How Lists Are Created
Books make it onto the recommended list when I read a book that I believe moms and daughters will learn something from, find something important to talk about, or have fun reading.
You’ll find reviews for most of the books listed here; just click on the live link to be taken to a specific review. If a book doesn’t have a review, that means it’s been recommended by a club or a librarian, but I have not had a chance to review it.
Most of the book reviews at Mother Daughter Book Club.com have been written by me, Cindy Hudson. If there’s a guest review, it’s identified. Generally, I recommend books that may be widely available in libraries, but there are exceptions, depending on the topic. I check out books for review from the library, buy them at bookstores, and get them from publishers who send me copies to read. I always give my honest opinion regardless of how I obtain books for review.
My reviews focus more on the issues to discuss in mother-daughter book clubs instead of whether or not I liked the book. In my experience, finding a title that everyone likes is rare, and best-liked books don’t always lead to good discussions. My general philosophy is that if the issues are worth discussing and the book is fairly well written, it’s a good book club choice.
The age recommendations are often my own, and they don’t always reflect publisher recommendations.
Books are listed in the following categories:
- Picture books
- Books for 7 and 8 year olds
- Books for 9 and 10 year olds
- Books for 11 through 13 year olds
- Books for ages 14 and up
- Books for adults
- Books for boys
- Favorite authors
- Books to make you laugh out loud