After I ate my weight in turkey and green bean casserole last week, I found myself in a conversation with my brother-in-law about this blog. He asked, "Do you ever read any books that dudes would like?" Thus, inspiring a fun blog post!
Although anyone can like anything, do anything, be anything <insert politically correct preamble HERE>, I could walk into the library right now and divide it up into: books primarily only chicks would like, books primarily only dudes would like, and books EVERYONE would like! I like to think that more and more books are are falling into that third category, as both authors and readers expand their horizons.
However, today I'd like to share some titles from my growing list of books that DUDES would definitely like. This list is ONLY compiled from the books I have read, so *please* feel free to comment with books that dudes like that I need to read!
Science Fiction -
Have Space Suit - Will Travel by Robert Heinlein (the book my dad read to Vicky and me when we were youngins.
The Martian by Andy Weir (so good, so universal - especially for those not usually into sci-fi)
Dark Matter by Blake Crouch (everyone must read!)
Funny Stuff (who doesn't like funny stuff?)
Sh*t my Dad Says AND I Suck at Girls by Justin Halpern (both super hilarious. Wrap these up and put them under the tree for anyone you know who is a male or a female or anywhere on the gender spectrum.)
One More Thing: Stories and Other Stories by B.J. Novak (especially fun for fans of The Office) (My favorite story is where he rips on John Grisham.)
Home is Burning by Dan Marshall (which was a memoir and both hilarious and sad, like life.)
ANYTHING JOHN GRISHAM (I like it when people rip on John Grisham, but I also *like* John Grisham. The Street Lawyer was a particular favorite, even though it has been a million years since I've read it.)
Sports Books -
Friday Night Lights by H.G. Bissinger (Jeff's favorite book. He had me read it soon into our relationship, so now he owes me a reading of my favorite book! Ha!)
Kimberly's Favorite Book -
I Am the Messenger by Marcus Zusak (Great for all of the genders as well as all of the ages 15+)
Shane by Jack Schaefer (I actually took a Western Novels course in college, and really enjoyed it! I should add some more Western novels into the fold of my regular reading.) ("Paw, can you whip Shane?")
Books with MURDER-
The Devil in the White City by Erik Larson (Although I don't think I could watch the movie. I can't watch anything these days, it seems. Actual visuals of murder and whatever else disgust me.) (I'm such a girl.)
Nonfiction Books about History -
Sorry, I've got nothing. I like to live in the now.
I will stop my list there. Add to it! What are some great universal reads??
Mom of four, wife of one. By day I fund-raise with coffee, by night I read with wine and chocolate.