15 Incredibly Important Books About Motherhood

Some of the most beloved books about being a mom, according to Goodreads users.

Goodreads recently let BuzzFeed know which books, according to its users, are some of the most popular explorations of different facets of motherhood. Below are 15 of the highest-rated, most-shelved titles — and, perhaps, perfect gifts for mom.

1. The Perfect Mother by Aimee Molloy

2. Secret Daughter by Shilpi Somaya Gowda

3. Dear Ijeawele, or a Feminist Manifesto in Fifteen Suggestions by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

4. The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane by Lisa See

5. The Light Between Oceans by M.L. Stedman

6. Only Child by Rhiannon Navin

7. Mom & Me & Mom by Maya Angelou

8. Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng

9. How Hard Can It Be? by Allison Pearson

10. And Now We Have Everything by Meaghan O'Connell

11. Where'd You Go, Bernadette? by Maria Semple

12. Pachinko by Min Jin Lee

13. Happiness: The Crooked Little Road to Semi-Ever After by Heather Harpham

14. This Is How It Always Is by Laurie Frankel

15. What We Lose by Zinzi Clemmons

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