Books are always a great gift for the fathers in your life…(except for my dad who has already read everything and my husband who rarely finishes a book anymore…) But for everyone else…here are five recommendations from my own bookcase for Father’s Day gifts:

For someone having Walking Dead withdrawals:World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War by Max Brooks. If he’s seen the movie, don’t worry because the book is totally different. I read this in a graduate literature class, and my husband (a big walking dead fan) picked it up during a previous off-season and loved how it allows the reader to experience an outbreak from multiple perspectives.

For the History Buff: A Short History of Nearly Everything by Bill Bryson. I gave this to my husband at some point and he still annoys me by quoting from it in discussions/arguments.

For the Fisherman: The Longest Silence: A Life in Fishing by Thomas McGuane. I gave this collection of essays on fishing to my dad, and he loved it. It ended up in my bookcase because he passed it on to my husband, who also enjoyed it.

For the Star Wars Fan: How Star Wars Conquered the Universe: The Past, Present, and Future of a Multibillion Dollar Franchise by Chris Taylor. I gave this book to my husband for Christmas, and honestly I’m annoyed it’s still sitting on his shelf, unread thus far. But it gets great reviews as you can see and I think it would be great for a Star Wars fan who loves to read.

For the Baseball Fan: One Shot at Forever: A Small Town, an Unlikely Coach, and a Magical Baseball Season by Chris Ballard. I really can’t leave this “Hoosiers meets Friday Night Lights” book off my list. I love the book, and not only because it is about my own dad as a coach (how cool is that!) , my uncle Mark and several family friends, including the new manager of the Atlanta Braves Brian Snitker, who was on my dad’s team in 1971. This is such a great story! I am biased, of course, but others seem to love it too, just read the reviews!

What books are you planning to give for Father’s Day?



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