Top 5 Wednesday: Favorite Mothers

Hello woooorld! Top 5 Wednesday is a weekly meme created by Lainey at gingerreadslainey (but is now hosted by Sam at Thoughts on Tomes) which features a different theme every week. You can visit the Goodreads group for the topics and other information.

The topic for this week’s Top 5 Wednesday is your favorite motherly figures! I’ve been thinking about this and I realized I only have very few who fits into the favorite category. 😦 But I managed, yaay! So here’s my list:

Abigail Salmon

5. Abigail Salmon, The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold
Abigail is one complicated woman. I met her during a time of distress in her life – her daughter Susie had just been missing, believed to be murdered and their family is devastated over what happened. She had her own way of coping with the loss, though I can’t say I’m with her on that. After all, she had an affair with the officer in charge of her daughter’s case, and left her grieving husband and two children. In the end, she came back after eight years when her husband had a heart attack and never left again.


4. Athena, Percy Jackson and the Olympians Series by Rick Riordan
I’m writing this in hopes that Athena will notice and finally claim me as one of her daughters. (Half-true)  Like most godly parents, Athena is not always physically present for her children but she usually shows concern to demigods, not only to her own, and sometimes helps them in their quests. But don’t you ever get on her wrong side or else she might turn you into a monster (hint: Medusa) My cousins and I always discuss the possibility of us being demigods. If I’d get to chose a godly parent, I’ll probably choose Athena. Now, who wouldn’t want to be a child of the goddess of wisdom?

3. Úrsula Iguarán, One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel García Márquez
I’ve read One Hundred Years of Solitude back in 2012 for a literature class. I don’t remember much, but according to my past self: I like her because she values the relationships of their family members greatly. She does her best to keep the family intact even though they face many challenges. She is always the last thread the keeps the family together even though everything around them is already falling apart. Many things happened and changed in Macondo from the beginning of time but with Ursula around, the family still survived.

Pauline Benetto

2. Pauline Benetto, For One More Day by Mitch Albom
Posey was a very lovely woman, described as being one of the most sought-after girls in their neighborhood. She became divorcee at a young age, having no choice but to raise her two children on her own while ignoring all the judging looks thrown at her. I love how she used to write random notes to Charley, from kindergarten to the day she sent him to college. She’s a very caring, sweet and loving mother who would do anything for her children, despite their lack of appreciation for her.

And of course…

Molly Weasley

1. Molly Weasley, Harry Potter Series by JK Rowling
Now, who doesn’t love this lady? She’s a very warm and kind person in general. Also a very loving, affectionate and caring mother, with the right combination of being strict. She’s always sweet and thoughtful but if you ever misbehave, don’t you ever think you can get away with it (remember that Howler??). It’s hard being a mother of seven children, six of which are boys (including Gred and Forge) but she totally rocks it! And please,


Who are your favorite fictional mothers?



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