Time for another Top 5 Wednesday. Top 5 Wednesday was created by Lainey from gingerreadslainey and is now hosted by Sam from Thoughts on Tomes and if you would like to join, here is the link for the Goodreads group with all the information.
This week’s topic is Top 5 Favorite Mothers/Maternal Figures and I think the reason that Sam picked this topic is because it’s actually quite hard to find in books, specially YA books. So I had to sit down and look through my Goodreads read books to try and find some picks for this topic. Lucky for me I found five!
SO let’s get started!
#5: Hadley’s Mom
from The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight
by Jennifer E. Smith
I don’t think this book mentions the mom’s name and if it does, I don’t remember since I read this last year in February. However, I do remember how supportive and understanding her mom was but at the same time, she was a mom. She didn’t let her daughter do whatever she wanted and put rules and boundaries for her which I appreciate in a contemporary.
#4: Pearl (Yelena’s mom)
from Magic Study
by Maria V. Snyder
Due to circumstances outside of her control, Yelena didn’t have a close relationships with her mother and they reconnect in the second book. I love how their relationship progresses. Even with it’s ups and downs you can tell there’s a lot of love between them and they would do anything for each other.
#3: Alyson (Alyssa’s mom)
by A.G. Howard
You don’t really get to see a lot of the mother/daughter relationship in the first book but in this second book, it really shines through. Both are so similar yet different in many ways. They really work together and love each so much and it’s beautiful!
#2: Emmet’s Mom
from Carry the Ocean
by Heidi Cullinan
Emmet is one of the main characters in this book and he has a form of autism. I loved the relationship he has with his mom. She’s really patient and understanding and open to him being his own person and taking care of himself. There are times when she freaks out a bit like any mother would but she really loves him and tries to put his best interests first.
from the Parasol Protectorate Series
by Gail Carriger
Maybe the most unconventional mother in all of literature history, Alexia isn’t necessarily what you would call maternal. But she has her own way of parenting and you can tell she really loves her child and wants the best for her, whether that’s her opinion or her daughter’s I can’t tell yet haha.
So that’s it for this post! Let me know your favorite mothers/maternal figures. I realize I didn’t actually have that many from the list, not only because there’s not a lot to choose from but also because some are just not that great in general. So send me your recs please! Thanks so much for reading and I’ll see you on my next post!