My Mom, the Reader
Top Ten Tuesdays are hosted by The Broke and the Bookish, where we make lists of our top ten books (or something else!) based on that week’s prompt. The topics are provided ahead of time and can be found here. Book links bring you to Goodreads or my review.
This week’s topic is a Mother’s Day Freebie (favorite moms in literature, books about motherhood, best mother/daughter or son relationships, books to buy your mom, worst moms in literature, etc.). This is a tough one! I’m a huuuuge sucker for father-daughter relationships in literature so I don’t keep tabs on the mom-related ones as much for some reason. However, both of my parents are huge readers of various genres. I decided to go with a mom-related reading post – the books she likes to read, maybe some recommendations, and her reading go-tos.
Seriously though. My mom has said this before a lot. She doesn’t care about romance or happily ever afters. She wants murder and mystery and intrigue. Nothing true crime though – all fiction.
On a float in the pool (or next to the pool on the deck, or walking in the pool with the book held up above the water – does this sound familiar?) | My mom and I love being in or around the pool while we read. I’ve spent my whole life doing it thanks to her. She has her float that she calls the “throne.”
On her swinging chair in the yard | This one doesn’t look exactly like hers, but close enough to get the idea. She has one of those swinging lounge chairs that stands on the ground and sits out there with a book.
In the “bowl” chair | We have this chair we always called “the bowl” and it’s such a comfy spot to read. She’ll sit there for hours and read a book… or watch episodes of Friends (can you tell how similar my mom and I are?). I miss that chair and totally need my own someday!
Gillian Flynn | James Patterson | Stuart Woods
As I mentioned, my mom loves creepy books that have murders, mysteries, and thrilling moments. She loves when books can still surprise her since she reads SO many murder mysteries! I know she’s a huge fan of books where you have a nice, long series and you can get to know a specific detective working on cases.
Harry Potter series
My mom doesn’t read or enjoy fantasy usually, so I think the only reason she read HP was because I pressured her nonstop. I remember passing the books to her and my dad over the years! Everyone was on board for some reason. I just love that she read them because I was so annoyingly passionate about them 😉 She totally loved them too, by the way.
My first birthday party | My prom in 2009
So sweet!! Love what you did with the topic today. Love everywhere your mom reads. I need one of those bowl chairs stat!!
Thank you 😀 They’re the BEST.
I love how you included your mom in this post– it’s so sweet! <3 My mom also loves creepy books, although she veers more toward the horror side of things rather than murder mysteries (her favorite author has always been Stephen King). Awesome post! 🙂
Oooh interesting! My mom used to read Stephen King but she got away from the super scary ones and moved to the creepy thrillers instead haha.
This post is so sweet! I’m with your mom – I like serious plot in books! Although I do read more than murder mysteries. 🙂 Glad you got her to read Harry Potter.
Hahah she loves the murder, but definitely serious books in general!
Aw, I love this! My mom also loves mysteries and thrillers– I keep telling her she needs to read Gillian Flynn, but Flynn’s books are a little darker than her usual tastes lean. My mom looooves reading on the beach, since my parents live within walking distance from one. (Also, omg, baby Lauren! So cute!)
hehee thank you <3
YES I know, reading on the beach is the best. My mom thought some were a LITTLE too dark for her in general because she prefers more of the traditional murder mystery. I got her started with GONE GIRL.