It’s Mother’s Day here in the UK, here’s a one-off post to celebrate the best (in my opinion) book Mums! I’ve spread this across all genres as there’s surprisingly few around and it took long enough to rack my brain to come up with these five.
So here we go, best bookish Mums;
O N E – Molly Weasley from Harry Potter series.
Obviously, she is number one. The one that came straight into my mind, already a Mum to seven of her own children, she took Harry under her wing without a second thought and showed him the maternal love he’d been missing out on the last eleven years of his life.
I mean, this woman took on Bellatrix Lestrange and won because she threatened Ginny. Molly is A++
T W O – Catelyn Stark from A Song of Ice and Fire series.
Although (understandably) cold towards Jon, Catelyn did all she could for her children, risking her life, again and again, to keep them alive. She was filled with such love and tenacity. Even in death, she avenged her family.
T H R E E – Jocelyn Fray from The Mortal Instruments series
Whilst her and Clary had a strained relationship at points, for a lot of the series their love was the driving force behind it all. They truly had a deep, caring relationship if it wasn’t Clary looking for her Mum, it was Jocelyn looking out for Clary – she left everything behind to protect Clary.
F O U R – Patty and Nadine from The Upside of Unrequited
They are the coolest Mums in any book I’ve ever read. They give Molly and Cassie quite a lot of free reign whilst also knowing where and when to draw the line. The love they share between them is also adorable. So they both get an entry because they’re both as rad as each other. I love love love this family unit.
F I V E – Mrs Bennett – Pride and Prejudice
Despite the nagging and the fretting and her constant nerves, Mrs Bennett just wants to see her girls looked after, knowing they won’t inherit the estate. She loves her family and just wants to make sure they all end up happily ever after the best way she can. She’s a funny woman but a loving one.
It was so so difficult to come up with five!! Honestly, we need more maternal figures in books. Happy Mother’s Day to my mother; the solid foundation of my life. I adore her more than words can say. And a Happy Mother’s Day to other maternal figures, no matter the label; you are all stars.