These literary dads are the BEST! | Happy Father’s Day

It’s Father’s Day today! And in honor of that, I decided to take a moment to appreciate all the fictional fathers that we all secretly wish were alive–because no matter how much we love our own fathers, these fathers are pretty great!

Fictional Fathers

Atticus Finch — To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee


Anyone who’s read the books know how much of a great father he is! Kind, honorable and a great role model for his kids. He’s just such a model father!

Arthur Weasley — Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling

Harry Potter series

Ahhhh Arthur Weasley is just such a great father. I’m going to repeat that for pretty much all of these fathers, pretty much, but still. Raising 7 kids, supporting them and doing his best to keep the family going, despite the poor circumstances, Arthur Weasley is great! (And when you compare him to some of the other fathers in the series..)

Mr. Covey — To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han

To All the Boys I've Loved Before

Father to three daughters, with no mother to help, Mr. Covey totally nailed fatherhood in all sense of the word! He was so (wait for it…) yep, great. I’m totally ruining the word with my over-use of it, but shhh. It’s true! He single-handed raised three girls–that’s no easy feat!

Adam and Seth — My Life After Now by Jessica Verdi

My Life After Now

The main character, Lucy, actually has two dads, which I found to be so great (how many times have YOU seen that?)–even more so because they were 100% fabulous and supportive (particularly to Lucy’s situation). They were such great parents, raising and helping out Lucy and just all-around awesome.

Luke Garroway — Mortal Instruments by Cassandra Clare

Mortal Instruments series

Although he has no children of his own, he was a father figure to Clary, so that counts right? With Valentine being.. Valentine, Luke was so great to Clary, caring for her like she was his own. ❤ He wants to protect her, but at the same time he does what he knows is right. Go Luke!

Arthur Avery — Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell


Another single father, he had the task of raising two twins, and it was so nice seeing that connection between him and his daughters (particularly Cath). You could see he really cared about the both of them, and it was great to see that. ❤

Andie’s dad — The Unexpected Everything by Morgan Matson

The Unexpected Everything

Andie and her dad didn’t have the greatest of relationships at first, but as the story progressed they slowly rebuilt their broken relationship, and that was SO AWESOME. Andie’s dad was so great! He really took the time to know Andie afterwards and they had so many great moments. LOVE!

Hazel’s dad — The Fault in Our Stars by John Green

The Fault in Our Stars

I don’t remember much of this story apart from the very big details, but I do remember that Hazel’s dad was definitely not a bad example! He wasn’t a huge part of the story, but I do believe he loved Hazel and supported her. Both Hazel’s parents were really great characters, tbh.

Arisotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Sáenz

Aristotle & Dante

I haven’t actually read this book yet *hides* BUT I do plan on reading it asap! I really want to read it for sure, especially after hearing all the amazing things about it. And apparently it has a great father in it too. So yay!

Wow, that was actually quite difficult, because there are so few I came up with… when it really should be difficult ’cause there are many to choose from! FATHERS SHOULD BE NORMAL, guys. At least for some books. Not just a handful! *sigh*

But either way, what do you think? Are there any fathers I missed? (Probably.) Which of these have you read? Who do you think takes the cake for best fictional father? Let me know your thoughts in the comments!

Until the Next Meal, Analee

Top 10 Tuesday #11 (June 23): Top Ten Literary Fathers

Hi! Time for a TTT post, a meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. I’m a bit frustrated by this post because it was scheduled and supposed to have gone up automatically yesterday, but it didn’t. But oh well. Happy belated Father’s Day everyone! Since the original top ten topic for this week (favorite top ten tuesday topics) didn’t apply to me as before this post I literally just had 10 TTT posts, and since I haven’t exactly posted anything that special for Father’s Day, (which was on June 21st,  I think), I decided to do this week’s topic on Top Ten Literary Fathers! Whew, long sentence, sorry. So, anyway, in no particular order (covers link to Goodreads):

1. Atticus Finch, To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

I think he’s in a lot of great fathers list! He’s a kind man, who strongly believes in equality for everyone, of all races, and is such a great model for his children.

To Kill a Mockingbird_bookcover

2. Sirius Black, Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling

Even though he didn’t have any kids of his own, he’s just such a great father figure to Harry. He just loves Harry, and would die to save him.

Harry Potter Order of the Phoenix_bookcover

3. Arthur Weasley, Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling

Another character from Harry Potter, Arthur Weasley, may not have the most money in the world or come off as exactly a more ordinary wizard, but he doesn’t love his children any less. His love for his family is just simply unconditional and endless, not to mention his love for Harry Potter.

Harry Potter series

4. Arthur Avery, Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell

Cath & Wren’s father does struggle mentally, but still he’s there for his daughters, raising them alone since their mother didn’t want to raise them. He loves his daughters, and would always do anything (within reason) to help them.


5. Luke Garroway, The Mortal Instruments by Cassandra Clare

A surrogate father figure to Clary, Luke had always been a part of her little family of her and Jocelyn. He always helped out, played with Clary, made her laugh, took care of her. And even though he wasn’t officially part of the family, he’s still a great father.

TMI series

6. Daniel, Shadow Falls series by C.C. Hunter

I don’t want to give any spoilers away in case some of you will read this book, so I’ll just say that he stuck around for many, many years to watch over his daughter, and when he left, he never truly did, still helping her out.

Shadow Falls series

7.  Mr. Covey, To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han

Single-handedly raising three girls, Mr. Covey is loving, charming and caring, making sure they’re happy. He’s simply one of the coolest dads ever.

To All the Boys I've Loved Before_bookcover P.S I Still Love You_bookcover

8. Shalom Singer, The Selection by Kiera Cass

Again, no spoilers, but America’s father is a pretty nice guy, who supports America no matter what happens.


9. Mr. Kadam, Tiger’s Curse by Colleen Houck

Mr. Kadam is a great father figure to the main characters in this series, especially to Ren & Kishan, who have been cursed to live as tigers for hundreds of years. When Kelsey comes into the picture, Mr. Kadam is just as supportive of her, and he loves them all very much.

Tigers Saga

10. Mo, Inkheart by Cornelia Funke

Mo is a wonderful father, who loves his daughter Maggie. Having to raise his daughter without her mother had been difficult, and they did a lot of moving around, but Mo’s love for Maggie remains constant, and he always wants to keep her safe.



So there we have it! Top ten fictional fathers that rock! 🙂 Do you agree? Disagree? Let me know in the comments below!

Happy belated father’s day!