As Christmas is rolling towards us, some of you more organised mums may have already finished your Christmas shopping.
But if you are like me, you are probably only now starting to think about who you need to buy for and what to get.
Here are some fantastic book ideas for those tricky-to-buy-for women (the mother-in-law perhaps?).
1: Small Great Things - Jodi Picoult
The new release from Jodi is definitely worth waiting for!
Tackling a heavy subject about race and prejudice, head on, is a confronting story of how one White Supremacist family prevents an African-American Nurse from going near their baby.
When something happens to the baby, Ruth is left to defend her actions.Told in typical Jodi Picoult style, with great emotion and intelligence, it really leaves you thinking about your beliefs and actions.Great book. Available here. RRP $32.99
2. Is This my Beautiful Life - Jessica Rowe
Jessica Rowe's memoir is so refreshingly honest, funny, and at times heartbreaking.
It describes her journey through motherhood, post-natal depression and coping with being in the public eye.
It will resonate will mothers who thought they can 'have it all', but find that it isn't what they expected it be. A must-read for anyone who suffers post-natal depression, to learn that it is ok to admit if you need help. Available here. RRP $29.99
3. Two by Two - Nicholas Sparks
You are sure to have heard Nicholas Sparks' stories either from his books or the movies; following on from bestsellers like, The Notebook, The Lucky One and Nights at Rodanthe; comes his latest 'Two by Two'.
This is the story of a man named Russ, who believed he had it all; great family, successful job and a loving home.
Something then changes that turns his world upside down, and he is left caring for his young daughter single-handedly. Knowing that he needs to shelter his daughter from these chages, he embarks on a new journey that will challenge him to find happiness in ways he had never dreamt of before.
Beautifully written, in the typical, can't-put-it-down style you have come to expect from Sparks. Available here. RRP $32.99
Number 4 - Fight Like A Girl - Clementine Ford
Clementine is a fearless feminist, who almost daily fights trolls and misogynists online.
In 'Fight Like A Girl', she puts out a call to arms for all women to rediscover the rage that has been suppressed, and demand for a world in which women have proper equality - not just an illusion of it.
Clementine writes with wit and intelligence that will make you laugh out loud and scream along with her frustration. A powerful, thought provoking read. Available here. RRP $29.99
5 - All for my Children - Sally Faulkner
No doubt you would have heard of the harrowing story of Sally Faulkner.
Her husband refused to return her children, and the Australian and Lebanese Government couldn't do anything to help. So Sally and the Channel 9 news crew from 60 Minutes, flew across the world to try to bring them home. This is her story, that she had to write, so that her children knew she never stopped trying to bring them home.
A gripping true-story, that really amplifies a mother's love and shows the extremes that they will go to for their children. Available here. RRP $35.00