Books I Think Merijn’s Dad Would Like If He Was a Big Reader

We are nearing Father’s Day, coming this Sunday actually. I didn’t end up doing a topic for Mother’s Day this year and I am not really doing one for Father’s Day either. Yet I’ve been wondering about this for a while.

I have mentioned over the past few years that my husband isn’t a very big reader. I don’t really believe in non-readers. Everyone reads, whether this is the news paper, online articles, comics, audio books and so on. But I understand that he finds it hard to pick up a book. He is more easily distracted and finds it hard to get completely absorbed in a book. He is also a slow reader and I think he compares himself to me as I am a rather fast one.

Even so I figured it would be fun to see which books I think my husband who is obviously Merijn’s dad would read if he was a big reader. I honestly think there are some stories that he is missing out on that would really appeal to him. So here are a few of those.

Books That Have Movies or TV Shows

Untitled Jurassic Park and The Lost World by Michael Crighton
Under the Dome by Stephen King
The Green Mile by Stephen King

In the case of all four of these books he has seen the movies and the tv show. However I think he would find joy in reading these and seeing how the stories differ. When I was reading Jurassic Park earlier this year he kept asking me what was different and so on. I had actually gifted him Under the Dome a few years ago but the size of the book really puts him off (and I don’t blame him).

Graphic Novels


Fables by Bill Willingham
Locke & Key by Joe Hill

While he might be drawn to comics like Donald Duck, branched out beyond that he has not often done. I think that both these graphic novels would really appeal to him though. Fables has the familiar fairytales with a grittier feel to it where Locke & Key has the mystery element and the shortness.

Other Books


The Passage by Justin Cronin
Extinction Trials by S.M. Wilson
The Lost World by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

While I struggled a bit with The Passage I think the story would also certainly appeal to my husband. The idea of the virus and the mystery surrounding everything would for sure capture his attention. The other two have dinosaurs in common. My husband really liked the Jurassic Park movies and Terra Nova so I think he would likely enjoy these stories as well.

9 thoughts on “Books I Think Merijn’s Dad Would Like If He Was a Big Reader

  1. This is great. I have several people in my life that don’t read novels for various reasons, but I often think about books they would love if they ever decided to give them a chance. I think graphic novels are great introduction for those not sure about diving head first into novels. Great post!

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    1. Thanks! Right? I just want to make sure I have a list ready if it ever comes to that haha.
      And I agree. Graphic novels would be great. I have tried when I got fables out of the library but he just can’t be bothered to pick anything up after work and I totally understand that too.

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  2. Ik heb hier ook al een aantal keer gezegd ‘Dit boek zou jij ook tof vinden!’. Bij de Summoner-serie van Taran Matharu bijvoorbeeld. Ik heb al een keer overwogen om een lijstje voor hem samen te stellen maar hij leest veel minder als ik én hij heeft ook nog een tbr in de kast staan. Niet zo indrukwekkend als die van mij maar toch. 😉

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