn characters and ever-elegant prose, Meissner highlights a dark, often-overlooked piece of American history. This timely novel will stay with the reader long after its thoughtful, heartwarming conclusion.” —Kristina McMorris, New York Times bestselling author of Sold on a Monday