I love these four books. This wonky combination of fiction, nonfiction, notes from another mom, and correspondence may seem completely unrelated. (But at least the purple color scheme runs throughout.) Clockwise from top left:
The Help If you're a mom, you will need a lot of help. This fictional piece is set in the south and I just love Aibileen. "You is kind, you is smart, you is important."
Paper, by mark Kurlansky. I haven't read this whole book yet, but I love paper. Enough said.
Joyful Mother of Children is a book I read years ago, and I still love it. This is the blog post from a while ago.
Letters by Marjorie Pay Hinckley. I loved reading this collection of correspondence from a woman I admire. Through the years of mothering and grandmothering, she wrote dozens of notes to the people she loved.