Good Reads for Dads and Grand Dads

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

  1. John Grisham’s new thriller Camino Island is a perfect summer read.
  2. Franklin Barbecue:  A Meat-Smoking Manifesto speaks for itself, authored by pitmaster and hugely popular Austin Texas restaurant owner.
  3. A Life Well Played:  My Stories by golf legend Arnold Palmer
  4. Need a good chuckle?  David’s Sedaris’ forty year diary Theft by Finding: Diaries(1977-2002) is sure to please.
  5. No is Not Enough:  Resisting the New Shock Politics and Winning the World We need, by Naomi Klein.
  6. Let it Go: Downsizing Your Way to a Richer, Happier Life by Peter Walsh.
  7. Guns, Germs and Steel, The Fates of Human Societies 20th Anniversary Edition by Jared Diamond.
  8. Churchill & Orwell The Fight for Freedom by Thomas E. Ricks.  A dual biography from the left and the right.
  9. 50 Years of Rolling Stone:  The Music, Politics and People that Shaped Our Culture
  10. Atlas Osbcura:  An Explorer’s Guide to the World’s Hidden Wonders  by Joshua Foer

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