Our picks for Dads

By Simply Books

By Simply Books

Father's Day is coming up this Sunday 20th June so we have compiled a list of our top picks - treat your Dad this Father's Day with a book!

Dad Jokes: The Cheesy Edition: The perfect gift from the Instagram sensation @DadSaysJokes

Dad Says Jokes

£10.00 £9.30

This had us laughing and cringing in equal measure . . . just as it should! A brilliant book from the most followed dad jokes page on Instagram @DadSaysJokes.

Moonflower Murders: by the global bestselling author of Magpie Murders

Anthony Horowitz

£8.99 £8.36

Our crime book club loved Moonflower Murders, a clever and absorbing thriller set in the world of publishing.

Making It: How Love, Kindness and Community Helped Me Repair My Life

Jay Blades

£16.98 £15.79

What an inspirational and compelling memoir. In Making It, Jay Blades reflects on strength, weakness and what it means to be a man.

Funny You Should Ask . . .: Your Questions Answered by the QI Elves

QI Elves

£8.99 £8.36

We had a fab event with the QI Elves - what a clever bunch! Their new book answers questions on topics ranging from goosebumps to grapefruit, pizza to pirates, and everything in-between.

The Wild Silence: The Sunday Times Bestseller 2020 from the author of The Salt Path

Raynor Winn

£9.99 £9.29

We loved Raynor Winn's first book The Salt Path and The Wild Silence is a beautiful follow-up. The Wild Silence follows Raynor and Moth rewilding an old Cornish farm.

Tom Kerridge's Outdoor Cooking: The ultimate modern barbecue bible

Tom Kerridge

£22.00 £20.46

For Dads who can't stay away from the barbecue in this gorgeous weather, Outdoor Cooking by Tom Kerridge is the ultimate barbecue bible from one of Britain's best loved chefs.

Shuggie Bain: Winner of the Booker Prize 2020

Douglas Stuart

£8.99 £8.36

Andrew's book group were totally gripped by Shuggie Bain, the 2020 Booker Prize winner. Andrew only had five books on his Best Ever Reads list . . . now he has six!



£8.99 £8.36

We loved the winner of the 2021 International Booker Prize which tells the little-heard and moving story of the Senegalese who fought for France on the Western Front during the First World War.

Why the Germans Do it Better: Notes from a Grown-Up Country

John (Editor) Kampfner

£9.99 £9.29

This is a fascinating read! In Why the Germans Do It Better, John Kampfner asks why, despite its faults, Germany has become a model for others to emulate, while Britain fails to tackle contemporary challenges.

Fake Law: The Truth About Justice in an Age of Lies

The Secret Barrister

£9.99 £9.29

A totally gripping and eye-opening read . . . The Secret Barrister is back to reveal the stupidity, malice and incompetence behind many of the biggest legal stories of recent years.

A Song for the Dark Times: The Brand New Must-Read Rebus Thriller

Ian Rankin

£8.99 £8.36

Our book club is reading Ian Rankin's A Song for Dark Times this month and we can't wait to hear what everyone thinks! When detective John Rebus's daughter goes missing her fears the worst. His daughter needs him more than ever - but is he going to find her as a father or a detective?

Operation Pedestal: The Fleet That Battled to Malta 1942

Max Hastings

£25.00 £23.25

Another gripping history from Max Hastings, Operation Pedestal is an epic new account of one of the greatest naval dramas of World War II.

Tornado: In the Eye of the Storm

John Nichol

£20.00 £18.60

In an extraordinary new account, former Tornado navigator John Nichol tells the incredible story of the RAF Tornado force during the First Gulf War in 1991.

Sooley: The Gripping New Bestseller from John Grisham - Perfect for Father's Day

John Grisham

£20.00 £18.60

John Grisham truly is a masterful storyteller. We love his new novel, Sooley, a coming-of-age story about a refugee from South Sudan whose basketball talent takes him places he never expected.

The Beaches of Wales: The complete guide to every beach and cove around the Welsh coastline

Alistair Hare

£17.98 £16.72

As we can't go further afield, this is the perfect book for discovering the most beautiful beaches on our doorstep - and what beautiful beaches they are! We've used this guide ourselves and it has some excellent suggestions.

Racing in the Dark: How the Bentley Boys Conquered Le Mans

Peter Grimsdale

£20.00 £18.60

For motorhead Dads, Peter Grimsdale's Racing in the Dark is the inspirational story of how the Bentley Boys conquered Le Mans and put British motor racing on the map.

Dad-isms: The Crazy Things Dads Say and Do

Geoff Tibballs

£9.99 £9.29

This is a hilarious book! Dad-isms are the cringeworthy jokes, sayings, quotes and all manner of other quirky nonsense that Dads come up with.

Steam Trains Today: Journeys Along Britain's Heritage Railways

Andrew Martin

£16.98 £15.79

This is a gorgeous book inside and out! From the inspiration for Thomas the Tank Engine to John Betjeman's battle against encroaching modernity, Steam Trains Today is a wonderful journey across Britain from Aviemore to Epping.

Commando Dad: Basic Training: How to be an Elite Dad or Carer. From Birth to Three Years

Neil Sinclair

£10.99 £10.22

As used by Prince William himself, here's the basic training manual for fatherhood recruits!

End to End: The Land's End to John o'Groats Cycling Record: A Year of Obsession, Hallucination and Happiness

Paul Jones

£16.98 £15.79

We know that lots of Bramhall Dads are cycling enthusiasts. End to End is a beautifully written account of the journey from Land's End to John O' Groats.

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