30+ Books You Would Recommend to Your Dad

This giveaway is sponsored by Chronicle Books.

Dads are diverse. Celebrate all their quirks with just the right book this Father’s Day. With books about explorers, history, and geography (Explorers’ Sketchbooks and Atlas of Countries That Don’t Exist), an encyclopedic tome on surfing (A Brief History of Surfing), an intricately illustrated activity book (From Here to There: A Book of Mazes to Wander and Explore), a hilarious homage to the original Star Trek series with an unexpected twist (Star Trek Cats), and a handsome volume that celebrates all they do (The Greatness of Dads), Chronicle Books has you (and your dad) covered.


No two dads are the same but, chances are, there’s a book out there for every one. Maybe it’s fact, maybe fiction–we asked you to tell us what book you would recommend to your dad, and you responded.

Here are 35 of your picks!

The Walk by Richard Paul Evans

Theodore Rex by Edmund Morris

A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles

Leaves of Grass by Walt Whitman

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot

Zero K by Don DeLillo

I Must Say by Martin Short

Ready Player One by Ernest Cline

Salt by Mark Kurlansky

1493 by Charles Mann

The Martian Chronicles by Ray Bradbury

Polska by Laura Edwards

The Eight by Katherine Neville

Throne of Glass series by Sarah J. Maas

The World’s Strongest Librarian by Josh Hanagarne

The Dark Tower Series by Stephen King

Snow Like Ashes by Sara Raasch

Bear Town by Frederick Backman

Cimmaron Rose by James Lee Burke

The Likeness by Tana French

The Princess Bride by William Goldman

We Should All Be Feminists by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck by Mark Manson

The Lottery Rose by Irene Hunt

March by John Lewis

Anything by Candice Millard

Teammate by David Ross

The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien

Hillbilly Elegy by J.D. Vance

Big Russ and Me by Tim Russert

A Deepness in the Sky by Vernor Vinge

Make Me by Lee Child

Grunt by Mary Roach

The Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison

The Fall by Guillermo Del Toro and Chuck Hogan

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