My Favorite.. is a weekly meme hosted by Maureen’s Books. In this meme we share every week something we love with each other. Because let’s face it.. The world can be a dark place and it’s time to share something positive. For more info: My Favorite Meme.

There are a lot of great book moms. Some are warm, some strong, some misunderstood, some doing their best in a given situation, but I don’t have many favorites. In all honesty, I tend to avoid books featuring kids, which means I don’t see women characters in their mom roles very often.

It’s been a while since I’ve read Room by Emma Donoghue and it was not one of my favorite books, but Ma deserves a place in the best book moms list. She was kidnapped and raped repeatedly, held captive and had a child, but she loves her son, Jack, with all her heart and does everything she can to help him be happy, learn, play, and eventually escape. I’ll grant you, she’s not perfect, but how could she be?

Who’s your favorite book mom? Join in at Maureen’s Books.


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