Books Dudes Like
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??
11/28/2018 12:20:13 pm
I must admit you are inspiring me to read something, especially something outside my usual genres.
11/28/2018 12:24:35 pm
Great! Read Some Luck by Jane Smiley and/or Educated by Tara Westover.
11/28/2018 12:25:41 pm
I'm not a fan of gendering anything anyone can read/see/do, but I get the need for works that men might particularly enjoy, especially as that's a group we tend to lose as readers between middle school and college.
11/28/2018 12:28:00 pm
Okay but your comments can't be better than my blog posts.
11/28/2018 12:51:16 pm
Haruki Murakami, did you ever read anything from him? ( you probably did) It’s the favorite author of my dude.
11/28/2018 12:53:44 pm
I haven't! Which one should I grab?
11/28/2018 01:17:00 pm
He says Norwegian Wood or Hard-boiled wonderland and the end of the world. I've read and liked the first one as well.
11/28/2018 01:29:29 pm
"Your dad stole my rake" by Tom papa is another good one for guys.
11/28/2018 01:37:50 pm
That's on my list to read!
11/28/2018 02:20:51 pm
The Circle is a good one...Facebook-esque company that gets a little dystopian. My husband and brother in law enjoyed it (and myself). I think there was a movie of it recently?
11/29/2018 06:48:34 am
I've considered that one many times. Maybe I'll have to give it a whirl!
11/28/2018 02:29:42 pm
Vickie beat me in saying Harlen Coban. He is awesome!! Also, Lord of the Flies by William Golding. Any of Bill Riley's book on The Killing of... I liked the one on Kennedy and Reagan. There are about four more I want to read. My husband would say "Uncle John's Bathroom Readers are top notch."
11/29/2018 06:49:15 am
Nothing wrong with a good bathroom reader!
3/20/2019 08:43:41 pm
I loved Bill O'Reilly books and felt like I finally understood somethings that were glossed over in class. He was a history teacher, I think, and it shows.
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