Find the perfect read for Dad this Father's Day. (Photo: DaniloAndjus, Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Father’s Day is coming up and, as always, Dad is a tough one to shop for. There is always the tried-and-true necktie, but do dads even wear ties anymore? How about showing Dad how well you know him by giving him a gift that piques is curiosity and indulges his interests.
We’ve rounded up some recent best-selling titles from USA TODAY’s Best-Selling Books list that are sure to please Dad based on his tastes.
“The Pioneers: The Heroic Story of the Settlers Who Brought the American Ideal West,” by David McCullough (Photo: Simon & Schuster)
For the history buff: The author behind such historical tomes as “Truman,” “John Adams” and “1776” has yet another history book making the best-sellers list. “The Pioneers: The Heroic Story of the Settlers Who Brought the American Ideal West” (Simon & Schuster) by David McCullough focuses on the settling of the Northwest Territory through the lives of five individuals.
For the fan of classics: What better classic to share with Dad than one that features arguably the all-time-greatest literary dad, Atticus Finch? And if he has read “To Kill a Mockingbird” (Harper Perennial) in his past, no worries. With its constant presence on the best-sellers list, this title never goes out of style.
For the podcast listener: Karen Kilgariff and Georgia Hardstark, the personalities behind the popular true-crime podcast “My Favorite Murder,” just came out with their first book, “Stay Sexy & Don’t Get Murdered” (Forge), which debuted at No. 1 on our best-sellers list. The duo discuss never-before-heard stories from their personal lives and, of course, more true-crime stories. Yes, their fanbase is mostly female, but there’s no reason it needs to stay that way. Many dads should find their wicked sense of humor appealing.
'My Favorite Murder' hosts get personal in fun new book 'Stay Sexy & Don’t Get Murdered’
For the lover of edge-of-your-seat thrillers: Does Dad love a good thriller? Then chances are he’ll like Harlan Coben’s “Run Away” (Grand Central Publishing). The story features Simone Greene, a Wall Street financial advisor attempting to save his daughter from drug addiction and a bad relationship. According to USA TODAY’S ★★★ review, “the plot twists in Coben’s new thriller ‘Run Away’ abound, even to the last page.”
"Good Omens," by Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett. (Photo: William Morrow)
For the fantasy nerds: The Amazon series “Good Omens,” based on the 1990 book from authors Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman (William Morrow), is out now and getting good reviews. But before he watches the series about a demon and an angel attempting to prevent Armageddon, give Dad a chance to relish in the original. The novel popped back up on our best-sellers list this week.
Contributing: Julia Thompson
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