Father’s day is that one day of the year where we celebrate father’s everywhere. Your Father need not be your biological father of course.
A Father just needs to be someone who takes care of you and gives you a father figure in your life. And Father’s day is the perfect time to thank them for everything that they have done for us.
And what better gift to give dear old dad than a good book. Luckily, there are a myriad of books that would be perfect gifts this Father’s Day! Here are 10 Great Books to get your Dad:
By Sir William Scott
An age old classic written by the legendary novelist Sir William Scott. Ivanhoe is a swashbuckling adventure that follows the quest of the young Knight Sir Wilfred of Ivanhoe.
Set in 12th century England, readers are taken on a trip back in time. Through this book, you will be able to see how life was back in medieval day England.
The social classes, the norms and the traditions are all compressed into this wonderful gem of a book. This is concrete proof why Sir William Scott was considered one of the best novelists of his era.
- The Greatest Generation
By Tom Brokaw
The generation of men and women that went through the Second World War are often called the Greatest Generation. This is because no other generation has personified courage and self-sacrifice more than this generation.
This generation went through the great depression and the Second World War and developed a sense of responsibility and work ethic like no other.
And this spirit of self-sacrifice and personal responsibility has been firmly captured in author Tom Brokaw’s book The Greatest Generation. This is a stirring and uplifting read and is a perfect father’s day read.
- The Game of Thrones
By George R.R. Martin
Although there are new books in the Game of Thrones book series, this is where it truly started. This is the book that created a pop-culture phenomena. This is the book that inspired the TV show, and it is a great read indeed.
The Game of Thrones is an incredible combination of political intrigue and High Fantasy and is set in a world where powerful families clamor for the Iron Throne. A scintillating read and great gift for good old dad.
- Mud, Sweat and Tears
By Bear Grylls
Baer Grylls is known as a true blue adventurer. A survivalist and ex-Foreign Legionnaire he made a name for himself as an adventurer and is the star of the Discovery Channel show Man VS Wild.
Through Mud, Sweat and Tears, the author recounts his many adventures, talks candidly about his family life and the struggles he has faced and overcome to become the adventurer he is now.
All in all Blood, Sweat and Tears is an empowering and energetic read for dad on his special day!
By Mary Beard
If Dad is a history buff then this book is a great gift for him. SPQR is a masterful retelling of the Roman Empire.
It tells of its meteoric rise to power, its magnificent golden age, and its sad and slow decline.
Renowned Classicist Mary Bear manages to capture the splendor of Rome from its semi Mythical roots and how it became a civilization that is still revered and imitated to this very day.
- Cinderella Man
By Jeremy Schaap
Cinderella Man recounts the life of James J. Braddock, who lived through the great depression as a talented yet struggling boxer.
Cinderella is much more than a simple retelling of one man’s life though. In truth it chronicles the vibrant heavyweight scene of the early 1900’s.
Jeremy Schaap effectively captures the feel of the times and the many colorful boxers of that era with this classic.
- Les Miserables
By Victor Hugo
Yet another age old classic. Les Miserables is one of the most renowned books in literary history.
Following the life of ex-convict Jean Valjean, the novel encompasses a multitude of concepts like morality, redemption and the importance of human dignity.
A truly introspective read, that captures the hardships of life in 19th Century and the sad living conditions of the poor and downtrodden.
All in all, it is an uplifting read that shows the strength of the human spirit.
- The Road
By Cormac McCarthy
The Road by Cormac McCarthy paints a bleak yet multifaceted picture of a post-apocalyptic world.
The Road shows the hardscrabble life of a father and his son, as they face the realities of a world without hope.
It is a haunting yet illuminating read and is a touching example of how far a Father will go for his children.
The Road is a masterful literary work and a great gift for Dad’s everywhere.
- The Godfather
By Mario Puzo
The ultimate mafia/gangster novel, The Godfather chronicles the lives of the Corleone family as they traverse society’s dark underbelly in search of the American dream. A classic in every way, The Godfather has it all, intrigue, iconic characters and an unmatched sense of realism. It is Author Mario Puzo’s magnus opus and is a perpetually recommended read.
- The Essential Guide to Getting your Book Published: How to Write it, Sell it and Market it… Successfully!
By Arrielle Eckstut and David Henry Sterry
Has your Dad ever wanted to write and publish a book of his very own? If he has then this is the book for him. The Essential Guide to Getting your Book Published is a comprehensive guide on how to publish a book of your very own. It covers a broad range of subjects such as self-publishing services, blogging, eBook publishing and the importance of social media in the book publishing industry.
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