Libaire’s voice, like her heroine,
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There's no gift more personal than a book. Hidden in the pages you
can find anything from a thriller set deep in secret passages under the
White House to the ingredients for a lavish summer barbecue feast. Here
are the books the Penguin team are giving to make this Father's Day
My dad has always been a history buff with a taste for
adventure, so I needed something absorbing to give him this Father’s
Day. This book will take take him deep behind enemy lines, exploring
a dramatic WWII battle with the kind of detail he loves.
My dad and I watch a lot of nail-biting action films together
so this is a brilliant gift for him! The President goes missing,
but what happens next? It’s a heart-pounding thriller that’ll keep
him turning those pages.
My dad always told me that the greatest stories ever written
were for children, and we spent hours reading His Dark Materials
together. When a new book from Philip Pullman arrived, I knew I had
Father's Day sorted. The best thing is I can borrow it once he's
My dad loves the Jack Reacher books, though this one is a
little different to the others. It’s got the same action, pace and
twists but it also deals with current affairs, so it’ll be great
for dinner table conversation. Fast-paced, shocking and full of intrigue,
he won’t be able to put it down.
The only food I ever trusted my dad to cook was on his trusty
barbecue. Even then, I was at least 13 before I realised that
barbecued food didn't have to be completely black. Packed with epic
flavours and mouth-watering recipes from shish kebabs to pork rib
roast, this book should help my dad hone his skills.
My dad loved Trainspotting (though
I was definitely too young to watch the film with him when I did.)
The latest instalment is sure to appeal to his wicked sense of
humour. He can swap the sweater for a donkey jacket this Father's
Day and go on a wild weekend with Begbie and co.
This year, the travel gods have answered my dad’s prayers and
published a book about his favourite podcast.Filled with
beautiful photographs, biking chat and even beer recommendations,
it’s like it was written for him! I’m hoping it’ll inspire his next
My dad has always been a George Smiley fan. This Father’s
Day, quiet retirements are out and Cold War spies and ghosts are
in. For Smiley’s protégé Peter Guillam, at least. Dad will love it,
as will anyone else who loves classic tales of espionage.
The history of the French Resistance has always fascinated my
dad, so this is the book I’ll be giving him this Father’s Day. He’ll
love Romain Gary's writing; his characters are incredibly vivid and
the novel really does transport you to WW2 Europe.
Conn Iggulden’s deliciously bloody novels sparked my dad’s
late love of reading. He’s branched out to countless histories and
fictional retellings, but has always insisted that Conn Iggulden is
the best. Bringing alive the ferocious world of ancient Persia,
this is another one for his list.
Watching James Bond repeats on a Sunday afternoon is a family
tradition. This year, my father will be swapping the film for this
explosive prequel, the story of how Bond came to earn his license to
kill. Classy and action-packed, it’s an absolute must-read for all
My dad was dazzled by Human
Planet on TV, specifically the beautiful scenes
from the forest canopy. This year I’m giving him the memoir from
the man who filmed this incredible show, climbing trees, going on
adventures and risking his life to tell the stories of our planet.
It really is fascinating, heart-stopping reading.
Santopolo is the author
of New York
Times bestseller and Reese Witherspoon Book Club Pick, The Light We Lost.
Check out her picks below and see what other Penguin Random House titles
made The Great American Read list.
In this brilliant novel that
explores all aspects of humanity—both painful and beautiful—Ifemelu
and Obinze grow up in Nigeria, and then each set off on different
paths, one to attend college in America and the other as an
undocumented worker in England, before finding each other once more.
This book made me think and made me feel in equal measures—it's one I
thought about for a long time after I finished reading it.
Set in Germany during World War II,
this heart-breaking book follows a young girl living with her foster
parents in Munich who tries to get through the war by sharing the
stories she steals with the Jewish man who's hiding in her basement.
Its narrator, Death, gives the story a new perspective, a different
point of view that isn't one usually considered in historical
Told in elegant vignettes, this book
follows four mothers and four daughters in San Francisco as their
family stories unfurl. The powerful connections of the mothers and
daughters in this book are riveting, as are the ways their families
shift and change through the years.
Love Story for a new
generation Don't miss
Jill Santopolo's The Light We Lost, a devastatingly
romantic novel about the enduring power of first love, with a
shocking, unforgettable ending. LEARN MORE ▸