Top 5 Wednesday – Favorite Mothers / Maternal Figures


The last Top Five Wednesday of the month! (Is April really almost over?)  As always, click the link to join the Goodreads group and see the weekly topics!

Top 5 Wednesday Topic: Favorite Mothers/Maternal Figures

little women

1. Marmee in Little Women: Little Women was one of the first “big” books I read when I was young and it holds a special place in my heart. I also love the various film adaptations. I always thought it would be fun to live in the March house.

cheaper by dozen

2. Lillian Gilbreth in Cheaper by the Dozen: If you haven’t read this book, you totally should! It is a true story and nothing like the Steve Martin movie. This book is hilarious and both parents are fun and very intelligent. Fun facts: Lillian received a BA and MA from UC Berkley  in the early 1900s and earned a PhD from Brown. She was also the first female professor at Purdue’s engineering school. AND she raised 12 kids!


3. Marilla Cuthbert in Anne of Green Gables: I LOVE Anne of Green Gables – the books and the movies. Going to Prince Edward Island one day is totally on my bucket list. Marilla is one of my favorite characters and a great mother figure for Anne.


4. Mary Poppins: Does this count as a maternal figure? I’m going to say yes. Who doesn’t want to have Mary Poppins as their nanny?!


5. Mrs. Weasley in Harry Potter: Need I say more?

Who are your favorite literary mothers or maternal figures?


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