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Best Books for Dad 2019

Father's Day

Best Books for Dad 2019

Father’s Day is a time to celebrate the men in our lives who have raised and loved us. Why not show him your appreciation by inspiring him with a great book? We have five titles that are perfect gift-giving suggestions for Dad, keeping him busy through the rest of the year.

 

Congratulations to the five winners of our 14th Annual Father’s Day Contest! Each winner received a prize package that includes all of the titles in this year’s feature.

This year's featured titles are:

  • BITCOIN BILLIONAIRES: A True Story of Genius, Betrayal, and Redemption by Ben Mezrich
  • BLUFF by Jane Stanton Hitchcock
  • REDEMPTION by David Baldacci
  • THINGS MY SON NEEDS TO KNOW ABOUT THE WORLD by Fredrik Backman
  • THIS IS THE BOOK YOU GIVE YOUR DAD: Everything an Awesome Father Wants to Know by Matt Goulet

Winners

Dean from Apple Valley, MN
James from South Lyon, MI
Jan from Reading, PA
Jim from Fort Smith, AR
Tom from Newington, CT

 

Bitcoin Billionaires: A True Story of Genius, Betrayal, and Redemption by Ben Mezrich - Biography

Ben Mezrich's 2009 bestseller, THE ACCIDENTAL BILLIONAIRES, is the definitive account of Facebook's founding and the basis for the Academy Award–winning film The Social Network. Two of the story's iconic characters are Harvard students Tyler and Cameron Winklevoss: identical twins, Olympic rowers and foils to Mark Zuckerberg. BITCOIN BILLIONAIRES is the story of the brothers’ redemption and revenge in the wake of their epic legal battle with Facebook.

Bluff by Jane Stanton Hitchcock - Thriller


One-time socialite Maud Warner polishes up the rags of her once-glittering existence and bluffs her way into a signature New York restaurant on a sunny October day. When she walks out again, a man will have been shot. Maud has grown accustomed to being underestimated and invisible, and she uses her ability to fly under the radar as she pursues celebrity accountant Burt Sklar, the man she believes stole her mother's fortune and left her family in ruins. Her fervent passion for poker has taught Maud that she can turn weakness into strength to take advantage of people who think they are taking advantage of her, and now she has dealt the first card in her high-stakes plan for revenge. One unexpected twist after another follows as Maud plays the most important poker hand of her life.

Redemption by David Baldacci - Thriller


Amos Decker and his FBI partner Alex Jamison are visiting his hometown of Burlington, Ohio, when he's approached by an unfamiliar man. But he instantly recognizes the man's name: Meryl Hawkins. He's the first person Decker ever arrested for murder back when he was a young detective. Though a dozen years in prison have left Hawkins unrecognizably aged and terminally ill, one thing hasn't changed: He maintains he never committed the murders. Could it be possible that Decker made a mistake all those years ago? As he starts digging into the old case, Decker finds a startling connection to a new crime that he may be able to prevent, if only he can put the pieces together quickly enough.

Things My Son Needs to Know About the World by Fredrik Backman - Humor/Essays

THINGS MY SON NEEDS TO KNOW ABOUT THE WORLD collects the personal dispatches from the front lines of one of the most daunting experiences any man can face: fatherhood. As he conveys his profound awe at experiencing all the “firsts” that fill him with wonder and catch him completely unprepared, Fredrik Backman doesn’t shy away from revealing his own false steps and fatherly flaws, tackling issues both great and small, from masculinity and mid-life crises to practical jokes and poop. In between the sleep-deprived lows and wonderful highs, Backman takes a step back to share the true story of falling in love with a woman who is his complete opposite, and learning to live a life that revolves around the people you care about unconditionally.

This Is the Book You Give Your Dad: Everything an Awesome Father Wants to Know written by Matt Goulet, illustrated by Andrew Janik - Nonfiction


THIS IS THE BOOK YOU GIVE YOUR DAD is the fitting purchase for Dad, no matter the occasion. This paper-over-board little illustrated gift book is brimming with wit and wisdom --- just like dad! --- including how to give a toast for any occasion and a quick history of the polo shirt and the periodic table of beer and even ideal lawn mowing patterns. There’s even a customizable dedication page where you can add a personal touch. While the advice, tips, and how-to’s in the book range from practical to humorous the information is sure to please Dad’s aesthetic taste.