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I’m pretty sure I inherited my love of reading from my dad. No, he’s not as obsessive as me. But he does like to read. And he completely understands that books are the best possible gift (aside from quality time, of course!).

My dad reads a lot. And he reads fast. When he’s into a book, he devours it.

He’s quite content to go shopping with my mom too, as long as he can chill in the car with his book while she goes from store to store. 🙂

Books are my go to gift for my dad. And with Father’s Day coming up, they’re on my mind. He usually makes it pretty easy for me too – by sending along a list of the new books he wants to read (complete with title, author, and series name).

My dad tends to stick to authors and series that he knows and likes. It helps that the series he reads keep getting new instalments.

Here are Books for Dad (or, a list of books that my dad recently requested):

The Last Mile – Amos Decker Book 2 by David Baldacci

No Man’s Land – John Puller Book 4 by David Baldacci

Night School – Jack Reacher Book 21 by Lee Child (see what I mean about loooong series? Book 24!)

Tom Clancy’s True Faith and Allegiance – Jack Ryan Book 22 by Mark Greaney

Pirate – Fargo Book 8 by Clive Cussler

Odessa Sea –  Dirk Pitt Book 24 by Clive Cussler and Dirk Cussler

The Wrong Side of Goodbye – Harry Bosch Book 21 by Michael Connelly

If you can’t tell, my dad likes thrillers. These were some of the books on his Christmas list last year. He’s likely read them all by now.

For Father’s Day this year, instead of buying my dad a book and sending it to him, I’m going to hold off on a gift until next month. Then I’ll give him a pretty rad gift (if I do say so myself). We’re going on vacation together (first time in four years!) and we’re going to go to the best used bookstore in Hawaii together. Tropical breezes, quality time, and books. It doesn’t get much better than that.

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What books would you buy your dad?

  1. My dad is a non-fiction kind of guy. And when he’s finished a book he downloads it onto my shelf. Anything from the history of feathers to Dietrich Bonhoeffer, I got ’em all. He especially loves genealogy, and South African is even better. He has promised me a book about the west coast Africans who lured European ships to wreck on the shore so they could have white slaves. Now they are doing DNA tests and finding how much European blood is in their veins! It’s called the Sun Burned Queen, but I don’t know the author.

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