The lazy, hazy days of summer are here (or nearly here) and with Father’s Day fast approaching, it’s the perfect time to stock up on a few good books for cottage afternoons or evenings on the deck.
Yes, books are back! After all the hype over e-readers, the best way to unplug and unwind is still with a printed book; it’s easier on the eyes and helps set the stage for a great night’s sleep without exposure to light emitting electronic screens that can interfere with proper rest.
We’ve come up with a few reads fathers, grandfathers, even great-granddads will enjoy; something for the historian, the sports enthusiast, the chef, the music lover and the adventurer. Combine a good book with time spent enjoying family and you’ve got a the makings for a relaxing Father’s Day weekend.
Good Reads for Dad
- John Grisham’s new thriller Camino Island is a perfect summer read.
- Franklin Barbecue: A Meat-Smoking Manifesto speaks for itself, authored by pitmaster and hugely popular Austin Texas restaurant owner.
- A Life Well Played: My Stories by golf legend Arnold Palmer
- Need a good chuckle? David’s Sedaris’ forty year diary Theft by Finding: Diaries(1977-2002) is sure to please.
- No is Not Enough: Resisting the New Shock Politics and Winning the World We need, by Naomi Klein.
- Let it Go: Downsizing Your Way to a Richer, Happier Life by Peter Walsh.
- Guns, Germs and Steel, The Fates of Human Societies 20th Anniversary Edition by Jared Diamond.
- Churchill & Orwell The Fight for Freedom by Thomas E. Ricks. A dual biography from the left and the right.
- 50 Years of Rolling Stone: The Music, Politics and People that Shaped Our Culture
- Atlas Osbcura: An Explorer’s Guide to the World’s Hidden Wonders by Joshua Foer
For these and more father’s day book ideas visit amazon.com by following this link.