Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Top Ten Tuesday: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly of Book Moms

Hey guys!

It's Top Ten Tuesday by The Broke and The Bookish! Since this past weekend was Mother's Day, this week's TTT is a Mother's Day related freebie. I'm going with some of the best and worst moms in books, so let's jump right in!

The Bad 

Unfortunately, books seem to be really lacking in the good mother department, so there was a big pool to draw from here. 

Both Lo and Lily's mothers were terrible. 

I don't actually remember much about about the mother in this story, other than a general sense of dislike. 

The mother did manage to somewhat redeem herself at the end, but still. 

Cat and her mother's relationship broke my heart on so many occasions, both in good and bad ways. 

While she was definitely supportive and kind to her daughter, I had serious issues with the way she handled things around Eva and her lack of notice in her childhood traumas. 

The Downright Ugly

Oh my god, I wanted to strangle the mother here. Also, this book made me so. damn. uncomfortable.
Ugh, Charley's stepmom. Who else loves to hate that woman, and with good reason?! Every time she had any page time she set my teeth on edge. 
Nothing quite like exploiting your child in the most horrible way.

And The Good

While not the biological mother, Chelsea was such an amazing mom to those kids!

Lake's mother...oh my gosh, I cried so hard in this story. 
Yay for a strong, single mom!


  1. Loved Chelsea and Lake's mother!!! I still need to get to Forbidden!!

  2. Yay for some good ones. I really need to read some of these - like Forbidden. :)

  3. Bad Mothers... not that is something I don't ponder very often. I just read Garden of Small Beginnings, A great read, but the mom was bad. You have to read it and see.

  4. Ugh. I wanted to strangle Charley's stepmom as well. Chelsea was awesome mom!

  5. I've read a lot of bad mothers in books but not too many good ones either *tilts head*

  6. Ooo those nasty Moms...this is a great list of naughty mums.