Top Ten Tuesday is an original blog meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. This week’s topic is “Mother’s Day related Freebie: favorite moms in literature, books about motherhood, best mother/daughter or son relationships, books to buy your mom, worst moms in literature, etc. etc.” Having just written for last week’s Top Ten Tuesday post that I’d like to see more mothers in books (and specifically YA fiction), this week I had a hard time coming up with enough literary mothers to fill my list, so I’ve elected to include mother-figures as well and a few non-literary ones just to shake things up a bit.
1. Molly Weasley – Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling
I expect Molly Weasley to be on nearly everyone’s list this week. Besides being an amazing mother to her kids, Molly was also a wonderful mother-figure to Harry.
2. Lisa Carter – The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas
I’d really like to see more parents in contemporary YA novels. Starr’s parents are so supportive and are among my favorite literary parents.
3. Maura Sargent – The Raven Cycle by Maggie Stiefvater
Blue never knew her father, but her mother Maura gave her more than enough love.
4. Marilla Cuthbert – Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery
Marilla was never exactly motherly, but bless this woman for having to put up with Anne Shirley and all her drama.
5. Ari’s Mother – Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Sáenz
I’m totally drawing a blank on Ari’s mother’s name. Is she given one? Someone tell me! Ari and his mother’s scenes were some of my very favorites in this novel.
6. Rachel Morgan – Gallagher Girls by Ally Carter
Cammie Morgan’s mother is all kinds of awesome. She’s a former CIA agent and current headmistress of a secret spy school for girls. What’s not to love?
7. Peg Boggs – Edward Scissorhands
This is one of my favorite movies and Peg has got to be one of the sweetest onscreen mothers ever.
8. Sally Jackson – Percy Jackson and the Olympians by Rick Riordan
I’ve only read the first two books in this series, so I don’t know where this character’s arc goes throughout the series, but she used Medusa’s head to turn her good-for-nothing husband into a statue, so you got to respect her.
9. Claire Glass – The Lynburn Legacy by Sarah Rees Brennan
You know what I like? Flawed characters and Kami’s mother Claire makes a lot of mistakes, but she loves her family and it’s hard to blame her for trying to keep them safe.
10. The Widow – Into the Badlands
I wasn’t sure how I felt about The Widow in the beginning of the first season, but we’re now into season two and I love her so much!!! All the mothers-nay, all the women on this show are incredible in their own way. Why aren’t you watching it?
Who is your favorite literary mother? Do you have a favorite fictional mother from television or the movies? Let me know in the comments and be sure leave a link to your own TTT post, so I can visit.
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