best bookish mothers

In Honor of This Past Mother’s Day: Best Bookish Mothers

I hope all you mothers were adequately celebrated this past weekend! And if you’re not a mom and/or didn’t celebrate with your mom, hope you had a fantastic weekend! Today I’m choosing some of my favorite bookish moms. Chime in and name some of yours!

1. THE QUEEN OF MOMS: Molly Weasley from the Harry Potter Series

harry potter and the sorcerers stone

2. Mrs. Lancaster in The Fault in Our Stars

the fault in our stars john green

loved loved loved Hazel’s mom in this book. She wasn’t perfect, but that made her all the more wonderful.

3. Ma in Room

room emma donoghue

Another flawed mother, but she did everything she could to get her son out of that situation, and she ultimately succeeded. A really heart-breaking but wonderful mother-son story.

4. Ysabeau de Clermont from The All Souls Trilogy

Ysabeau is one of those bad-ass moms that you want on your side when shit goes down. I LOVED her and her firecracker personality.

5. Ari’s Mom in Aristotle and Dante Discovery the Secrets of the Universe

 Another very flawed, yet brave, mother. She loves and accepts her son for what he is, and you can’t ask for a better mom-move.

End note: After writing this post, I have come to realize how few good mothers there are in books. I had a VERY hard time coming up with five! Most moms in novels are either awful or absent. I guess I should’ve done a post about the worst bookish moms. Would’ve been much easier!

Who are some of your favorite (or least favorite) bookish mothers?

This prompt is from “Top Ten Tuesday,” a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish.

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  1. Great post, a lovely way to celebrate mothers everywhere! This might just be me being stupid, but I never realised that mothers day was at different times of the year for different countries- I presumed everyone had it in March like in the UK! 🙂 🙂

      1. Haha, okay, glad it wasn’t just me that had some kind of mind block 🙂 🙂 In the UK we have it in March, on a Sunday still, and I’m guessing the US has it in May? I feel like maybe the majority of Western countries have it, but I’m not sure? 🙂

  2. I thought about doing my Mother’s day post like this but could otthi k of many good Moms. I think you are right that there is a lack of Mom’s in many books. So I wrote about my Mom’s favourite books. 😀

    And Mrs. Weasley is the queen of mom’s to me too!

    1. I saw a lot of people write about their mom’s favorite books, and I thought that was so clever! I would never have thought about that. I may have to do it next year!

    1. I didn’t read that one! I’m glad there’s another good mom out there in literature, since I had such a hard time finding them! 😀

  3. Molly Weasley and Mrs. Lancaster are two of my favorite fictional mothers, so I’m glad to see them on your list! (Although I honestly doubt there’s a post about the best fictional mothers that Molly’s not on. xD) Thanks for sharing and, as always, fabulous post! <3

    1. haha, thank you! My husband mentioned Mrs. Lancaster, but since I haven’t read those books, I told him it felt like cheating to put her on there. But good to know you agree with him 😀

  4. Great post. I really liked Ma in Room. I don’t agree with all her decisions especially towards the end but I do understand why she made them. Definitely a great mom.

    1. Yes, I agree. She was certainly flawed, but she did what she thought was best for the little boy and at the end of the day, you can’t fault that!