Recommend Books!

Got books you’ve read that are great, awesome, outstanding, incredible? I bet! Well, share them with us! This post is for recommending great books for guys to read. True guy readers don’t just read one book a month; we’re reading all the time! So fess up! What have you been reading? Has it been great? Has it been good? Has it blown your socks off?

Tell us! Convince us! Let us know why we should read your favorite books!

This page is for a quick listing of books we like. If you want to write an actual book review, click here.

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14 Responses

  1. I’ll go first. Of course, you can add recommendations to this post as often and as frequently as you want.

    One of my favorite books of all time happens to be a children’s book: Natalie Babbit’s Tuck Everlasting. It’s full of wonderful images, and I can feel and hear and smell and see what the author describes. I also like that it has a slow, pleasant pace, like you’re just strolling along. It’s great.

  2. I think you should read “The BFG” because it’s a good book. Very funny. Really funny.

  3. Thanks for your recommendation, Hayden! Roald Dahl is definitely a well-loved author, and The BFG is one of his best. I like a couple of his other books, as well: Danny, Champion of the World, and a book of short stories, The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar, and Six More, which I read when I was in about fifth grade myself.

  4. I think you should read “The Ghosts Of Onyx” by Eric Nyland because it has great suspense, lots of action, and because it just plain awsome

  5. Thanks for the recommendation, Ben! I’ll check it out. I love books that are awesome. They’re so much better than books that aren’t awesome.

  6. My mom just sent me this article the other day. It’s about Jon Scieszka, one of my favorite authors (because he’s just so weird). But he’s also the one who made all those Guys Read bookmarks and things. Like the original Guys Read creator! He was just named National Ambassador of Young People’s Literature. The article has an interview with him, and a list of recommended books at the end. Check it out!

  7. My all time favorite book is Where the Red Fern grows. It is about a boy in the late 1800’s in Oklahoma and his adventures with his hound dogs and grandpa. Another book by the same author (Wilson Rawls) is Summer of the Monkeys which is also historical fictional and has a similar setting. The main character is also a boy with a dog, and a grandpa who owns a store. He spends the summer looking for Jimbo a chimpanzee. Both are great books with great messages. I highly recommend the books and not the movies.

  8. Hi, this blog is about Guardians of Ga’ Hoole series . It’s about these owls who go to this Tree of the Guardians and learn new ways of battle and survival in the owl world.

  9. Hey, John! Thanks for recommending from afar!

    Have you seen the Ga’Hoole movie? Is it any good?

  10. I found a series that is perfect for GUYS READ. It’s called: The Chronicles of Gregor the Overlander by Suzanne Collins. It’s an action packed fantasy that takes place miles below New York City that begins with an eleven year old boy falling through a grate in the laundry room of his apartment building.

  11. Wow, I think I found some really good Guys Read books. It’s a series that doesn’t have a name. The books are by Blue Balliett. There is only three books in the series so far, their called, Chasing Vermeer, The Wright 3, and The Calder Game. I’ve only read the Calder Game and I just started The Wright 3, It’s amazing. They’re all about famous artists and a mystery involving their art. It’s REALLY GOOD!! You MUST read them.
    -Abbas

  12. Nice find, Abbas. I’m about to read Chasing Vermeer because, guess what? The Mother/Daughter group is reading it this month! Mrs. B. has always said I should read it. Now I definitely will.

    I really like books that mix in real life things like art. Here are three more that have an art element: Wonderstruck by Brian Selznick (realistic and historical fiction), The Sixty-eight Rooms by Marianne Malone (fantasy), and Okay for Now by Gary Schmidt (realistic fiction).

  13. One Dark Halloween Night by John Kohlbrenner is a great read. This book has it all, suspense, action, mystery, great dialogue, it’s scary, and has lots of monsters. If Stephen King and JK Rowling co-wrote a book, this would be it.

  14. Hello everyone! I’d like to recommend a new historical fantasy series to you, The Chronicles of Guiamo Durmius Stolo. We’ve had boys read this series who’ve said it’s one of the best they’ve ever read. You can read more on the blog http://www.guiamochronicles.blogspot.com

    I hope some of you will take the time to check it out.

    Have a great day,

    Tracey Best

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