Father’s Day Book Gift List

holiday Jun 17, 2021

Struggling with what to give Dad for Father’s Day? What about a book? Or an audiobook subscription because your dad may be commuting or biking or running or just working in the garage or yard, and he just isn’t inclined to recline and read a book. As we all know, if your dad is a reader, he probably doesn’t often take time to sit down and read but still loves a great story or simply just wants to learn more. And if he’s like my dad, when he reclines in that recliner, he’s soon asleep.

Dads come in different shapes and sizes and colors and intellects, so I’ve provided you with a list that covers a wide variety of genres. 


The Boys in The Boat by Daniel James Brown. Nine Americans and their quest for gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics.

Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand. A WWII story of survival, resilience, and redemption. 

The Forgotten 500 by Gregory Freedman. The most incredible WWII mission to recover more than 500 airmen trapped behind enemy lines.


Lord of The Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien. The greatest adventure tale was ever written. No other writer has created a world as distinct as Middle-earth, complete with its geography, history, languages, and legends.

The Way of Kings by Brandon Sanderson.


Dune by Frank Herbert.  Dune is the story of Paul Atreides, heir to a noble family ruling an inhospitable world where the only of value is the mélange, a drug capable of extending life and enhancing consciousness.

The Martian by Andy Weir. Mark finds himself stranded with no way to signal Earth that he is alive. Drawing on his ingenuity, his engineering skills, and refusal to quit—he confronts one seemingly insurmountable obstacle after another. 


Sh*t My Dad Says by Justin Halpern. Twenty-eight-year-old Justin finds himself living at home with his seventy-three-year-old dad, Sam Halpern. Justin weaves a funny, touching coming-of-age memoir around his father’s best quotes.

Dad is Fat by Jim Gaffigan. This book is sharply observed, explosively funny, and a cry for help from a man who has realized he and his wife are outnumbered in their own home.


The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen Covey. This beloved classic presents a principle-centered approach to life. Covey reveals a step-by-step pathway for living with fairness, integrity, honest, and human dignity.

Atomic Habits by James Clear. An easy and proven way to build good habits and break bad ones. 


The League by John Eisenberg. The epic tale of five owners who shepherded the NFL through tumultuous early decades built the most popular sport in America.

Best Seat In the House by Jack Nicklaus. Jack Nicklaus II shares stories, insights, and lessons he’s learned from his father, the “Golden Bear.”

Give your dad the gift of knowledge, adventure, life experiences, business lessons, pain, and humor. Makes sure you read the books yourself so you can discuss them with dad on that next road trip.

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