This post was originally published at Novelicious.com and is now at WritingTipsOasis.com. WritingTipsOasis.com acquired Novelicious.com in June 2022.
Yesterday was Mothering Sunday so here we have ten top books featuring mums!
1. Bad Mothers United by Kate Long – the recently released sequel to The Bad Mother's Handbook which was made into a TV programme with Catherine Tate. It is three years later and we can see how Charlotte, Karen and Nan's lives have evolved.
2. The Celebrity Mother by Deborah Wright – Karina West is a fading celebrity. She needs fulfilment but also to become headline news again, to get the magazine deals. She decides the best way to go about this is through adopting an orphan from India. Told from Karina and ten year old Devika's point of view.
3. Rise and Fall of a Yummy Mummy by Polly Williams – It is six months since former go-getting career girl Amy Crane has given birth and she still looks pregnant. The shock of new motherhood is taking it's toll and the go-getting part of her seems to be lost. Then Alice comes along. She is a Yummy Mummy and is on a mission to make Amy one too.
4. I Don't Know How She Does It by Allison Pearson – Kate Reddy is a high powered city career woman. She is also a mother of two. Guilt, fear, lack of time, bashing up shop bought cakes to make them look like her own in the middle of the night. An exporation of balancing motherhod with a career – recently made into a film with Sarah-Jessica Parker.
5. Wife in the North by Judith O'Reilly – Wife in the North started out as a blog when the author was persuaded to move, from her precious London, up north to Northumberland by her husband. It was the husband's dream to move to Northumberland – but he only comes home from London (where she wants to be) once every few weeks. With two children and a third one on the way the blog is her outlet.
6. Single Mother on the Verge by Maria Roberts – Another book inspired by her blog, Single Mother on the Verge is an account ofa single mum who lives on a council estate in Manchester.
7. The Mummyfesto by Linda Green – this recently released novel is about Sam, Jackie and Anna who campaign to save the local lollypop lady. A reporter asks them is they're then going to stand in the general election. Should they?
8. Secret Life of a Slummy Mummy by Fiona Neill – based on her column in The Times, tells the tale of Lucy with hre husband and three young boys. A former newsnight producer, Lucy now finds herself dealing with school politics, dysfunctional friends and Sexy Domesticated Dad.
9. Mum on the Run by Fiona Gibson – After having three children Laura's body is not the one she once had. At the school sprts day Laura, to her own horror, promises to run in the mum's race, and whilst doing so, spots her husband flirting with another woman. It was a life changing moment and Laura vows to get fit, by running.
10. Any Way You Want Me by Lucy Diamond – Sadie has it all. Partner, children, house. At least that is how it appears. But Sadie is unfullfilled and ends up having an affair.