Hey guys, happy Tuesday!
It’s that time of the week again! Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature hosted over at The Broke and The Bookish, and this week’s theme is:
June 13: Father’s Day related Freebie: Favorite dads in literature, best father/daughter or son relationships, books to buy your dad, worst dads in literature, etc.
I thought I’d go for something fun with this one because I often buy my Dad books for Christmas or his birthday, but he’s not a massive reader and doesn’t end up getting to them until months (or even years!) later. So I thought it’d be fun to choose books I’d buy him if he read more frequently and read a little more fiction! (He’s mostly a non-fiction reader.)
He likes non-fiction history books, so I think he’d enjoy books that blend history and fantasy, as some of these do. But I’d also like to get him reading more books about intersectional feminism and the Black Lives Matter movement.
Are you buying your Dad any books for Father’s Day? Which ones? If you could make your Dad read one book which would it be? Let me know in the comments and link me to your TTT posts!
9 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday: Books I’d Buy My Dad If He Read More Than He Currently Does”
My dad’s a big non-fiction history reader, especially when it comes to the World Wars. I can’t see my dad reading any of the books I do but at least he’s a reader so if I’m stuck on a gift I can always count on a good book haha.
My Dad also loves WW books! (Books on football too.) And I agree; I don’t think my Dad would read some of the books I do (certainly not the manga, graphic novels and literary fiction) but he does enjoy historical fiction, thrillers and mystery novels so perhaps I’ll be able to get him to branch out into more fantasy.
After many years of buying my dad books, I have given up because I’m sick of going to his house and seeing them clearly unread and gathering dust! I will just buy myself a book instead and tell him the happiness I get from that is his present.
I would make him read some Laura Bates though and a book about how great socialism is because he would go BALLISTIC and it would be hilarious.
NB I do actually love my dad. I realise this comment makes me sound like a very mean daughter.
Ahah noooo, I didn’t think for a second that you were being mean! I sometimes feel the same about my Dad; he does read but not very often so sometimes books I get him will go untouched for months. But then when he does read them he invariably enjoys them so I’m always pleased. Ahaha I think my Dad would have a similar reaction to the socialism, but probably not so much the feminism as I’ve been trying to educate him about it bit by bit.
I think my dad would enjoy the Robin Hobb books.
Yes! Seems like her fantasy is pretty accessible to all! 🙂
My dad also prefers nonfiction books or at least historical fiction stories at best lol. I gave him The German Girl by Armando Lucas Correa and so far I’m pretty sure he hasn’t even opened it.
Aww that’s a shame! Maybe give him a nudge to see if he’ll pick it up? If my Dad is taking ages to read a book I’ve bought him I tend to ask him one or twice a week if he’s going to get to it soon. 😉
I’m gonna have to because it is a library book anyway so his time with the book is limited lol