Top Ten Best Mothers In Literature

Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by the wonderful The Broke and The Bookish. This week’s list is a Mother’s Day freebie. I decided to go with some of the best mother’s in literature…so here goes!

Marmee- Mrs March- Little Women- How can you not love her? She cares for her four girls so much and is just a wonderful human being ❤

Molly Weasley- Harry Potter– Adorable woman! I love her feisty spirit and devotion to her family.

Lily Potter- Harry Potter– We don’t read nearly enough about her, but from what we do see, we know that she and James loved Harry immensely.

Rosa Hubermann- The Book Thief– A fierce lady but definitely kind at heart.

Mother- The Railway Children- She cares for her children despite the madness going on with her husband.

Natalie Prior- Divergent– Another woman I adore. She tries to protect her children no matter what.

Rosaleen- The Secret Life of Bees– Rosaleen may not be Lily’s mother, in fact, she’s her maid, but she cares for Lily as if she was her own child.

Ma- Room– Ma does everything she can to protect Jack. She devises a plan for them to escape as she wants the best for Jack!

Marilla- Anne of Green Gables– She may not be mother to Anne by birth, but she’s a wonderful adopted mother despite a rocky start.

Romy’s mum- All The Rage– Romy’s mum and boyfriend are supportive throughout the story. I love reading about carers who are actually there for their children.

What did you pick for your Mother’s Day freebie this week? It may not be Mother’s Day in the U.K. but it’s never the wrong time to celebrate mothers!


Beth and Chrissi do Kid-Lit: Anne of Green Gables


How did I get it?:
I bought it!


Everyone’s favorite redhead, the spunky Anne Shirley, begins her adventures at Green Gables, a farm outside Avonlea, Prince Edward Island. When the freckled girl realizes that the elderly Cuthberts wanted to adopt a boy instead, she begins to try to win them and, consequently, the reader, over.


I vividly remember this being Beth’s favourite book when she was younger. Or one of them… she had many favourites! We’ve always been bookworms. I have to admit, I didn’t read it as a child, so I was excited to see what the fuss was all about. I’m happy to say that I thought Anne of Green Gables was a charming read. I can see why it’s a classic. I can’t believe that it’s over 100 years old. It didn’t feel as dated as some of the books that I read.

Anne of Green Gables centres around Anne Shirley who comes to live with Marilla and Matthew, two siblings that have decided to adopt a boy to help out on their farm. Imagine their shock, when they find red-headed, chatty Anne waiting for them at the station. Anne is certainly a character. She’s witty, fun and probably one of the most intelligent characters that I’ve read about. Matthew is instantly charmed by Anne, as many readers also are too. She barely stops for a breath when she talks. She’s inquisitive and eager to impress and learn. Her imagination is incredible.

With this book, it was the characters that really captured my attention. I instantly adored Anne and loved reading about her life on the farm. It is certainly a book that I could see myself revisiting (…if time wasn’t an issue!)

For Beth’s review please visit her blog HERE

Would I recommend it?:
Of course!

Reading next in the Kid-Lit Challenge (November):
White Fang- Jack London