While my mother and I certainly were readers, I cannot say the same for my father. He would read the newspaper, sure. But reading a book was never his thing. And hey I am certainly not saying there is anything wrong with that. My husband is also not a big reader. Though I’d argue that comics are reading too.
Still this is a book blog and I thought it would be great to share some ideas to still promote reading to these fathers without pushing it on them too much. So here we go.
Locke & Key by Joe Hill
Like I said, I think reading comics is reading. There is no reason to look down on someone for reading comics like I know some do. Comics offer us a great deal as well. So adding a graphic novel onto this list seemed like a great idea. It is a little violent in places but overal a good read and only 6 volumes long. Not a series they have to keep up with.
Why yes, Donald. Here there are pockets being released of superhero Donald, detective Mickey or even Donald in history. I know they make great gifts for my husband who is also now a dad. So these can make great gifts.
The Philosopher’s Stone (Harry Potter 1) by J.K. Rowling (illustrated edition)
If you have a father who grew up with Harry Potter or even a father that might have caught onto this series later on in life, this is a great gift to them.
While not a book it is still attached to it. If they aren’t a reader but you want to share the joy of a world with them this is always a great way to do it though perhaps not perfect. These days there are plenty of movies and tv shows inspired by books so there is a lot to choose from.
Give them the book that their favorite movie or tv show is based on
I wouldn’t start with A Game of Thrones but A Monster Calls illustrated is a perfect gift for those that did love the movie.
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them screenplay by J.K. Rowling
Did they love the movie? This is a great gift for them then. A great way to relive the movie.
A book about their hobby
This is always a great way to entice them to read a book.