It's the annual celebration of our dads coming up, with Father's Day on Sunday 18th June 2023.

If your father is an avid reader, why not select one of our highly recommended titles from this special Father's Day Collection. Whatever his interest, or genre of choice, we're sure there will be some reading material here to tickle his fancy.

Even if he's not the most prolific of readers, books are a special gift and definitely more interesting than a pair of socks!

You can find a great selection of books, below...dive in and take a look.

If crime is his bag, there are new outings from some of our favourite crime authors: the new Joona Linna book The Spider by Lars Kepler, the new Detective Jack Warr book Pure Evil by Lynda la Plante and the new instalment of the Grace series arrives in paperback on 11th May. Discover the darkness that lurks around every corner in Picture You Dead by Peter James.

Mark Billingham has his first book from a new series in 20 years, and he won't be disappointed! The Last Dance is absolutely cracking, out on 25th May and you can pre-order it now.

If he's a sci-fi nut, you could do no better than buying him The Ten Per Cent Thief: a fiercely powerful and provocative assault on your senses as a small seed of rebellion threatens to overthrow the elite classes in the future. Or Cold People by the incredible Tom Rob Smith. Completely and utterly fabulous, this thrilling novel thrusts you into the near future with chilling yet vibrant intensity.

Sport? We've included a plethora of solutions for every sports fan: football, cricket, cycling and highly recommend The Last Days of Roger Federer, which our reviewer called an intriguing memoir of endings. The theme is ‘endings', or more often ‘giving up’ in which Geoff Dyer explores his many passions - one of which is tennis - by studying how those people whose work he has devoted so much time to have gone about the business of bringing their careers to a conclusion. Federer, Dylan, Turner, Coltrane.. and so on, a fabulous list of iconic figures from the worlds of sport and art (which seem to merge here) are investigated in a collection of short and witty pieces. 

If your dad isn't a reader (like mine), try these gift books which will have even the most disinterested reader engaged and wanting more. Surrender by Bono, David Bowie: Icon, or The Storyteller by Dave Grohl where the nicest man in rock shares a real and raw collection of tales of life and music from all periods of his life from Springfield Virginia, to Scream, to Nirvana, to the Foo Fighters.

Or a funny read? Check out The Satsuma Complex the novel by Bob Mortimer or LoveReading Star Book There's Only One Danny Garvey. It's priceless.

Recent research which demonstrated that whilst women read novels by men and women, fiction written by women is rarely read by men. Women's Prize for Fiction also launched a vote to find 10 essential books for men, written by women, in order to encourage more men to read novels by women. In this vein, we've included some of the most voted titles as well as some recommendations to encourage the men in our lives to read out of their comfort zone and enjoy something deliciously different to their usual fodder. 

If you are looking for a Father's Day gift from younger children, check out our collection on LoveReading4Kids, a selection of gorgeous books, perfect to read with dads, step-dads, grandads and other father figures who fill the role.

Thanks dads out there for all you do.