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!

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Ten Characters I Love To Hate

Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by the wonderful The Broke and The Bookish. I got really stuck with the prompt today, so I decided to put my own spin on it and write about ten characters I love to hate!

Bella SwanTwilight– I can’t help but enjoy complaining about Bella. She’s just so dull and moany. I don’t think I ever identified with her when reading Twilight. I don’t think I ever will like her!

Dolores UmbridgeHarry Potter-Ooh, she’s a bad one. I loved hating Umbridge. She made my skin crawl.

VoldemortHarry Potter– He truly is one of my favourite villains. I adore hating him.

Lucius MalfoyHarry Potter– Lucius is a great character to hate. He’s smarmy and irritating.

President SnowThe Hunger Games– As you might have guessed by now, I do love to hate a villain and in The Hunger Games it was President Snow who I loved to hate.

Estella HavishamGreat Expectations– Miss Havisham is a pretty good character to hate as well, but I loved to hare Estella more. Her attitude towards men was despicable and I hated the way she treated Pip!

Amy Dunne Gone Girl– I’m always surprised how strongly I hate Amy. She is one of the best written characters in a thriller. It’s weirdly fun yet equally creepy to be her mind or at least try and understand her.

Amy MarchLittle Women– Amy always irritates me. She’s so selfish. Yet I don’t mind reading about her selfishness.

Daniel CleaverBridget Jones’ Diary– He’s a player. He’s horrible. However he’s fun to read about and I can’t help but love to hate him!

Holden CaulfieldThe Catcher In The Rye-I definitely have a love/hate relationship with Holden Caulfield. I find him insufferable, but at the same time love him for it!

Who made your list this week? Feel free to leave a link to your post and I’ll stop by!

Top Ten Favourite Heroines From Books

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Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by the wonderful The Broke and The Bookish. This week’s list are our Top Ten Favourite Heroines From Books. I have completed a list similar to this before with strong female leads, but I’ve added some new additions since then. So here is my revised list in no particular order…

(Book images go to Goodreads!)

Jo March- Little Women –

Little Women (Little Women, #1)

She doesn’t conform to the ‘usual’ female roles. One of my favourite characters in literature!

Katniss- The Hunger Games-

The Hunger Games (The Hunger Games, #1)

Strong in every possible way!

Tris- Divergent-

Divergent (Divergent, #1)

Definitely her own person. Very headstrong.

Matilda- Matilda by Roald Dahl

Matilda

She faces awful parents and a terrible headteacher. I love the little bookworm that is Matilda!

Skeeter, Aibileen and Minny- The Help

The Help

I absolutely love these ladies from The Help. I especially admire Skeeter for trying to make a difference.

Juliette- Shatter Me trilogy

Shatter Me (Shatter Me, #1)

Juliette’s strength as a person grows so much throughout the series!

*New additions*

Celaena Sardothien- Throne Of Glass-

Throne of Glass (Throne of Glass, #1)

She’s a kick ass book loving character!

June- Legend-

Legend (Legend, #1)

A fiesty and intelligent character!

Poppy Sinclair- Dead Jealous/Dead Silent-

Dead Jealous (Poppy Sinclair, #1)

Likeable and real!

Rowan- Me Since You

Me Since You

A heroine in different ways to others in this list. Strong despite terrible things happening to her.

Who are your favourites? Feel free to leave a link to your posts!

Little Women: Beth and Chrissi Do Kid-Lit

1934

How did I get it?:
I downloaded it free on my Kindle.

Synopsis:

In picturesque nineteenth-century New England, tomboyish Jo, beautiful Meg, fragile Beth, and romantic Amy come of age while their father is off to war.
Thoughts:

I’m going to be honest, Little Women is one of my favourite books of all time. I have re-read it SO many times and every single time that I do read it, I get the warm fuzzies. It’s just comfort literature for me. I can’t remember how old I was when I read this book. I just know that it’s been in my life for a long time! It will always have a special place in my heart. It’s a long book, especially for children’s literature, but it’s never and did never feel too long for me.

