Book Reading List May 2017


The theme for May is of course,  Mother’s Day. So in celebration this month we will be reading books that focus on not only our mothers but women who teach us to do better. Their love is unconditional and boundaries lines are always blurred. They’ve shown us what is means to put someone else first and have sacrificed to bring the next generation a better life.

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In short, they are the strong protagonists of our lives. Our roles models, who are imperfect but yet the women we aim to become and surround ourselves with. We stand on their shoulders as they forever push us forward and although we may forget, their strength is unequal. So to all the Mothers of the world, Happy Mother’s Day! You are beloved.

BOOK 1  // BOOK 2 

1 . Mother, Can You  Not? by Kate Siegel

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Book Excerpt: There is no one else on the planet who knows where all your emotional landmines are buried and exactly how to get away without tripping them…  When you have a close relationship with your mother, you develop a kind of secret language that only you and she can understand.


2 . Listen To Your Mother by Ann Imig

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Book Excerpt: “Listen to your Mother” it’s a cliche, it’s the fifth amendment. I listen for and seek out the wisdom in my mother’s words. In the glorious moments when my mom-friends and I reprieve from patrolling. When we listen to one another’s truths, and to the experiences we share as women navigating motherhood, daughterhood- and well, peoplehood in general.

Have you read these books? Comment below and tell us about the leading ladies in your life.

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  • Melissa Cruz

    They look fun to read!

    xx, Melissa

  • Monika || Violet Roots

    I haven’t heard of these books but it’s definitely the perfect month to put the focus on mothers and motherhood. The first one sounds like something I can relate to.


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  • Kara Lovska

    Haven’t heard of these books , but they look worth checking out 🙂 !

  • Katherine @ Slightly Savvy

    This looks so cute! I’ve never heard of them but I love the idea of centering your monthly book favorites around Mother’s Day !

    • Britt Mont|The Otherside of 25

      Positive relationships with parents are important so I felt a Mother’s Day theme would be perfect. If you’re interested you should definitely check them out! Thanks for reading 🙂

  • Meg ?

    Havent heard of any of these either, but it looks like ive now got more books to add to my evergrowing list! thanks!

  • Maria Manlangit

    These recommendations sound awesome. Its probably something I’d get into. Mothers day is indeed around the corner and I have yet to figure out if I want anything. I don’t usually and am not big on gifts but books..why not!

  • Linda Libra Loca

    I am a mother to a daughter that wishes she would listen, and a daughter to a mother I never listened to either. Which I regret now, but we have worked it out.
    None of the books I already read, but I like the sound of the first one.

    Linda, Libra, Loca: Beauty, Baby and Backpacking

  • Lauren Lindmark

    Love how you set a mom theme for this month! My mom and I are so close so I think these books are important to read 🙂

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  • vaishali verma

    Fun books to read.

  • WhatWouldVWear

    Hi Britt, thanks for sharing! I haven’t heard of these books before but I want to them read them both! I’m personally close to my mom and I hope my boys will be close to me as well! 🙂
    xoxo, Vanessa

  • Annessa Smith

    I haven’t heard of these but what a fun theme for Mothers’ Day!


  • Diana Vilic

    I love these books! They’re so much fun. If you haven’t read them yet, you might like The Betches books. They’re very humorous.

    xoxo Diana 🙂

  • Out on Catwalk

    These books look like a great read!! <3 Perfect for Mother's day! Thank you so much Britt for sharing! <3 Have a great weekend!

  • steven dela cruz

    For us who needs appreciation for our Mom, ths is defintly a read here! cool stuff!

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