Father’s Day Gift Guide: Best Books for Dad

Father’s Day is approaching and who can think of a better way to celebrate dad than by giving him a book – and some time to relax by himself. (Of course, Books for Her knows most of the books we review aren’t for dad … but we all have a father figure in our life who deserves some recognition so we’ll step away from our chic lit and romances for a bit to put this together.) Here’s some ideas to get you started:

    • Dad with a Sense of Humor. A humorous read, Sh*t My Dad Says is a hilarious read about real life lessons from author Justin Halpern and his irreverent, un-politically correct dad. Personalize it by adding an anecdote of your own inside the cover.  Something like: Dad, Remember when you ______ . I remembered that story when __________ and I had to decide to _________ ….”

  • Book Dad. For the dad who reads lots and may even read a variety of genres, check out a subscription for Oyster. This new monthly subscription service (note: only available on iPad and iPhones) has more than 500,000 books! For just $9.95 per month, you can get dad unlimited reading. It’s like Netflix for books. Read our full review of Oyster here.


    • The Professional. It’s great for any book lover really, but the Amazon Kindle is the perfect gift for working dads. At an affordable $49 for the Kindle or $99 for the Kindle Paperwhite, you’ll make mom happy with a screen that reads clearly outside, has a crispy clean appearance and is the same height/depth as a pencil. Even if Dad already has a tablet, he may appreciate this smaller designed-for-reading device.


    And sometimes picking out a book for Dad is just too hard … in that case, buy a nice card, write a personal note and include an Amazon Gift Card. We all know it’s the phone calls and personal thank-yous that make dads happiest anyway. Happy Father’s Day to all those fabulous dads out there.

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