Based on having to go in and reformat everything post Blogger to WordPress transfer, it seems as though I once put together a list of memorable or favorite book dads. However as that would have been years ago, hopefully no one here has that good a memory and won’t remember which are repeats even as I work to find new characters, too! Because we all love a novel that features not just good leads but also characters are the best of friends or a strong parent.
When singling out characters, I try to have read the book first, but since I’m not reading right now, I’ll probably break some rules on this list just to add a few more characters and make things interesting. Let’s just jump right on in and meet the characters my digging through books finds. Here we go.
MEMORABLE / FAVORITE BOOK DADS
ALEX from SAFE HAVEN
I have zero idea what I’d think of this novel if I were to read it today (over eight years after I first did), but at the time I remember LOVING this character. That memory is what earns him a place here. Goodreads
MR. BENNET from PRIDE & PREJUDICE
Ok, confession time. I haven’t “met” Mr. Bennet in novel form. But he’s such a laid-back and chill character in each adaptation of Pride and Prejudice that I cannot imagine him being anything but one cool dude in Austen’s words. Goodreads
GARNER BRADFORD from THEN CAME YOU
This is one character who really grows into his role as dad. We meet him as a young father in the novella in Then Came You and see him now and then in each of his daughter’s novels, but really, he sadly didn’t play the role I assumed he might. Goodreads
MR. COVEY from TO ALL THE BOYS I’VE LOVED BEFORE
Always (almost always) love this character. He’s just a gem. GoodreadsA FEW FAVORITE AND FUN DAD BOOK CHARACTERS #BOOKDADS #BOOKFATHERS #GOODBOOKS #READGOODBOOKS #FICTION >>> FEATURES @BECKYWADEWRITER @JENNYHAN @NICOLEDEESE & MORE Click To Tweet
DANIEL from WITHOUT WARNING
I cannot remember specifics of this novel, but looking at my review, I seemed to quite like it. This is a man stepping to raise a child in this scenario (that isn’t his child) and so that angle makes it more interesting as does the character of Riley. Goodreads
CARTER DAVIS from A NEW SHADE OF SUMMER
Another book I don’t recall specifics of (I mean, seriously, it’s been too long since I read these!), but in general I adored the book and I have to believe part of that is either because Carter is GOOD as a dad or he heals the relationship he has with his child and that is never worth nothing. Goodreads
TY PORTER from MEANT TO BE MINE
This is one character who would have absolutely been on my last list! He was always a favorite of mine although many in the Christian fiction reader group didn’t care for him because of his past. I love Christian fiction that features a genuine character who has a bit of mess. Sometimes this doesn’t come across as authentic or real, but author Becky Wade has a way of making Ty a good man even with his past reputation and I respect this. Goodreads
MR. SHIN from THE WAY YOU MAKE ME FEEL
Likened to a kind of Gilmore Girls only with a father and daughter duo, this Maurene Goo novel is super cute and just overall, fun. Plus I love a parent who recognizes they’re a parent and sometimes their kids need to learn a lesson. Goodreads
Off to you, readers! Have you met any of these dudes? Did you like any of them? Which ones would make your list? Who has been the WORST dad you’ve met in a book? Comment all the comments – let’s chat!
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Linking up with That Artsy Reader Girl June 14: Books I Wish Had an Epilogue* (*Obviously went with Book Dads since I cannot remember which novels I really wanted that “extra” story for – though likely there have been plenty through the years!)