Rad Reads

6 must-read mother/daughter books

Happy (upcoming) Mother’s Day to all the fab moms out there—and grandmothers, too! (Mark your calendars: It’s happening Sunday, May 11.)

Mother’s Day is such a fun-filled day, but having a blast with your leading lady is important all year round. That’s why we’re obsessed with these books. They’re perf to read with your mom not only on Mom’s Day, but on the other 364 days of the year, too. Like your own little mother-daughter book club.


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    The Future of Us by Jay Asher and Carolyn Mackler

    Neighbors Emma and Josh used to be BFFs—until things completely fell apart. But there’s a chance they could be brought back together by, what else? The Internet. Your mom will LOL at the mentions of AOL (a huge online software company from the 90s and early 00s) and you’ll be able to seriously relate to all things Facebook in his novel that brings two seemingly separate digital worlds together.

    Grab the book here!

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    Between the Lines by Jodi Pucoult & Samantha Van Leer

    With this book, you and your mom will bond over every single fairy tale aspect—just like the bedtime stories she use to read you when you were a kid. The novel follows Delilah and her quest to free her literary love. You and mom will be turning page after page once you start this book, and, fun fact: it was even written by a mother daughter pair—how perf!

    Grab the book here!

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    Say What You Will by Cammie McGovern

    If you’re a fan of The Fault In Our Stars then you and your mom will want to read this novel together. It tells the tale of a teen girl with cerebral palsy who hires a fellow student with OCD to assist her in her final year of high school. It’s mature enough for mom to love and the unexpected bond between the main characters will make you see others in a whole new light.

    Grab the book here! 

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    Sixteen by Emily Rachelle

    What makes this novel so special is that it’s written by a teenage girl just like you. That’s right, Emilly Rachelle is an ordinary girl who just so happened to publish a book. Sixteen is written in a super unique way that your mom will definitely appreciate. The narrator is Nikki, a sixteen-year-old girl, who is also a mother. No, no. This isn’t an episode of Teen Mom. The story actually jumps back and fourth from 1994, where teenage Nikki narrates, and 2014, where Nikki is now a mother (and goes by Nicole). Your mom will sympathize with the struggles of being a teenager and a mom while you will learn a lot from the eye opening and inciting storyline about teenage love.

    Grab the book here!

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    45 Pounds (More or Less) by Kelly Barson

    This book follows Ann in the weeks before her Aunt Jackie’s wedding. Ann is meant to be a bridesmaid and has decided that in order to do so she must drop 45 pounds (more or less). Ann’s awkwardness will fill both you and your mom with empathy and the book will make you realize that no matter how at ease an individual may seem, they’re probably hiding insecurities underneath the facade. No matter how young or old you are, 45 Pounds (More or Less) serves as a reminder that we’re all perfect just the way we are.

    Grab the book here!

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    Megan’s Way by Melissa Foster

    We all know that sassy saying, “Save the drama for you mama,” but it can definitely be applied to this novel. Megan is a single mother who must deal with the reality that her cancer has returned. But she’s not exactly sure how to break the news to her daughter Olivia. In the midst of all the chaos, Megan ends up pushing Olivia away, and she goes a little bit crazy for her mother’s attention. The tested relationships, as well as friendships, in this book will strengthen the already awesome bond you and your mom have.

    Grab the book here!


by Sydney Adamson | 2/1/2016