There are few better ways to show somebody you care than with a book: we share cherished reads because the author has expressed a feeling or sentiment better than we ever could, recipe books so that we can gather to celebrate together, or memoirs so that we can connect over shared history.
This Mother’s Day, we asked our colleagues which books they’re using to connect with their mothers, maternal figures or other parent figures this year. Here are their thoughtful, heartfelt, and well-reasoned picks.
Love in Colour by Bolu Babalola, chosen by Candy Ikwuwunna, Audience Development Manager
I would want to buy my mother Love in Colour by Bolu Babalola. My biggest wish for my mum is for her to have fun, and spend her time doing things that bring her joy. She’s a huge romcom fan – I feel like everyone should watch a romcom with her, she fully feels every emotion and that in itself is cinema. Babalola’s collection of love stories, inspired by myths around the world, is perfect for someone with such a huge heart!
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