Little Women is a story about four young ladies living in New England during the Civil War. Meg, Jo, Beth and Amy don’t have as much money as they used to, but they get by, thanks to their own creativity. They are living with their beloved Marmee while their father is away treating wounded soldiers. The little women meet Laurie, their new next door neighbour. Laurie becomes an important person in each of their lives and likewise for the women in Laurie’s life.

What I love so much about the little women is that they are incredibly self sufficient. The characters that Louisa May Alcott has created are so vibrant. Each one is so different and takes a different life path. Jo March is one of my favourite literary characters. She’s tomboy-ish and an incredibly gifted writer. I love how Louisa May Alcott recognises the importance of family. I really got that community feel from the book. The little women suffer with their father’s absence, illness in the family, lack of money and a death. They come together to cope. I also love how Louisa May Alcott showed the girls cared for others that were needier than themselves. I think they gained a lot of their kind qualities from their Marmee. Marmee is one of the kindest mothers that I’ve ever read in a children’s classic.

Little Women may feel old fashioned, especially to today’s child, but I truly believe it’s an enriching, fantastic read which has stayed with me for so many years. I imagine I will re-read it again in the future. It’s too good not to.

For Beth’s review, please click HERE.

Reading Next for the Beth and Chrissi do Kid-Lit Challenge (April):The Magician’s Nephew- C.S Lewis

Top Ten Best/Worst Movie Adaptations

toptentuesdayIt’s Tuesday again, so it’s time for another Top Ten list. Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by the lovely The Broke and The Bookish, who love making lists. This week’s list is quite hard for me, because I tend to steer clear of movie adaptations because I’m SO worried that they’re going to wreck the book I love.

So… I have decided to share the ones I have watched and liked and then share the ones I’m worried are going to be the worst movie adaptations. I’m hoping that if you’ve watched them and enjoyed them I will too.

I’ve added trailers to this week’s list, so you can check out the trailer and go on to watch the movie if you feel that way inclined..

Harry Potter- J.K Rowling

I realise for some people, this might be on their worst movie adaptations list, but I think the Harry Potter series as a whole was well adapted to the big screen. Yes, some of them didn’t include all that I’d wanted to see, but I was overall impressed with the adaptations. My favourite out of the series was Harry Potter and The Prisoner of Azkaban.

One Day- David Nicholls

I loved this book. Really loved it. The movie also brought me to tears.

Little Women- Louisa May Alcott (1994 version)

I have a lot of love for this book. I’ve read it so much. I used to watch this movie quite religiously.

Lord Of The Flies-William Golding

I studied this book at school and loved the movie adaptation too.

The next two are two I firmly remember from childhood.

The Witches- Roald Dahl

I used to be terrified of The Grand High Witch in the book and in the movie 😉

Matilda- Roald Dahl

Oh my goodness, I used to watch this ALL the time. I loved Matilda. Mara Wilson was such a great child actress

That’s it! The next four are movies that I’m anxious to watch because I’m worried it’ll ruin my precious memories of the books!

The Other Boleyn Girl- Philippa Gregory

I am obsessed with the Tudors. I really enjoyed Philippa Gregory’s Tudor series and I’m worried the movie will ruin my love of the book!

My Sister’s Keeper- Jodi Picoult

Another one I’m terrified to watch. I’ve heard the movie really changes the book. Noooo.

The Secret Life Of Bees- Sue Monk Kidd

The Secret Life of Bees was a great book. Not sure how well it would be adapted!

The Help- Kathyrn Stockett

I can’t express how much I loved this book. It makes me worried to watch the film. I’ve heard it’s good, I think I just need that confirmed!

Please feel free to leave your links to your best/worst movie adaptation lists and I’ll come by and see what you’ve added. If you’ve watched any of my 4 I’m nervous to watch, please let me know your opinions on them!

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