Top 10 Tuesday: Favorite Book Moms

Hi there! Hope you’re having a great Tuesday and your morning started later than ours.

Welcome back to Top 10 Tuesday hosted by The Broke and the Bookish! This week’s theme is all about Mother’s Day. I really love Mother’s Day because we get to celebrate the wonderful women in our lives. So today I’m sharing some of my favorite mothers and mother figures in literature. Enjoy!

Mrs. Weasley, Harry Potter series // An obvious choice for such a list. Mrs Weasley is loving, protective, and will do anything for her family. Love this lady!

Marilla Cuthbert, Anne of Green Gables // I love Marilla’s transformation and the way she comes to love and care for Anne. She is strong minded and loves fiercely despite her hard exterior.

Marmee March, Little Women // Another favorite literary mother. Marmee is a devoted and hard working mother that keeps her family together and inspires her girls to follow their dreams.

Charlotte Phelan, The Help // Charlotte belongs on this list because of her journey through the novel and her incredible defense of Skeeter and her dreams at the end of it.

Miss Honey, Matilda // Miss Honey is sweet and kind and supportive–everything that Matilda lacks in her own parents. I love that she and Matilda teach each other and build a beautiful new family together.

Mrs. Bennett, Pride and Prejudice // She’s ridiculous and silly and sometimes just plain obnoxious. But you have to love Mrs. Bennett and her high hopes of marriage for her daughters.

Fantine, Les Miserables // Fantine is a beautifully tragic character. It breaks my heart when she gives up Cosette and then sacrifices everything for her. Loving Les Mis in general as well.

Ma Ingalls, Little House on the Prairie series // Ma is a wonderful example of hard work and motherly devotion. She is just a great mom.

Mrs. Dashwood, Sense and Sensibility // Having recently finished this classic, I have a new appreciation for Mrs Dashwood and the ways she defends her daughters and builds a new life for them following her husband’s death is inspiring.

Isabel Pullman, Wonder // I love the way the Pullmans unconditionally love their children and allow them to do hard things. One of my favorite novels!

Who are some of your favorite moms in literature?


37 thoughts on “Top 10 Tuesday: Favorite Book Moms

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      1. mphadventuregirl

        Harry Potter was a series I grew up so I was quite familiar with the Weasly Family.

        I didn’t experience Les Mis at all until December of 2012. So Fantine is much newer in my life.

        There are so many wonderful literature characters whether that is in book, screen, or on stage

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            1. mphadventuregirl

              Les Mis was quite essential to my musical journey and challenge my way of thinking big time to the musical world. I grew up with well happy musicals and thats it.

              Les Mis led to me understanding that tragedy is more than just sad like I once believed. Les Mis was the musical where I actually picked up on heartbreak in the musical world for the first time. Due to heartbreak being introduced, it affected musical emotions forever

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            2. mphadventuregirl

              From my point of view, most musicals are happy while all are joyful. I think it was essential to musicals that I was raised on the happy ones. Due to honestly knowing sad was common due to the happy musicals was essential to what would eventually happen to them through what Les Mis would teach me

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  2. A beautiful list! I completely agree about Molly Weasley and Fantine, even if Fantine’s story is heartbreaking. I would add Lily Mendoza and Soledad Quintana, the parents of Aristotle and Dante from Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe. Those amazing women give me #MomGoals.

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