Top Ten Tuesday: Favorite Literary Fathers & Father-Figures

Top Ten TuesdayTop Ten Tuesday is an original blog meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. This week’s topic is “Father’s Day related Freebiefavorite dads in literature, best father/daughter or son relationships, books to buy your dad, worst dads in literature, etc. etc.” Am I the only one who seriously struggles when it comes to buying a gift for the old man? My dad is one of those guys who never tells you if he wants anything, so I’m always at a loss. For this week’s topic, I’m sharing some of my favorite fathers and father-figures in fiction. I’d like to note that this list was easier to put together than the Mother’s Day one *side-eyes authors*. Covers are linked to Goodreads.


1. Arthur Weasley from Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling

2. Mo Folchart from Inkheart by Cornelia Funke

3. Mr. Bennet from Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen

4. Hans Hubermann from The Book Thief by Markus Zusak

5. Matthew Cuthbert from Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery


6. Maverick Carter from The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas

7. Atticus Finch from To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

8. Desi’s father in I Believe in a Thing Called Love by Maurene Goo

9. Tom Imura from Rot & Ruin by Jonathan Maberry 

10. Keith Mars from Veronica Mars

Are you a fan of any of these fathers or father-figures? Which fictional father on television is your favorite? Let me know in the comments and be sure leave a link to your own TTT post, so I can visit.

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90 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday: Favorite Literary Fathers & Father-Figures

  1. Oh Mathew Cuthbert – I love him so much which may be mostly influenced by Richard Farnsworth and how he played him on TV. So sweet, he melts my heart. And Veronica and Keith Mars are the best Father-Daughter Duo on television – my absolute favorite!

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  2. I spy some favorites! Added Mr. Bennet and Keith to my list, and should have added Matthew too. Marilla was on my mother’s day list, but I neglected Matthew, the man who had a soft spot for the fiery Anne from the moment he saw her. 🙂

    Glad the father in ‘Thing Called Love’ is a good character. So looking forward to that book. 🙂

    PS: regarding gifts for dad? Nope! You’re not the only one. *sigh*

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    1. Marilla and Matthew made both of my lists and for different reasons. I did not plan to have the dad from I Believe in my list, but I just finished it and he was so wonderful, he knocked one of my original father’s off the list last minute. We need to teach our dads to be more forthcoming.


  3. I would struggle with this week’s prompt. The last book I can recall, and only because I am writing a review for it, is Alistair Grim’s Odd Aquaticum. It’s not a relationship I court for in books. Can you tell I (may) have issues. 🙂 Well done Alicia!

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  4. My dad was super hard to buy for because he would never tell me what he wanted. He’s was always like “I don’t need anything, save your money” lol. I always had to guess! anyway great list. I only really know Mr. Bennet on this list, but Inkheart and Veronica Mars have me curious too!

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  5. Totally agree with you on Arthur Weasley and Hans! One of the reasons the Book Thief made me cry like a baby for days was because of how sweet and kind Hans was to Liesel! 😭

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  6. Lol, that’s exactly why I went a different route with my TTT. I would love to see more great dads in books, especially YA!
    I definitely agree with the first two and the sixth one! I also really like Simon’s dad in Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens agenda.

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  7. *deadpans* My favorite television fictional father is Walter White, because he IS the danger.

    But no seriously, Atticus and Hans and Arthur! All awesome fathers.

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  8. Yes, I completely agree with all of these! 🙂 Arthur Weasley, Hans Hubermann, and Atticus Finch are all such great fathers so I’m so glad to see them in your post. Thanks for sharing and, as always, fabulous choices! ❤

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  9. Maverick Carter is amazing hands down. I love the examples that you chose!
    I’m new to blogging and book reviewing, and I was wondering if you had any tips for newbie bloggers and book reviewers.
    If you have the time, please check out my blog @breenysbooks. I’d love any feedback. Have a wonderful day.

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    1. I loved both of Starr’s parents and I loved how important they were to the story. Welcome to the book blogging community. I’m glad you’ve decided to join us!

      When I first started blogging, it helped to get involved with memes like this one as it introduced me to other bloggers. I also think that taking part in Twitter chats is a great way to interact and find like-minded blogging friends.

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