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Father's Day is right around the corner. Why not surprise your man (or father) with a new book rather than just the typical tie or handy tool. With an abundance of summer releases from which to choose, you are bound to hit a home run. Whether your partner's literary preference is a how-to guide or a nail-biting thriller, here are five hot picks available online and in stores now that will certainly put a smile on dad's face.

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Made by Dad Book

Made by Dad: 67 Blueprints for Making Cool Stuff *Projects You Can Build For (And With) Kids! by Scott Bedford is the ultimate gift for creative dads with lots of spunk and imagination. Easy-to-follow instructions will enable dad and the kids to construct some out-of-the-ordinary crafts like a Slingshot Car Launcher, Cat-Trap Birdfeeder, and Shark Bite Paper Plates. It’s a fun way to inspire dad to step out of his comfort zone while still being cool. This book will surely become dad’s go-to guide for rainy summer days. Get Made by Dad: 67 Blueprints for Making Cool Stuff *Projects You Can Build For (And With) Kids! here.

Cat Daddy Book

Cat Daddy: What the World's Most Incorrigible Cat Taught Me About Life, Love, and Coming Clean by Jackson Galaxy with Joel Derfner is a must-read for all animal lovers. As the star of Animal Planet’s My Cat from Hell, Jackson has certainly earned the title of America’s Cat Daddy by sharing his unconventional ways to train a cat. In this touching memoir now available in paperback, he tells his inspirational story of how he saved himself from multiple addictions while finding his true calling as a gifted cat trainer. Get Cat Daddy: What the World's Most Incorrigible Cat Taught Me About Life, Love, and Coming Clean here.

The Eye of God: A Sigma Force Novel by James Rollins hits stores later this month, so go ahead and pre-order a copy for dad today. A New York Times bestselling author known for skillfully combining historical and scientific storylines, Rollins bursts on the hot summer scene with this latest nail-biting thriller. From the outskirts of Mongolia to the ancient steps of the Vatican, dad will be on the edge of his seat as he soaks up the sun reading this rousing novel of intrigue spanning the globe. Get The Eye of God: A Sigma Force Novel here.

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Dead Lions by Mick Herron is just the right mixture of politics, crime, and espionage for those dads who love James Bond-like stories. In this follow-up to SlowHorses, Herron expertly draws the reader in with his cynical humor and off-beat wit. When a former Cold War spook is murdered, it’s up to Jackson Lamb to find his killer. If dad’s preference is a wickedly-smart thriller set in the post Cold War era, then this book is definitely for him. Get Dead Lions here.

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Sacred Games

Sacred Games by Gary Corby is a highly entertaining novel set in Ancient Greece in 460 BC. Nicolaos, Athens's most trusted investigator of crimes, is put to the task of proving that a highly regarded Athenian athlete isn't guilty of killing his Spartan competitor during the Olympic Games. With unexpected twists of political intrigue and comical scenes of humor peppered throughout the storyline, this classical caper is truly a noteworthy gift for dad. Get Sacred Games here.


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