T5W: Fathers and Father Figures!


It’s time for Top 5 Wednesdays, a weekly meme created by gingerreadslainey and hosted by Sam @ThoughtsOnTomes. If you want to know more or join as well, just go to the Goodreads group by clicking here. Today is all about our Favourite Fathers and Father Figures! Let’s dive right into it.

Hans Hubermann – The Book Thief

I have definitely a soft spot for people who treat children like their own flesh and blood even if they are not. Hans Hubermann is like a prime example for that and such a major part of Liesel’s journey to true self.

Mr. Garrett – My Life Next Door

My Life Next DoorMr. Garrett is just a really good dad. All his children (and he sure has a lot) love him and he would do everything and anything for them. He’s a real family man!

Taylor’s Dad – Second Chance Summer

Second Chance SummerNow we are at the point where I can’t actually remember the names of the dads … it was bound to happen. Taylor’s relationship with her dad was just so special and got even more intensified because of the circumstances. It was so heartbreaking!

Will’s Stepdad – Claire

Claire (Hart University, #2)Will’s stepdad is actually also his uncle, but he has been there more than his biodad ever was and that’s what counts. He has supported him in his Football career and in life, being a confidant when he needed one.

Mr. Schell – Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close

His father meant so much to Oskar and their relationship was a deep one. Oskar isn’t like other kids and his father never tried to pressure him into anything, instead he found ways to get Oskar out of his shell by embracing who he is.

Honorary mentions:

  • Julian Blackthorn (Lady Midnight)
  • Lola’s dads (Lola and the Boy Next Door)
  • Simon’s dad (Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda)
  • more people that I can’t name because of Spoilers …

Who are some of your favourite father figures in literature? 

32 thoughts on “T5W: Fathers and Father Figures!

      • Wow, I didn’t even think of James! I was thinking more of Dumbledore, Hagrid, Sirius Black, and Arthur Weasley. Add in Lupin for good measure, and you’ve got every male adult Harry’s ever looked up to.
        As for James…dying for your family has to count for something, right?


  1. Mr Hubermann was a fantastic father figure! I loved the way he unflinchingly supported Liesel, it was so adorable 🙂 When I saw this was the topic this week I struggled to even think of five but two that did come to mind were Albus Dumbledore and Sirius Black because they’re both imperfectly perfect and more realistic that way, for me anyway. Great list!

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  2. Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close!! Sometimes I feel I’m the only one who has read it, so it makes me very happy to see it mentioned on your post! I love the relationship between Oskar and his father. I loved the fact he did not try to change his son but did his best to find ways to be close to him and get him to open up to the world.

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  3. Papa ❤ I absolutely loved how nurturing he was of Liesel. Their relationship will always be one of my favourties and I always get so emotional when I think about his fate. 😥
    I would love to read about Mr. and Mrs. Garrett's relationship and how they came together. They're such a strong unit and they're both so supportive of their children and treat Sam and Tim like one of their own.

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  4. I’ve only seen the movie for The Book Thief, but that’s definitely a great pick. Quite stunned by the numerous fathers you were able to recall, they must have been quite astonishing.

    Best part of this post is, without a doubt, ”more people that I can’t name because of Spoilers …”

    You killed me with that one hahahahah 😀

    – Lashaan

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