Hi guys, time for another Top 5 Wednesday post! I didn’t feel like doing this week’s theme due to not really having much to contribute with. The theme was ‘summer reads’ from the Goodreads group and I can just remember like 1? I really don’t read contemporary (like, very rarely) so I have no books that really makes me think of summer. And because it was recently mother’s day, I thought to do a ‘favorite fictional (book) moms’ theme instead 🙂
5. Ellen from The Pillars Of The Earth by Ken Follett
An awesome mom and an awesome woman, Ellen is not afraid to tell, or demonstrate, to people what she thinks of them. Although I am a bit (very) salty about the instalove Follett wrote her to Tom Builder, I still love her as a character.
4. Ethel Parson/… from Runelight by Joanne Harris
Ethel Parson becomes the (un)official mom to all the aesir and vanir and so on. For example, even though she has no reason to show Loki much care, she scolds the aesir and vanir company when they at a point leave him behind, like a mother scolding her children for being mean to a sibling. But she is also not to be underestimated…
3. Sally Jackson from Percy Jackson and The Olympians by Rick Riordan
(art by Viria)
Sally has gone through hell, even lived with an abusive asshole for over a decade just to ensure her son’s protection. But she still stays strong and positive and always supports her son. But she isn’t all just a mom who drives her son to a battle, but has proven several time to have steel hiding behind the silk.
2. Ronica Vestrit from The Liveship Traders by Robin Hobb
An intelligent and powerful woman who is ready to go through any lengths to protect her family and ensure their safety. She may not be perfect (at first), but her character perfectly executes how we learn as much from our children. Her stubbornness is so strong, that if she were to stare down death, it would blink first.
1. Navani Kholin from The Stormlight Archive by Brandon Sanderson
(art by lalchimiedelideal)
She is beauty, she is grace. She will destroy the conception of the meaninglessness of a woman aged.
An outstanding character, Navani Kholin is the king’s mother who proves that women are more than just the family role they are prescribed. She does really love and care for her children, but she is also a clever politician, a great scholar and proves that you are never too old for romance.