Recommended Reading for Father's Day

June 13, 2013

Recommended reading for and about dads for Father's Day from the Fairfax County Public Library.

Adult Fiction

  • Cutting for Stone by Abraham Verghese      
    Fatherhood is an underlying theme in this epic tale of loss and redemption.  

  • To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee                 
    Small town lawyer Atticus Finch is a heroic role model for his children during a time of great tension in the community in this classic story.

  • Murder in Friday Street by Amy Meyers      
    Father and daughter true crime novelists solve a decades old murder. 

  • About a Boy by Nick Hornby                              
    An amusing story of a single man who fakes fatherhood to meet women, but instead finds himself a surrogate father to a 12 year old boy.  

Adult Nonfiction

  • Home Game: An Accidental Guide to Fatherhood by Michael Lewis   
    Observations on fatherhood by the author of Moneyball and The Blind Side. 

  • A Father First by Dwayne Wade               
    Basketball star and single father Wade’s perspective on fatherhood will draw in both fathers and basketball fans.

  • The Downhill Lie by Carl Hiaasen              
    Originally introduced to golf by his father, Hiaasen (now himself a grandfather) returns to the game 32 years after quitting the sport. 

  • The Geek Dad’s Guide to Weekend Fun: Cool Hacks, Cutting-Edge Games, and More Awesome Projects for the Whole Family by Ken Denmead 
    Fun and cool  weekend science projects for the family to enjoy together from the author of a popular blog. 

Picture Books

  • Lola Loves Stories by Anna McQuinn      
    Lola loves to hear Daddy read a new library book every night.
  • Me and My Dad! By Alison Ritchie           
    A day of fun and adventure for a little bear and his father.   

For Adults and Kids

  • Darth Vader and Son by Jeffrey Brown 
    A funny and sweet comic about Darth Vader raising 4-year-old Luke.  




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