Top 5 Wednesday is exactly what it sounds like; a Top 5, every wednesday. It was created by Ginger reads Lainey and is now hosted by Thoughts on Tomes. The HQ are on the Goodreads Group if you’d like to join !
I had a hard time narrowing them down to just five, so I had to remove
the ones that would probably be popular choices (*cough*Dumbledore*cough*Arthur Weasley*cough* sorry, something stuck in my throat).
I was also wondering the whole time whether animal father figures counted, because I had a few in mind like ones from Warrior Cats series, Iorek from His Dark Materials. In the end I didn’t count them because I had plenty other choices and five is five.
Also, while scrolling through my shelves I thought of the fathers I remember in the books I read, and I chuckled at how some of them would made the top 5 worst father figures, like Voldemort, and Marcus from Divergent O.o
Let’s get started!
🌈Top 5 favorite fictional fathers/father figures !
★ 5. Marie-Laure’s father from All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr
Oooh just remembering this book gives me the desire to reread it. Marie-Laure’s father was so loving, so supportive, so good to her. I don’t want to tell you everything because if you haven’t read this book, I envy you for being able to read it for the first time, and just go pick it up. Please.
★ 4. Gandalf from Lord of the Rings by J.R.R Tolkien
How I love that wizard, all my favorite quotes from LOTR are by him. Except for ‘Not all those who wander are lost.’ Which is from a poem written by Bilbo. But still.
★ 3. The Giver from The Giver by Lois Lowry
A brave man in a scary community. Lonely, but he was like a father to Jonas. He doesn’t disguise the truth, and he does his best to awaken Jonas with minimum psychological damage. As a father figure he’s best at preparing for the world and sharing his clear vision of what’s going on.
★ 2. Brom from The Inheritance Quartet by Christopher Paolini
Now this one makes me sad, because Brom was legendary, yet he lived in shadows, forgotten by everyone. He deserved a ton more than what he got as a life, and what he was to Eragon is poorly described by ‘father figure’, he was so much more than that.
★ 1. Katzcinsky from All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque
*wipes tear* This book. Terribly underrated. The Nazis burned copies of this book because it was against war, and because the author changed his last name from Remark, a german last name, to Remarque which sounded french. That’s not the point though, Kat was my favorite character in the book, because he had an almost magical ability to bring food from who knows where. Can I have that skill, please.
What are some of your favorite fictional father figures ? Or actual fathers, for that matter ? Let me know in the comments !