Top Ten Tuesday – Top 10 Authors Dads Will Love to Read
Top Ten Tuesday is a fun weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. This week’s topic is Father’s Day related Freebie. This week’s topic was surprisingly hard for me. I thought about doing Top 10 Dads in Literature then couldn’t think of more than about 2 or 3, so I scrapped that idea. I decided to go with Top 10 Authors Dads Will Love to Read and my selections are based on me picking my husband’s brain since my own dad is not a big reader. My husband’s tastes run along the lines of action, suspense, mystery, intrigue, and he also really loves political dramas and any stories where you’re following clues to investigate. He was a huge Hardy Boys fan growing up so I think of most of these authors and their books as the grown up equivalent of the Hardy Boys.
Top 10 Authors Dads Will Love to Read
1. TOM CLANCY – Jack Ryan series
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2. LEE CHILD – Jack Reacher series
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3. VINCE FLYNN – Mitch Rapp series
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4. DANIEL SILVA – Gabriel Allon series
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5. DAN BROWN – Robert Langdon series
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6. JOHN GRISHAM
That’s a great idea for a list. My dad has always refused to read fiction! So the only thing on this list he would read is David McCullough!
My dad is the same way, although he doesn’t usually read anything beyond the newspaper, lol.
Great take on the topic! I don’t know many of these myself, but I think you’re definitely spot on with Dan Brown, Harlan Coben and John Grisham! I think maybe the Girl With The Dragon Tattoo series by Stieg Larsson could also be a hit with dads… 🙂
I actually almost put the Stieg Larsson books on the list too. The only thing that made me stop was when my hubby suggested some nonfiction with David McCullogh.
These are definitely some great “Dad” authors. My own dad is a Tom Clancy fan, as well as Dan Brown. He’s probably read some John Grisham, too. I don’t think he reads a lot of nonfiction, but if he did, he’d probably like David McCullough.
I’m not a huge nonfiction fan either but I do like McCullough’s books. They’re well written and he seems to always pick historical figures and events that are already of interest to me.
I’ve read The Stranger by Coben but none of the other authors. I like how you took the theme of the week and twisted it around a bit. 🙂
I’ve read at least a book or two from most of them and find them to be pretty great reads even if they’re not my usual genre. Thanks!
I like what you did with the topic, so interesting! My dad would rather read the same newspaper every day than to read a book though 😂
That’s my dad too. I think he would look at me like I was insane if I tried to give him a book to read, haha.
I really like this list! And I think your suggestions would be perfect for a lot of dads. My dad was a huge fan of nonfiction so he would have liked the David McCullogh suggestions for sure, but maybe I could have convinced him to try John Grisham too.
Thanks! Yeah, David McCullough is pretty great. I’m not even a big fan of reading nonfiction and I still really enjoy his writings.
I feel like as someone who mostly reads YA, there aren’t many books I can think of that fit this category well, so I skipped this week’s TTT. Interesting idea to put it as authors that dads might enjoy! Great list!
I found it to be a pretty challenging topic too. I was going to do literary dads but totally blanked out and could only come up with a couple.
Great list and sadly I couldn’t get my dad into any genre fiction; he’s a firm literary must have some sort of prize before he reads it guy!
Haha! And my dad is the opposite. He won’t read anything beyond the newspaper these days.
I’m a Mom, but I LOVE David McCullogh–one of my favorite authors!
He’s great. I’m not even all that much into nonfiction, but I still love his writings.
Great list. I think my hubby might like Harlan Cohen from this list. His faves are Alex Kava and Dean Koontz. And he reads a lot of biographies and sports related books.
Yeah, Harlan Coben is pretty great. Dean Koontz is actually one of my mom’s favorites 🙂
Some excellent authors here, some I’ve read and some I’ve never heard of 🙂 I love Dan Brown and Harlen Coben!
I love Dan Brown and Harlan Coben too. I still need to read Coben’s latest though. Too many books, too little time, haha.
Tom Clancy and David McCullough- great choices! And I’ll bet Harlan Coben’s stuff is good too. I think the Hardy Boys started a lot of us guys on the mystery path lol.
I think so too, lol. I even have my son reading The Hardy Boys now and he just loves following Frank and Joe while they’re sleuthing.
My dad doesn’t love reading stories but I know some friends who would love to. Thanks for these list! Awesome. 😁❤️👍🏻