14 May Celebrate Mother’s Day with Mom-Coms!
Mothers help keep the family sane, fed, and the world going. Join us in celebrating the mothers in your life with one of the mom-coms below! Mom-coms feature comedic, highly relatable, and realistic depictions of motherhood, perfect for moms. Click on a book title to place a hold on a physical copy through the Evergreen catalog.
Confession of a Domestic Failure, Bunmi Laditan
There are good moms and bad moms, and then there are hot-mess moms. Introducing Ashley Keller, career girl turned stay-at-home mom who’s trying to navigate the world of Pinterest-perfect, Facebook-fantastic, and Instagram-impressive mommies but failing miserably. When Ashley gets the opportunity to participate in the ‘Motherhood Better’ boot camp run by the mommy-blog-empire maven she idolizes, she jumps at the chance to become the perfect mom she’s always wanted to be. But will she fly high or flop?
Wildcat, Amelia Morris
New mother, aspiring writer, and former shopgirl Leanne has lost her way. Struggling with both her grief and the haze of motherhood, it becomes clear that Regina, Leanne’s best friend and the default queen of East Side Los Angeles, might not actually be a friend after all. As Leanne begins to investigate and undermine Regina, she also strikes up an unexpected friendship with the lauded writer Maxine Hunter. Feeling frustrated and invisible next to Regina’s wealth and social standing, Leanne seeks security wherever she can find it, whether that’s by researching whether she should vaccinate her son, listening to the messages she thinks her father is sending from beyond the grave, or holding her own against a petulant student in her creative writing class. Most of all, however, she looks for it within Maxine, who offers Leanne something new.
Little Earthquakes, Jennifer Weiner
This novel centers around four new mothers who must learn to adjust their lives and marriages to deal with the challenges of raising children. Ayinde is a biracial newscaster who moves to Philadelphia after her husband, a star player for the NBA, is traded to the 76ers. She meets Becky, an overweight chef who plays the ‘pregnant or just fat’ game every time she passes a mirror, and Kelly, an overachieving event planner who has her whole life mapped out down to the most minute details, after going into labor at a prenatal yoga class. The three become fast friends and come to rely on each other for everything from burping techniques to intense emotional support. The group grows to include Lia, a semi-famous Hollywood starlet who leaves her husband and returns to Philly after a sudden tragedy.