Top 5 Wednesday: Favorite Literary Father Figures

Top Five Wednesdays started on Goodreads back in 2013. At the beginning of every month Sam from ThoughtsOnTomes posts a topic for each Wednesday and bloggers, vloggers and overall book fans are encouraged to respond with their top five.

This week is top five favorite father figures. This one was a little tough, I feel like a lot of young adult books don’t feature fathers or if they do they’re not good fathers. Let me know what you think in the comments!

divergent1. Andrew Prior from Divergent

Tris abandons her family and puts her father’s reputation at risk when she chooses Dauntless instead of Abnegation. Even so, when the time comes her father sacrifices himself for her.

2. Lola’s Fathers from Lola and the Boy Next Door

Lola’s fathers were so cute in this book. Yes they could be a little stern with her, but you could totally tell they cared.

3. Arthur Weasley from the Harry Potter Series 

Just like how I couldn’t exclude Molly from my favorite mothers list, I can’t exclude Arthur from this one. He’s doing everything he can to help wizards better understand mugs, he’s raising seven children, and basically adopts Harry into the Weasley clan.

song of ice and fire4. Ned Stark from A Song of Ice and Fire Series

Ned takes Jon in and loves him even though he’s a bastard. He let’s Arya learn to sword fight even though she’s supposed to be a lady. He’s such a loyal man to his friends and family it’s impossible for him to not be mentioned on this list. I mean his children go to war for him.

5. Mr. Bennet from Pride and Prejudice

I love Mr. Bennet. I think my favorite moment from him is when he tells Elizabeth he will never speak to her again if she marries Mr. Collins. It’s something her mother is trying to force her into and he gives her an out. He may be quiet but you can totally tell he cares about his family.


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