Top Ten Tuesday
Hosted by The Broke and the Bookish
Top Ten Best and Worst Dads in Books
1. Charlie Swan from Twilight by Stephenie Meyer. He’s definitely one of the rare great father figures in YA.
2. Atticus Finch from To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee. The king of literary dads.
3. Arthur Weasley from Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling. He’s not AS great as Molly, but he truly cares about and risks it all for his family.
4. Jean Valjean from Les Miserables by Victor Hugo. One of the best father figures in literature.
5. Michael Lancaster from The Fault in Our Stars by John Green. He’s not as prominent as Frannie, but he’s such a great parent.
1. Tywin Lannister from A Song of Ice and Fire series by George R.R. Martin. I actually liked him as a strategist, but he’s an all around awful father in just about every way.
2. T. Ray from The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd. I’ll never not think of the grit scene when I make grits at home.
3. Mr. Wormwood from Matilda by Roald Dahl. His complete disregard for Matilda and her passions hurts my soul.
4. Jack Torrance from The Shining by Stephen King. While he WAS under the influence and crazed while attempting to kill his son, he’s at the very least way too selfish to be a good dad.
5. Craster from A Song of Ice and Fire series by George R.R. Martin. *cringes* There are no words for the kind of person who sleeps with his many daughters who then produce daughters that he then also sleeps with. And he tosses the sons out as an offering in order to survive beyond the wall. Gross.