With Father’s Day coming up this weekend, I thought it would be a great time to recognize some of the amazing dads we encounter in books. I recently did this for Mother’s Day, and found that it was significantly more challenging to find good moms than it is to find good dads. What’s that about?!
1. I’ll Give You the Sun by Jandy Nelson
Goodness I just loved Noah and Jude’s father. He was flawed, but he loved those kids and really redeemed himself in the end. (See my review of this book here!)
2. A Little Princess by Frances Hodgson Burnett
While Sara does have a father in this novel, I think I’m really giving a nod to the father figures in this book that help Miss Sara. They were wonderful.
3. Dark Matter by Blake Crouch
Ummm he basically went through hell trying to get back to his wife and son. He definitely gets recognition for being a devoted dad (and husband)! (See my review here.)
4. Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery
OMG Matthew Cuthbert (Anne’s adopted father) is 100% perfection, and his relationship with Anne could not be cuter. (See my review of this fantastic book here!)
5. Where’d You Go, Bernadette by Maria Semple
Bee’s father in this book is not your typical “amazing father,” but I loved the role he played in this book and the way he showed how much he loved his family.
6. A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman
Almost as much as I adored Ove, I adored his father. Definitely another one who isn’t your stereotypically good dad, but I loved the few times we got to see their relationship. (See my review here.)
7. Twilight by Stephanie Meyer
Don’t you dare even roll your eyes that I put a Twilight book in my list. I LOVED Bella’s dad. He was awkward, out-of-practice, and unsentimental at first, but he really developed wonderfully as a father.
Who are some of your favorite dads in literature?
This prompt was used from “Top Ten Tuesday,” a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish.