I struggle with Father’s Day every single year. The men in my life are impossible to buy gifts for, but I’ve realized: there is one gift that’s not only universal, but personal. It’s also thoughtful and useful, it doesn’t clutter and it never goes bad. Have you guessed what I’m talking about? A book! Or, books! You probably know the guy in your life well enough to know what kinds of books he likes. Court room dramas? Mysteries? Dystopian worlds? Self-improvement? Or maybe he has a softer side and might enjoy some poetic reflection. Whatever your guy likes, we have you covered with Father’s Day Books.
Here are my top Father’s Day Books. These must-reads are recent releases, bestsellers and award-winning books. Your dad will love the thoughtful gesture and that’s what matters most. Bonus: Grab a copy for yourself and you can discuss the books together!
“Moonlighting: An Oral History”
by Scott Ryan
Listen – there is nothing Dad loves more than reminiscing about the good ‘ol days, especially when it comes to classic TV. That’s why Moonlighting: An Oral History is on my Father’s Day gift list. With juicy gossip and new interviews, this book is a dream book for Dad.
“Good Lookin’: A Joe Turner Mystery”
by T.L. Bequette
Dads love a good mystery, especially a crime mystery, so Good Lookin’: A Joe Turner Mystery by TL Bequette is a must-have for Father’s Day. This modern day who-dun-it follows an attorney who defends the most hardened criminals.
“Surviving Remote Work”
by Sharon Koifman
Does your Dad like the idea of keeping things remote, like so many other workers around the world? Does he need help managing his team remotely, or working from home himself? This book is for all the people who’ve been thrust into remote working. Dad might not listen to you about the best software to use, but he might listen to the expert Sharon Koifman, who weaves his own experience into his book, Surviving Remote Work.
“418: I am a Teapot”
by Edgar Scott
This is a book that will send shivers down Dad’s spine—he won’t be able to put it down! 418 is a near future dystopian future where people are plugged into the internet to enjoy a virtual life of bliss, while their actual bodies are being used for brutal and dangerous labor. Pick up a copy for everyone in your life, because I think author Edgar Scott might have just predicted our future. And I’m scared.
“Double Blind: The Icelandic Manuscript Murders”
by Sara Winokur
Dads love mysteries, DNA, solving crimes and snow. Ok, well, at least my Dad loves all those things. Double Blind is crime thriller that keeps the pages flipping until the very end. You and your Dad will love trying to figure out the killer together.
“A Grownup Guide to Effective Crankiness: The Crankatsuris Method”
by Steven Joseph
Does your Dad get cranky? Ok, that’s a silly question, because everyone gets cranky. Might I suggest this hot take on how to deal with bad moods? Author Steven Joseph advises that we manage our crankiness by embracing it, not repressing it. With humor and fun, this is a must read for those that could use a little push in the happy direction, A Grown Up Guide To Effective Crankiness is a must to have on your Father’s Day gift list.
“Harry Harambee’s Kenyan Sundowner: A Novel”
by Gerald Everett Jones
Dads who love political fiction and adventure travel books will love this novel. “A lonely widower from Los Angeles buys a tour package to East Africa on the promise of hookups and parties. What he finds instead are new reasons to live.” I mean, it doesn’t get more interesting than that. Pre-order your dad a copy of Harry Harambee’s Kenyan Sundowner and let him know it’s on its way for Father’s Day!
“Tears of Change: Poems, Reflections and Quotes for a Meaningful Life”
by Debbie A. Monteggia
Do you have a particularly sentimental Dad, one that might be moved by a nice poem? Then this is the gift for your loved one. Tears of Change takes the reader on a journey through everyday life, leading to a deeper appreciation of peace, joy, love and more.
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