Book Recommendations for Dad

June 19, 2020

Book Recs That a Dad in Your life Might Enjoy!

Text: Book Recs For Dad; Image: a father walks in the surf with a young child (backs to camera)

happy father's day

Celebrating Fathers This Weekend!

Happy Father’s Day!

 

My dad and me as a baby, my dad on a fjord in Norway, my dad and me at my graduation (masters)

My father has been in Heaven for several years now, dying on Father’s Day in 2009.

Text: Dad...Remembering you is easy, I do it every day. Missing you is the heartache that never goes away. Image: a father and young child walk hand in hand (backs to the camera)

If you are fortunate to have your dad in your life this Father’s Day, here are some great bookish ideas for Father’s Day. Titles are Amazon links (links to my reviews are included when available).

*This post contains affiliate Amazon links.

Most of the following titles come directly from my husband (Mr. Reading Ladies). Keep in mind that he was a history major and loves biographies!
First, his lifetime favorites list: 



10 Lifetime Favorites From Mr. Reading Ladies



News of the World by Paulette Jiles
(My Brief Review in this Post)

News of the World by Paulette Jiles (cover) Image: a prairie landscape under a big blue cloud filled sky

 Beartown by Fredrik Backman
(My Brief Review of Beartown in This Post)

Beartown by Fredrik Backman (cover) Image: a small town set against the mountains and kids playing hockey in the foreground

Wait Till Next Year by (Red Sox Baseball Fan) Doris Kearns Goodwin
(My Review Here)

Wait Till Next Year by Doris Kearns Goodwin (cover) Image: an old professional baseball stadium

*Regan An American Journey by Bob Spitz*

Reagan: An American Journey by Bob Spitz (cover) Image: a young Reagan leans against a fence looking ahead and to his right

Franklin and Winston: An Intimate Portrait of an Epic Friendship by Jon Meacham

Franklin and Winston by Jon Meacham (cover) Image: Franklin and Winston sit in chairs on a lawn

  John Quincy Adams by Harlow Giles Unger

John Quincy Adams by Harlow Giles Unger (cover) Image: portrait of Adams

Grant by Ron Chernow
Here’s a review of Grant by a respected reviewer.

Grant by Ron Chernow (cover) Image: portrait of Grant in uniform

Washington: A Life by Ron Chernow

Washington by Ron Chernow (cover) Image: Washington in uniform on a white horse

Amazing Grace: William Wilberforce and the Heroic Campaign to End Slavery

Amazing Grace by Eric Metaxas (cover) Image: portrait of William Wilberforce

Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln by Doris Kearns Goodwin

Team of Rivals by Doris Kearns Goodwin (cover) Image: Lincoln and a group of politicians at a meeting



9 Other Favorites From Mr. Reading Ladies



A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman

A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman (cover) Image: a man with a cat brushing against his legs stands in an open field with his back to the camera

The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry by Rachel Joyce
(My review here)

The Unlikely Pilgrimmage of Harold Fry by Rachel Joyce (cover)

Bonhoeffer: Pastor, Martyr, Prophet, Spy by Eric Metaxas

Bonhoeffer: Pastor, Martyr, Prophet, Spy by Eric Metaxas (cover)

Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI by David  Grann
(My review here)

Killers of the Flower Moon by David Grann (cover) White text over a reddish and dark background

The Warmth of Other Suns by Isabel Wilkerson

The Warmth of Other Suns

Mornings on Horseback and The Pioneers by David McCullough

 

Alexander Hamilton by Ron Chernow

Alexander Hamilton by Ron Chernow (cover) Image: a portrait of Hamilton

The Language of God by Francis S. Collins

Language of God



3 More Recommendations

Mr. Reading Ladies has not yet read the following four titles…these are my recs.



Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson

Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson cover

The River by Peter Heller
(My review here)

The River by Peter Heller (cover) Image: white text over a background of red and dark blue swirly lines

Things My Son Need to Know About The World by Fredrik Backman
(My review here)

Things My Son Needs to Know About the World by Fredrik Backman (cover) Image: text only

Born a Crime by Trevor Noah
(My review here)

Born a Crime by Trevor Noah (cover) Image: a casual Trevor Noah



QOTD:

Are you buying your dad a book for Father’s Day?

Have you read any of the above titles?

Do you have a recommendation to share?



Happy Reading Bookworms!

“Ah, how good it is to be among people who are reading.”
~Rainer Maria Rilke

“I love the world of words, where life and literature connect.”
~Denise J Hughes

“Reading good books ruins you for enjoying bad ones.”
~Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society

“I read because books are a form of transportation, of teaching, and of connection!
Books take us to places we’ve never been, they teach us about our world, and they help us to understand human experience.”
~Madeleine Riley, Top Shelf Text



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