Sunday, September 27, 2020

Great Books as Gifts: For the Men in Your Life


A book is a gift you can open again and again.”
Garrison Keillor

Looking for great gift ideas for that “so hard to buy for” guy in your life? We’re not saying to get him all books, but one great book that really shows you know him. Here are a few suggestions to get you started. Want another great idea? Get him his own library card – it’s free and gives him access to movies, music, books, audiobooks, eBooks, magazines, and more all year long. That’s called bargain shopping. :-)

Monuments MenFor the History Buff:
The Monuments Men by Robert Edsel

Soon to be a major motion picture, this book details an unusual and largely unknown history of WWII.  A team of art historians, museum directors, and curators takes on the Nazi thieves who stole the artistic treasures that FDR will stop at nothing to return to their proper owners. Meet the men who braved enemy lines and risked their lives to rescue a millennium of culture as the Third Reich fell.


S For the Thrill Seeker:
S by Doug Dorst and J.J. Abrams

A beautiful book with an original and intriguing mystery to decode!  A young woman picks up a book left behind by a stranger. Inside it are his margin notes, which reveal a reader entranced by the story and by its mysterious author. She responds with notes of her own, leaving the book for the stranger, and so begins an unlikely conversation that plunges them both into the unknown.


The CircleFor the Techie:
The Circle by Dave Eggers

At the dawn of a new age, ambitiously-driven Mae Holland watches her new career with the Circle, a universal operating system that creates a single online identity, take her from the height of happiness to the alarming nightmare bred by disturbing privacy, memory, and democratic issues.  As her world falls apart, Mae takes no comfort in the fact that everyone can watch it happen.