Today, we’ve made a list of the 9 books of 2021 which are perfect gift for dad this Father’s Day. Some of these are directly or indirectly about fathers, some of these are loosely based on the themes of fatherhood and others are just books we think all dads will love.
Father’s Day 2021: 9 Books of 2021 Which Are Perfect Gift For Dad
- The Way of The Father by Michael Smith
- Detransition, Baby by Torrey Peters
- Secrets of Happiness by Joan Silber
- Best Seat in The House by Jack Nicklaus and Don Yaeger
- The Premonition by Michael Lewis
- A Promised Land by Barack Obama
- Real Estate by Deborah Levy
- Worlds of Care by Aaron Jackson
- Notes on Grief by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
The Way of The Father by Michael Smith
Grammy award winner and producer of Christian Worship music, Michael draws on his experiences to reflect on the life lessons his father Paul has taught him. Each chapter is dedicated to one quality that his dad possesses. Through this he highlights what his Father in Heaven means to him. This book is a profound reflection on the influence your father can have on you. Hence, makes for a perfect father’s day gift.
Detransition, Baby by Torrey Peters
This is the story of an unconventional fatherhood. Reese and Amy are a happy transgender couple, until Amy decides to de-transition into a man, Ames. Ames now gets his co-worker Katrina pregnant. However, even though he doesn’t have romantic feelings for Reese, he still thinks of her as family. So he wants to raise the baby with her. As relationships become complicated, Ames learns to become a father, even unconventional. This story of universal fatherhood is a great gift for your father!
Secrets of Happiness by Joan Silber
This follows the story of Ethan, who learns that his father has kept a second family hidden from him al along. As the fates of these two families with one common factor tying them together unfold, a family saga ensues. Interwoven with the family saga are each of the members’ individual and rather fascinating stories, including a love triangle involving Ethan. A beautiful novel on family dynamics, this one is a great gift for sentimental fathers.
Best Seat in The House by Jack Nicklaus and Don Yaeger
This book, written by Don Yaeger, describes the main insights and life lessons Jack Nicklaus II has learnt from his father, Jack Nicklaus Sr. Jack Nicklaus Sr is the legendary golfer with a world record in PGA world championships. This book details a very poignant anecdote that took place on Father’s Day 1980. Nicklaus Sr asked his son how he played at a golf tournament. Nicklaus II was a little annoyed, but spent twenty minutes detailing his every short. At the end, his father asked him if he wanted to know how his father had played Nicklaus II felt guilty for not asking, and his father said he had won the US Open. This incident taught him that family comes first. If this doesn’t make you buy the book for father’s day 2020, we don’t know what will. Especially since the book is full of such emotional anecdotes on fatherhood.
The Premonition by Michael Lewis
A must read in the current scenario, this book is the story of the Coronavirus pandemic that has ravaged the world. This novel feels like a story within the non-fiction genre – it talks about the Wolverines. The Wolverines are a team of scientists with all resources at their disposal yet no permission from the government to actually implement it. This isn’t really the quintessential book celebrating fathers, but it’s an important read especially in these times. By gifting this to your dad, you’ll be keeping him informed on what’s going on in the world and even protecting his health. And what could be a better gift?
A Promised Land by Barack Obama
This is the first volume of US ex-president Barack Obama’s presidential memoirs and a deeply moving, intimate tale of the man who changed history. In this novel, Obama chronicles his journey from a young man searching for his identity to the leader of the only global superpower and the protector of democracy. He talks about his political education that shaped his thinking and the eventful first term as president. Obama also deals with the subject of power – it’s meaning in the political context and hoe he wielded it. His readers gain access to some of his quieter moments, that sometimes seem more important than the loud – his family and daughters, his marriage and more. This deals with various themes apart from fatherhood, but is a great gift for your dad regardless.
Real Estate by Deborah Levy
In this non-fiction, the acclaimed author of ‘Swallowing Geography’ and ‘The Cost of Living’ presents a haunting meditation on home, and what the word really means. This is the final instalment in her ‘Living Autobiography’ series and is infused with Levy’s style and her voice. A must read memoir, this one has charmed its way into our hearts and will do the same for your father (especially if your father is attached to your childhood home)!
Worlds of Care by Aaron Jackson
This is a beautiful, vulnerable and intimate exploration of fatherhood to children with disabilities. This book delves into the details, emotional and material of intensive caregiving and how that is a transformative experience for the parent. Combining case studies from North America with her own personal experience in the regard, Aaron has crafted a book that is a rare work of sensitivity and careful concern.
Notes on Grief by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie lost her dear father to kidney failure in the summer of 2020. The pandemic had already torn families apart, and this great loss augmented the grief. In this memoir, Adichie tries to find catharsis through her creative craft. In the process, she talks about loneliness, anger, and familial and cultural aspects of grief. Although this is a pretty sad book, it’s got some great passages on fatherhood, and if you’re a daddy’s girl, you will surely relate.