Top 5 Wednesday is a weekly book meme hosted by Sam of Thoughts on Tomes on YouTube. Here is the link for the Goodreads group where you can find the list of topics and such.
This weeks topic is: Favourite Fathers/ Father Figures
1. To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee
To Kill a Mockingbird is one of my favourite books and one other few that I've read multiple times.What always struck me was how kind Atticus was to his children but he was firm. His word was law and they didn't step a toe out of line. He was a kind man in general and took on a case that most wouldn't have wanted yo touch with the a barge pole considering the time period this was set in. A brilliant role model.
Okay, a weird choice I know. Considering he's a violent and psychopathic vampire that nearly kills Claire multiple times. However, on his good days he's incredibly kind and looks after Claire as best as he can. In all honesty the murderous tendencies were exactly his fault, it was the virus/illness thing. Reading this series he was always one of my favourite characters.
Similarly to Myrnin, a weird choice. He can be incredibly mean, is so vulgar and just absolutely mad. Like father like son eh? But he was one of my favourite characters in the series. He was blunt but wise and I loved his sense of humour. There were so many aspects of him that we didn't always get to see. He kept lots of secrets but usually with the best intentions. A great and complex character.
Very much a tough love character. He puts Tom through the ringer and pushes him so hard but in the end it's for his own good and the good of the county. He's very selfless and always puts others before himself. This again is one of my favourite book series. I'm so sad there's no more books to be released in it!
Probably the most patient father/father figure out of the bunch. Sonea is not an easy charge to take care of by any means. She fights back, lashes out and is generally unrully. But Rothen copes with it all and never pushes her to breaking point. He's encouraging but knows when to pull back and allow her time to gather herself.