Father's Day Book List

A Father’s Day Book List Inspired by Dad’s Passions

Our Father’s Day Book List is inspired by Mae West when she famously said, “It’s not the men in your life that matters, it’s the life in your men.” This Father’s Day, why not celebrate the unique “life” in your dad by gifting him a book that speaks to his passions?

Books are the ultimate personalized present. Unlike a generic tie or another mug, a well-chosen book says, “I see you, Dad. I see your interests, your hobbies, your sense of humor (or lack thereof).” It’s a way to connect with him on a deeper level and show you appreciate the man he is.

Here is our Father’s Day Book List – full of ideas to spark your creativity.

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2018 Father's Day Book List

The History Buff

Young Washington by Peter Stark: A fresh perspective on the formative years of America’s first president.

The Guy Who only watches WWII Documentaries:

World War II at Sea: A Global History” by Craig L. Symonds: A comprehensive exploration of the vast naval campaigns of World War II.

The Guy Who Loves Thrills & Suspense

The Kremlin Conspiracy by Joel C. Rosenberg: A gripping thriller set against the backdrop of Cold War espionage.

The Space Dad

Rocket Men: The Epic Story of the First Astronauts” by Robert Kurson: A captivating account of the early days of the space race, filled with fascinating details.

The Socially Conscious

What Truth Sounds Like: Reading Rhetoric to Discern Political Deception, Fraud, and Propaganda” by Michael Eric Dyson: A timely guide to identifying truth and fiction in today’s world, written by a renowned scholar.

The Adventure Seeker

North by Scott Jurek: A captivating memoir by ultramarathon runner Scott Jurek, detailing his incredible physical and mental feats.

The Geek Dad

I Find Your Lack of Faith Disturbing by A.D. Jameson: A surprising and insightful journey through the science fiction, fantasy, and superhero franchises that now dominate pop culture. Walking us through the rise of geekdom from its underground origins to the top of the box office and bestseller lists.

The Film Buff

Caddyshack: The Making of a Hollywood Comedy Classic” by Chris Nashawaty: A behind-the-scenes look at the cult classic comedy film Caddyshack.

The True Crime/ Business Dad

Bad Blood: Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Startup” by John Carreyrou: A gripping account of the rise and fall of Theranos, a fraudulent health technology company.

The Hero Dad

Survive Like a Spy: The Ultimate Guide to Espionage Techniques” by Jason Hanson: A fun and informative guide to practical skills used by real-life spies (perfect for dads who love tinkering and problem-solving).

The Gunslinger

The True Story Of Kill Or Be Killed In The Real Old West by Eva Gillhouse: a book about the life of Frank “Pistol Pete” Eaton, a gunfighter and lawman in the Wild West.

The Stephen King Reader

The Outsider by Stephen King: A chilling mystery by the master of horror, perfect for dads who enjoy a good scare. (For dads who prefer a less scary read, consider historical fiction or another genre he enjoys.)

The most important element? Choose a book that reflects your dad’s unique personality and interests. It’s a gift that shows you care and that you truly “see” the life in him.

More books on our Father’s Day Book List

Happy Father’s Day!

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