Father’s Day is this weekend and if you are still wondering about what to get for him, we have you covered. Here is a list of amazing books that you can present to him as a gift:
How to Build a Boat by Jonathan Gornall
In this touching memoir, aging journalist Gornall reflects on feeling like he missed so many chances as a father. Now in his 50s, he’s been given a second chance to be the dad his daughter Phoebe always needed. So he decides to make her a boat. With woodworking details and the metaphoric precision of H Is for Hawk, this book will please even the finickiest of fatherly readers.
Pops by Michael Chabon
In this short, but impactful collection of essays, Pulitzer Prize-winning author Chabon reflects on fatherhood and identity. Chabon fans may recognize “Little Man,” the author’s viral GQ essay about taking his son to Men’s Fashion Week in Paris. The other new essays in the collection touch on his own relationship with his father, giving his son advice about how to treat women, and baseball.
The Phantom Atlas by Edward Brooke-Hitching
If your dad strives to impress the dinner table with little-known historical facts, he’s sure to love this quirky book. Full of copies of real maps from history, each page highlights mistakes made on those maps—including blunders made by early mapmakers and deliberate lies made by cartographers to manipulate the map reader. Through gorgeous images and fun historical stories about civilizations past, he’ll be sure to find a new story to wow everyone at the next family gathering.
Mastering Homebrew by Randy Mosher
If your dad loves beer, this is the best book you can get him. This handbook covers everything he needs to know about brewing his own beer—from buying the perfect equipment to crafting a flavor that’s all his own.
Dad’s Book of Awesome Science Experiments by Mike Adamick
This book has 30 interactive experiments for Dad to try in the house (or outside if they get too messy). It covers all of the sciences, from chemistry to human anatomy. This is a perfect gift for a father who loves to teach his kids while having fun with them.
Things My Son Needs to Know About the World by Fredrik Backman
Things My Son Needs to Know About the World is a collection of essays on fatherhood from the beloved author of A Man Called Ove. Backman writes to share life in all its humor, complexity, and wonder with his newborn son. What does it take to be a dad? Equal doses of love and laughter will get you through almost anything.