This September we’re launching Operation GMR, Get Men Reading. We constantly get asked what books we’d recommend for husbands, sons, fathers, uncles, nephews etc.
Nicole, take it away…
by Banjo Patterson
No ballad quite sums up the difficulties, conflicts and romanticism of the bush like this one.
And it’s got a ripping chase scene, which doesn’t involve cars.
by Ernest Hemingway
This man knew how to live; big game hunting, martini drinking and a bull-fighting aficionado, this gem of a novella epitomizes man’s struggle against nature.
by Tom Clancy
One of his best thrillers, intrigue on the high seas.
by Jane Austen
A women’s read?
Perhaps, but even my father (a conservative grazier) picked up a few things pertaining to relationships after reading Austen’s classic.
Gods, goddesses, war, fate, heroes…
Need I say more?
About the Contributor
Andrew Cattanach is a regular contributor to The Booktopia Blog. He has been shortlisted for The Age Short Story Prize and was named a finalist for the 2015 Young Bookseller of the Year Award. He enjoys reading, writing and sleeping, though finds it difficult to do them all at once.
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