Can you believe that Father’s Day is this weekend? I can’t! It seems like just last week we were preparing for Mother’s Day… Dads can be difficult to shop for sometimes, especially when it seems like they have already bought everything they want, but books are something you can never have too much of. So if you’re in need of a last minute gift for dad, here’s some books that we promise he’ll love!
Cemetery Road by Greg Isles
Two murders rock the town to its core, threatening the city’s economic future and to shake the foundations of the U.S. Senate. Marshall McEwan left his hometown at eighteen, vowing never to return. But when he discovers that his father is terminally ill, he must return home to face the unfinished business of his past. But by the time Marshall grasps the long-buried truth about his own history, he would give almost anything not to have to face it.
The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle by Stuart Turton
During a dinner party, the daughter of the house, Evelyn Hardcastle, was killed. But Evelyn will not die just once; the day will repeat itself until Aiden identifies the killer. The problem? Each time the day begins again, Aiden wakes up in the body of a different guest and someone is determined to prevent him from escaping. If your dad loves playing detective, then this well-plotted murder mystery is the perfect book for him!
Humans by Tom Phillips
Weaving together history, science, politics and pop culture, Humans offers a panoramic exploration of humankind in all its glory, or lack thereof. It reveals how even the most mundane mistakes can shift the course of civilization as we know it. Lively, wry and brimming with brilliant insight, this unique compendium will offer your dad a fresh take on world history.
The Golden Boy of Crime by Jim Brown
Jim Brown, filmmaker and CBC Radio host, tells the incredible true story of “Red” Ryan, a larger-than-life criminal whose fame and legend were much encouraged by the media. Dubbed “the Jesse James of Canada,” Norman “Red” Ryan was infamous in the 1920s and 1930s until he was gunned down in an attempted robbery in Sarnia, Ontario. He was one of the first Canadians to be granted parole. He was held up by Prime Minister R. B. Bennett as a model of rehabilitation and became a regular guest at Toronto police picnics. But this didn’t stop him from continuing a crime spree on the side. The Golden Boy of Crime is perfect for dads who love true crime!
Agent of Influence by Jason Hanson
This book will appeal to dads who are looking for a competitive leg up, and who entrust the insider secrets of spy practice to take them there. Their ability to communicate in code is practically written into their DNA. Bestselling author Jason Hanson, a former CIA special agent and founder of Spy Escape School, reveals how anyone can use spy tactics for increased success, from learning how to strategically plan your day to mastering the steps you’ll need to embrace challenges and set achievable, personal goals. Using the Agent of Influence, your dad will be able to discover how to use proven spy techniques to bolster his business strategies from self-advocation to selling to interviewing and help him become a more productive, confidant professional or entrepreneur.
Geddy Lee’s Big Beautiful Book of Bass by Geddy Lee
Geddy Lee’s Big Beautiful Book of Bass is written in Geddy’s voice with arts journalist Daniel Richler and photographed by Richard Sibbald. Complete with an index and a graphically designed timeline of the history of the bass, this is the ultimate gift for the consummate collector, musician, Rush fan, or your bass-loving-dad. Featuring over 250 classic basses from Geddy’s extensive collection, dating from the 1950s, this book reveals stories, songs, and the history behind the instrument. It includes insights from Geddy’s trusted bass tech and curator, John “Skully” McIntosh, as well as interviews with John Paul Jones (Led Zeppelin), Adam Clayton (U2), Robert Trujillo (Metallica), and many other great players across the decades of rock and roll.
What books will you be giving your dad for Father’s Day? Let us know in the comments below or on Twitter @SavvyReader.
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