Top 5 Wednesday: Mothers/Maternal Figures

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Top 5 Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Sam @ Thoughts on Tomes and created by Lainey @ Ginger Reads Lainey. You can check out the group’s Goodreads page for this month’s topics!

This week’s topic is mother’s and maternal figures which, after a lot of thought, I decided there weren’t very many. Usually in YA the main characters have: either zero parents at all and do everything solo or with other teenagers, just a father figure, or the mother/maternal figure is evil and/or sucks. So there was a shallow pool for me to pick from…..very, very shallow. More of a puddle really.

So thanks to my slim pickings I won’t be elaborating on my picks as much as I usually would, but I’ll still try and include some sort of comment.

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5.) Athena (Percy Jackson & The Olympians)

The Lightning Thief (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, #1)

Athena isn’t exactly a major maternal figure in this series but whenever we do see her I feel like she shows a little more affection with her children (such as Annabeth) than some of the other gods and goddesses.

*shrugs* I just like her and remember what I said about having a shallow pool to select from?

4.) Issa (Daughter of Smoke & Bone)

Daughter of Smoke & Bone (Daughter of Smoke & Bone, #1)

I’m actually half way through “Daughter of Smoke & Bone” so NO SPOILERS PLEASE. Regardless I adored Issa and thought she was a great maternal figure for Karou, she’s always taking care of her and keeping her company.

3.) Miss Peregrine (Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children)

Ok how can I not include Miss Peregrine? She takes care of entire home of children! Plus I LOVE Eva Green and she’ll make a fantastic Miss Peregrine. Look at her! She’s perfect!

2.) Catelyn Stark (A Song of Ice and Fire)

Catelyn Stark is a fierce mom, OK? She would do anything for her children, I mean it, anything. Like grab a knife and slice her fingers all down to the bone or steal dwarfs and hold them hostage. Catelyn Stark is seriously one badass mama.

1.) Molly Weasley (Harry Potter)

I have looked through a couple other Top 5 Wednesday lists today and damn near everyone had Molly Weasley as #1! As she should be! I mean do you see the gif? Do you? Molly Weasley is a badass. You do not fuck with Molly Weasley.

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Who are some of your favorite bookish moms?

Are there any on my list that you love as well?

Is Molly Weasley your #1 pick?

Are there any moms that you like that weren’t included on my list?

Let me know in the comments! Feel free to leave a link to your T5W as well!

The Sassy


11 thoughts on “Top 5 Wednesday: Mothers/Maternal Figures

  1. Chloe McKay April 27, 2016 / 6:51 pm

    I thought of both Issa and Catelyn Stark when doing my T5W but in the end neither of them made into my top 5. Issa almost but when it came to Catelyn I couldn’t get past the whole hating Jon Snow thing. Great choices though!

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    • thesassygeek April 27, 2016 / 6:55 pm

      Thanks! And yes I totally understand you on Catelyn, I didn’t like how she treated Jon Snow either even though she was a little more sympathetic towards him in the show. However I do understand where she’s coming from on it but she’s a good mother to her actual children as well. πŸ™‚

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      • Chloe McKay April 27, 2016 / 7:12 pm

        Yeah she is, I have to agree she is a good mother to her own children πŸ™‚

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  2. luvtoread April 28, 2016 / 4:36 am

    Totally agree with Catelyn Stark! The scene where she fights the intruder sent to kill Bran and slices her hands is one that has stayed with me. That is the image I have of her, and that was the moment I realized that the series was something truly special. She is such a complex character! I love her!

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    • thesassygeek April 29, 2016 / 2:20 pm

      Yay! I’m glad you agree because everything you said is why I love her as well, a lot of people have been saying they don’t like her because of how she treats Jon Snow but hey I picked her because she’s awesome with her own children (which Jon is not). πŸ™‚

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      • luvtoread April 30, 2016 / 2:01 am

        I can see why people don’t like her because of her Jon Snow issues, but that just makes her more of a complex, real character. So, while her treatment of him bothers me, I understand why she treats him like that. I love that GRRM doesn’t write perfect characters.

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      • thesassygeek May 2, 2016 / 9:22 pm

        Everything you just said is like the perfect summary of my thoughts, haha. If she didn’t have issues with Jon Snow she’d be a little too simple of a character for a GRRM book, all of his characters basically need to have that sort of complexity, I mean take a look at all of the other characters in the ASOIAF books every character is imperfect we can’t love everything about them and same goes for Catelyn. πŸ™‚

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  3. Erika April 28, 2016 / 12:17 pm

    Omg i forgot about Issa! But I agree! :3
    Except for the Catelyn part and also because of how she treated Jon.

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    • thesassygeek April 29, 2016 / 2:21 pm

      Issa is amazing, haha.:) I only picked Catelyn because I think she’s a great mother to her own children which Jon Snow isn’t but I agree that she treated him very unfairly.


  4. peculiarb April 29, 2016 / 9:53 pm

    Great list! I’ve only read about half of A Game of Thrones so I’ve only gotten a glimpse into how fierce book!Catelyn is, but she is such a fierce mother in the tv series!


    • thesassygeek November 22, 2016 / 2:32 pm

      Thank you! I’d say Catelyn is definitely fierce in the book series as well, just wait until you get farther into the series! πŸ™‚
      (Sorry for such a late reply, I went through my spam folder and found quite a few comments along with this one that shouldn’t be there!)


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