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?