Top 10 Tuesday: Books To Buy Your Father

*Top Ten Tuesday in an original feature/weekly meme created by The Broke and the Bookish

Hello, everyone and welcome to another themed Top 10 Tuesday post. Today the attention is on your old man, which is kinda cool because we don`t have Father`s Day in Romania. My parents divorced when I was six and even though I have a cool relationship with my mum, my dad was the one that raised me. We have a closed bond and like I said, I think it`s amazing to have a day when you celebrate that. Sadly, my dad`s in Romania, but I always make sure to call him on this day.

Initially, I wanted to write a post about the great father figures in literature, but after a closer inspection, I realised that they aren`t that many. You have Atticus Finch from "To Kill A Mockingbird", who's my literary hero. There`s the amazing Arthur Weasley and the ever-funny Mr Bennet from "Pride and Prejudice". But after that? Blank. This year I have read mostly YA and it`s shocking to see how absent most parents are. Obviously, I could have come up with more names, but the truth is they wouldn't have been memorable characters. So that`s why you are stuck with a recommendation list, which I hope will come in handy. I have divided this post in two, with 4 fiction books and 6 non-fiction ones.

Fiction:
For my fiction recommendations, I have selected mainly epic/ high fantasy. All of these books have spectacular reviews and are action-packed novels that will keep your father on the edge of his seat. If your dad loves a good plot and well-built worlds, you can`t go wrong with Patrick Rothfuss, Brandon Sanderson or Brent Weeks.

On the other hand, classics are always a good idea. While I have selected the complete works of William Shakespeare, you can also go with Charles Dickens or Edgar Allan Poe. The trick is to get a gorgeous edition, like the Barnes and Noble Leatherbound Classics, for example.

Non-Fiction:
My dad is a History major and he even was a high-school teacher for a couple of years. So he`ll probably enjoy anything that has to to with history or politics. But at the end of the day, you don`t need a degree to love reading about these subjects. Biographies are always a great start, as they`re not as tedious as some academic books can be.

Depending on what your dad likes, you could get him a science book. It can be about space or mechanics, it does really matter as long as it`s something that he`s passionate about. Or you could buy him a book about something you`re vocal about and start a conversation from there. For instance, I`m a feminist. I care about climate change and minority rights. Every time I call my dad we get into debates about current social issues and while we`re not always on the same page, I love our banter.

Let me know in the comments if you`ve read any of these or if you have any similar recommendations. As always, don`t forget to leave your blog links so I can check them out.

10 comments :

  1. Very nice list! My dad was never a big reader unfortunately but I like these recommendations just the same! I need to try Brandon Sanderson, and those B&N editions are nice.

    THis Changes Everything looks like one I'd like too. Thanks for sharing!

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    1. I just got the Misborn trilogy from Brandon Sanderson and I can`t wait to start it.

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  2. Thank you for all the recommendations. My father is always a hard person to by for.

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    1. Aren`t they all?:)) I hope this were useful:)

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  3. The Final Empire is a book I recommended to my dad, and he ended up finishing the rest of the series before I did!! I'm trying to get him to read Nevernight at the moment

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    1. I just got the trilogy and hopefully, I`ll start it soon. Had my eyes on Nevernight as well, heard fantastic things about it.

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  4. Do you know what, I've never thought about buying my Dad a book before, I wonder if he would like one. I know he reads a bit but not as much as my mum.

    Corinne x
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    1. For me it`s the opposite, my mum isn`t the reader. But my dad, he`s something else. I think he reads even on the toilet:))

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  5. I haven't read any of your suggestions, my Sister's more into her YA than me so the fiction picks would be perfect for her! I'm into my classics so I have read a lot of Charles Dickens, and I've also got the Shakespeare sets which I need to get round to :) x

    Velvet Blush

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    1. I have read only "Oliver Twist" and "Great Expectations" by Dickens, but I loved both.

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