My Dad, the Reader
Top Ten Tuesdays are hosted by The Broke and the Bookish, where we make lists of our top ten books (or something else!) based on that week’s prompt. The topics are provided ahead of time and can be found here. Book links bring you to Goodreads or my review.
This week’s topic is a Father’s Day Freebie (favorite dads in literature, best father/daughter or son relationships, books to buy your dad, worst dads in literature, etc.). I wasn’t sure which direction to use last month for the Mother’s Day freebie, but this week was even harder. I’m a huge sucker for father-daughter relationships in books because mine has been very important to me. I ended up going with the same theme I did for Mother’s Day, except about my father this time. He’s a big reader too!
In his recliner | Every night after dinner and before bed, my dad will read and/or watch TV in his recliner. My stepmom has a matching one next to his and does the same thing. They’re fairly busy some nights and weekends because they’re heavily involved with my sister’s school/band stuff, but they always come home to chill in those recliners.
On the breezeway in Maine | They go to Maine multiple times a year for vacation and to see my grammie. My dad always sits in the same chair on the breezeway (three season room) with his book. There are some days where we could spend alllll of our time out there reading together.
Historical Books | James Patterson | Stephen King
My dad reads a lot of mysteries like my mom, but he doesn’t seem to reach for them as much as others. He reads a lot of historical books about presidents, wars, and other relevant people and events. He does do James Patterson even though he doesn’t seem to like him as much as he used to? Stephen King will always be on his list too! I don’t know which one is his favorite but I do remember him talking about the series above.
Wheel of Time series / High Fantasy
I always think of Dad whenever I see this series because it’s one of his favorites. I know a lot of bloggers who like high fantasy have read and enjoyed this one, but I don’t know that I’ll ever get to it! I’ve heard that it’s a lot of description in the beginning, which is okay, but I struggle with fantasy. Either way, he’s a big fan! He also likes Terry Goodkind’s books.
Harry Potter series
It was nice that I was able to keep this in here 😉 I also forced my dad to read Harry Potter when it was first releasing too! The good thing is that it was much easier to convince him. He’s a huge fantasy reader anyways, so I just had to make sure he knew it involved wizards and magic and lots of other good stuff.
Cape Cod vacation, with Dad – Age: Almost 3