11 Books Every Dad Will Love This Father's Day
Are you scratching your head because you aren't sure what to buy your dad for Father's Day? No fear! We rounded up the 11 books that are sure to put a smile on his face and solidify your position as FCF (favorite child forever). From bone-chilling suspense to touching memoirs that will induce emotions in even the most stoic of dads, here is your official father's day gift guide:
For the Dad Who Is Still a Young Hipster:
Paul and Alice's half-sister Eloise is about to get married in a lavish and highly anticipated London ceremony. The caveat? It's a horrendous family event that no one is looking forward to. A delicious cocktail of family drama, flawed (but lovable) characters, and prose that is laced in Ginder's hilarious wit, there is no chance The People We Hate at the Wedding won't be your favorite book this Summer.
For the Dad With a Mystery Soft Spot:
If your dad is a mystery aficionado, chances are he already has a handful of John Grisham titles on his bookshelf. The master of thrills returns with the addictive and adrenaline-inducing story of Camino Island — surrounding a bookstore owner, young novelist, Princeton University, and a multimillion-dollar heist. Yes, that's the recipe for an unforgettable Summer suspense.
For the Dad That Tells White Lies:
A dad pens letters about his family's past to his college-age children, and the stories told are sure to warm every dad's heart this Father's Day. A beautiful, emotional trifecta of bittersweet sadness, waves of happiness and bouts of laughter, the pages of Lying to Children will be cherished by dads, moms, and children alike this Summer.
For the Dad Who Swoons Over David Sedaris:
For the father who can't get enough of David Sedaris, you are going to make his Summer if you gift him with the satirical author's dream release: Theft by Finding. This hugely anticipated book is a collection of Sedaris's personal observations of the world as he introduces readers to a drug-abusing dropout who goes on to become one of the world's funniest people. This one is pure Sedaris and pure satisfaction for this fans.
For the Dad Who Loves an Adrenaline Rush:
Does your dad love mystery, suspense, and the supernatural? Well, congratulations, you just found the Father's Day gift that will steal his heart. Internationally bestselling author John Connolly returns with A Game of Ghosts, a Charlie Parker thriller that includes every palpation-inducing plot element imaginable (criminal empires, mysterious homicides, and sinister hauntings included).
For the Dad Who Loves Fast Food:
Bring your dad's love for the East Coast burger chain to the next level by gifting him with a cookbook that celebrates it (with 70 wonderful, juicy, and irresistible guilty pleasure recipes). A vivid and hands-on celebration of Shake Shack and its journey to fast food stardom, Shake Shack: Recipes & Stories is must have for any dad who wants a few extra tasty tricks up his chef's sleeve.
For the Dad With a Creative Side:
For the dad who has been pining to write his own memoir . . . look no further. A Story That Matters is ultimate biographical blueprint for putting life's story on paper in the dazzling way dad deserves. We vote A Story That Matters the most important event for aspiring writers in 2017.
For the Dad Who Watches Sports Ad Nauseam:
From the founder of The Wall Street Journal's sports section comes one of the most vivid celebrations of history's greatest sports teams and an in-depth profile of the leaders that brought them to the top. For the dad who considers sports an intricate art and pinnacle of human achievement, The Captain Class will make your father geek out this Father's Day — hard.
For the Dad Who Is a Culture Aficionado:
For the dad with a soft spot for political issues who thrives on learning about other cultures, he needs to indulge his imagination in Exit West — one of 2017's most necessary reading experiences. This spectacular tale follows two young people who turn into refugees as their lives are torn apart by civil war. He will be captivated from the first sentence (trust us).
For the Dad Who Is Suffering from a Midlife Crisis:
When former pianist Adam Sharp has a second chance at adventure with an old actress flame from his past, will he take it or settle for his mundane existence? A humbling story of second chances and the truth of taking risks, The Best of Adam Sharp will leave your dad inspired to create his own happiness — no matter which stage of life he's at.
For the Dad Who Causes Family Drama:
For the dad who needs a reminder that your family is actually not the most dysfunctional in the world, it's time for him to devour American Family. This emotionally gripping tale about a gay man who must battle his way to sobriety and convince his ex father-in-law he is worthy of a relationship with his 10-year-old daughter will leave every dad moved. If you want your gift to finally induce your dad to weep in your presence, this might be your chance.