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Father’s Day is for the Books

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

Book Cover of Moonlighting Oral History

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

Good Lookin book cover


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

book cover image for surviving remote work

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

Book cover of 418-I Am A Teapot


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

Double Blind Book Image

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

Book cover of A Grownup Guide to Effective Crankiness

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

Harry Harambee's Kenyan Sundowner book cover

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

Tears of Change book cover

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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Bree has a love of books and a passion for sharing stories. As a book blogger, writer and admin of this site, Bree’s goal is to spread the joy of reading with others.

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