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 _________ ….”
- Dads + Grandfathers. He’s a good, old-fashioned dad or grandpa … and who enjoys Westerns, John Wayne … so why not get him Louis L’amour A Man Called Trent and Riders of the Dawn: Fathers Day Gift Set. Bonus, it’s audio …
- 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.
- Action Dad. For the dad who likes to read, either fiction and non-fiction, Lone Survivor: The Eyewitness Account of Operation Redwing and the Lost Heroes of SEAL Team 10 is a spellbinding true story account that reads like fiction. And it’s much more than the real life account of these ambushed Navy Seals too; It brings the story back to the US, where families are affected. (Even this girly reader LOVED this book!). Bonus, the movie starring Mark Wahlberg is out on June 3: Lone Survivor (Blu-ray + DVD + Digital HD with UltraViolet).
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.