Check out these reading suggestions, specifically for men, from our friends at the North Cobb Regional Library. Whether you’re simply looking to relax this fall, or trying to pass the time (if your favorite football team isn’t playing this season), these book recommendations might be the answer. Remember, the North Cobb Regional Library also offers titles in eBook and audiobook.
“Grant” by Ron Chernow
This biography about the 18th president of the United States, written by the author of “Alexander Hamilton,” will appeal to readers interested in history and the Civil War.
“All Creatures Great and Small” by James Herriot
This first book of the famous series, and the books that follow, are great examples of wonderful storytelling. If you love animals, you will love this book. If you don’t love animals, you will love this book.
“Devil in a Blue Dress” by Walter Mosley
This is the first novel in the Easy Rawlins detective series. The series will remind readers of a Raymond Chandler mystery, with a different setting in 1940s Los Angeles. This book inspired a successful film starring Denzel Washington.
“Lonesome Dove” by Larry McMurtry
This is an epic adventure-love story of life in the American West, set in the late 19th century.
“A Walk in the Woods” by Bill Bryson
If you are not familiar with Bryson’s work, this is a good introduction. This book is based on a true story of his walk on the Appalachian Trail with a good friend. Bryson is a great storyteller, always informative, and frequently funny, with a dry wit that pops up out of nowhere.
Additional Authors to Check Out
- Vince Flynn — espionage spy thrillers
- Dick Francis — mystery
- Tony Hillerman — Native American mystery-thrillers
- Craig Johnson — Walt Longmire Mystery Series
- Patrick McManus — “Sheriff Bo Tully” humorous mystery series
- Robert B. Parker — mystery-action