Monday, May 22, 2017

5 Book Recommendations for My Husband

My husband Tom is a non-reader, but since I know his other interests pretty well, I wanted to put together a list of books he might actually enjoy!  And if your husband or boyfriend is more into video games and sci-fi movies than he is into books, he might like these as well!







I don't want to give too much away, but the sci-fi twists in Dark Matter are so amazing and fun and totally up my husband's alley.  I may have spoiled most of the book for him as I was reading it, but still!




Tom is a huge Doctor Who fan, and I think Doctor Who: 12 Doctors 12 Stories would be perfect for him.  Twelve different authors have each written a short story based on one of the Doctor's regenerations.  So, he would get to read about each Doctor with a very manageable page count!




So this one is still on my TBR, but having read a couple reviews and the synopsis, I think Tom would really love Ready Player One - I mean, video games and 80s pop culture are two of his greatest loves (besides me, of course!).  Oh, and Wil Wheaton narrates the audiobook?  He's definitely in.




Felicia Day is the ultimate guys' girl - she's gorgeous, she's smart, AND she can talk video games with the best of them.  I wanted to include her memoir You're Never Weird on the Internet (Almost) on this list because I know Tom loves Felicia from her appearances on Supernatural, one of his favorite shows, and some gaming videos, and I thought he would appreciate reading her story!






We really enjoyed watching the movie version of The Martian and I think if Tom were stuck somewhere with a dead phone battery, he would enjoy the book version, as well!

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  1. oooh, Felicia Day! I'd love to know his thoughts on that.

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  2. James listened to the audio version of The Martian and it was one of his favorites ever.

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    1. That's awesome! Now you should both go read Dark Matter and tell me how much you loved it.

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    2. LOL I was wondering why it was already on my To Read list on goodreads - you must have recommended it at some point!

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    3. I think I did when I finished it earlier this year - I think you will really like it.

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  3. My husband also doesn't read much, and he's into sci-fi and video games. He LOVED Ready Player One - like he's listened to it 10 times already I think. When he does "read", it's audio. He also enjoyed Dark Matter, The Martian, and You're Never Weird... We also recently listened to The Impossible Fortress, which he really enjoyed. And I really want him to read Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore. I think it's more about computers than books - kind of like The DaVinci Code, which Jim also enjoyed many years ago. I am planning a post similar to this for the Father's Day Top Ten Tuesday. I hope you can get him to read some of these books soon. :)

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    1. I'm glad these books come highly recommended from another guy! We should have tried an audiobook this past weekend when we were driving to a wedding in another state. I'll keep an eye out for your post and get some more recommendations for Tom!

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  4. My husband reads almost everything I read right after I read it - almost everything. He loved The Martian, RPO, and Dark Matter. But you know what his favorite book is recently that he can't stop telling everyone about? One might think it's "girly", but my husband is a fanatic about this book - and he's a real "guy's guy" - Uprooted by Naomi Novik.
    Rebecca @ The Portsmouth Review

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    1. I've never heard of Uprooted and I just went to Goodreads to look it up. My husband might be interested in that - he likes fantasy stuff!

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  5. Oh! Cool post! I'm totally rec'ing some of these to male friends!! Especially Dark Matter. :)

    Thanks!

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  6. Great choices. Pretty sure my hubby would enjoy all of these titles as well.

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  7. Fun post! I've been wanting to read Ready Player One for so long now. I really need to get on it - I also really want to read Dark Matter. :) And I got to meet Felicia when her book came out; she was sweet.

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    1. That's so cool! She seems like a really fun girl.

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  8. Totally recommending Ready Player One. Great post (:

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