Literary Journey: Books that explore Motherhood

Literary Journey: Books that explore Motherhood



hello welcome to literary life happy mother's day if you're a mom or evany sort so essentially I thought it would be fun to take a look at five books that capture the experience of motherhood from a different vantage point you don't have to be a mom to enjoy these books the interesting thing about them whether or not you are a mom is that they each have a unique story and experience and that is why they're so much fun to read so let's get started I'm really quick though Instagram giveaway going on for us only tonight on my Instagram page I draw the winner after 8 p.m. Central Standard Time it is a page one book subscription so definitely if you haven't already entered hop on over my link is below it's really easy to enter three months one of my favourite subscriptions so I'm really excited to share that okay but let's get started with these books I'm so Amy and Isabel was Elizabeth's trouts debut novel and essentially Amy is 16 years old Isabel's her mom and they live in a small town I forget where but a very small community and have a very tumultuous relationship from the standpoint of I would say it's somewhat amesh but there is a just a well intricately laid woven I don't even know what to call it a rage and love combined and Amy is 16 like I had said so she's trying to come into her own her sexuality and it's just triggering stuff and mom and Isabel that she's not doing fill out with and it the impact the the it shifts back and forth between the vantage points which is really interesting and the impact on their relationship is just stomach wrenching but yet so relatable in some ways and it's just such a well-written story I very complex she's very nuanced Elizabeth start just did a beautiful job of capturing what is a very complex relationship hopefully it doesn't go like this for the majority of mothers of us but there you go II mean Isabella by Elizabeth's trial one very intense experience of being on so the next one I thought would be fun I did only give this book three stars back when I run out which means I liked it I'm not going to say oh this is a mind-blowing book but what makes this book by Carrie Adams the stepmother so interesting is that it shifts perspective between biological mother and ex-wife of the husband who then remarries and the woman he marries who becomes a stepmother so the book shifts between the ex-wife's perspective coping with the loss of her marriage and then having to you know it experience this woman coming into her life because she's married her ex-husband and then the relationship with the children and then it shifts to the stepmoms perspective of having married in to the situation and being a stepmom to these three kids and how the women feel about each other and it's just it's just kind of a fun well done an interesting take on that shift back and forth so I thought that's just an interesting really you know unique experience as well that many people have but a fun kind of way to see both sides in the same story so wanted to recommend the stepmother as well no I wanted to pull in a book afterwards by Rosamund Lupton so this book is about a mother who has a couple children but her teenage daughter the they are at an event at a school and the school catches fire and her teenage daughter is trapped in the fire and is hospitalized and the story itself is about it is a suspense story and trying to uncover if we started this fire and was her daughter a target or was it just she was just in this victim though what makes this story I think from a mother's perspective so particularly powerful is you know she's she's losing in a sense her daughter fears losing her daughter and it's about that love they have for each other and it points in the story it does shift perspectives as well from the daughter who I believe was in a coma in the hospital and then the mother you know who's trying to understand what happened and hoping that her daughter survives so it is just a powerful beautiful story about mother-daughter relationship but it's also set like I said in this kind of suspense mystery which makes it a little bit unique from some of the others I have here so afterwards by Rosamund Lefton okay perhaps you have wondered what is it like to be the mother of a psychopath then I would recommend we need to talk about cabin now this was made into a film if you've seen the film great still read this book this book is amazing so amazing so essentially if you haven't read the book the book is told from the perspective of the mother who's writing letters Karen if they're all to her husband but anyway so its author her perspective but her son has gone to school and killed people and so the book is basically her kind of grappling with that but I was talking about her experience of having births become a mother and then had a child that she couldn't connect to because the child was a psychopath and then just the impact this had on the family they did have a second child and just it's such a powerful powerful powerful story so completely different and hopefully none of you have ever experienced this and nor will hopefully very few people in the world experience this but a unique experience and what does it mean to be a mother of a psychopath and all the challenges that you could potentially face so we need to talk about kevin by Lionel Shriver the last book for you I'm gonna end on a slightly light a lighter note for sure is evergreen tidings from the fog and her stunts but correct me up essentially mrs. Baumgartner and I ever forget her first name but she's like a very affluent mother of two I think she has two children and every year she writes these Christmas letters that I'm announced like how the family's doing and she throws these parties and she's got these she's she's got a sense of what she wants her family to be and how she wants them to katroo themselves to the world around them and it's interesting because it does get into a little bit of her background as you get into the book and why she is the way she is with this but at one of these big Christmas parties things don't go the way she would have scripted them with one of her children and it just leads to all of this um clarity it is so I can't even I was cracking up I loved this main character of this mother even though not saying she's a great mother not saying she would have been the funnest person to perhaps know because she's very opinionated and definitely had her ways but it is a hilarious hilarious read and she was just one of my favorite characters ever so a much lighter note than the other books I read green tidings from the Baum gardeners by Gretchen Anthony just another fun perspective on what it means to be a mom and why we have the expectations we do and though the vision we have for our family and children um so anyway thank you as always for watching I hope that you do um pick up one of these I'd love to hear what you think if you do or if you've already read them of course tell me what you thought um and if you have other recommendations you like to put out there for people on exploring the experience of motherhood from different vantage points pop them below and as always if you are a mother or not you're just enjoying the day pop on some glitter eyeshadow like I did pour yourself a mimosa and go read alright take care happy reading

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