This September we’ve been running Operation GMR, Get Men Reading. To celebrate, we’ve asked some of our favourite Australian authors to give us Five Books Every Man Should Read.
Hannah, take it away…
by Stephen King
No man should be allowed to reach adulthood without reading a Stephen King novel and The Stand is one of his finest.
by J. D. Salinger
As well as being a timeless classic, The Catcher in the Rye is also one of my Dad’s favourite books and that swings it for this list as far as I’m concerned.
by Kevin Powers
An honest exploration of modern-day warfare and its impact on soldiers, written by a man with the heart and soul of a poet who has experienced action first hand.
by David Mitchell
Forget the film; the book is where it’s at.
Dazzling and imaginative, Cloud Atlas is like reading six novels in one, and yet somehow Mitchell avoids being either pretentious or intimidating.
by Bill Bryson
Because we all need a little help, from time to time, in the knowledge stakes.
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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