Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Top Ten Tuesday: Books I'd Recommend to DUDES!

Happy Top Ten Tuesday! Today is Books I’d Recommend to DUDES!

You’re a MAN! You don’t want cute little stories about lady problems and feelings. You want guy stuff. Here are some great Dude books with the added bonus of brocabulary. You’re welcome Planet Earth.

 Top Ten Tuesday is a meme started on the Broke and the Bookish blog.
 They set the topic, we make the lists. Visit their site to see more on this topic!

Ahh... I see you have a business card. Well let’s not get American Psycho on everyone, but knowing how to conduct yourself in business and socially is muy importante Bromigo. 
A Short History of Nearly Everything by Bill Bryson 
Boys learn history. Men know history. A brostorian like Bill Bryson not only makes history understandable, but witty and compelling.
The Call of the Wild by Jack London 
A man isn’t complete without his best bro. Take London’s classic book about a man up on the Alaskan frontier living the rugged life with a fluffy monster, *cough cough* I mean a savage wolf.
Yeah it may have been a movie, but you’re better than that. This book is half about football strategy and half about Michael Oher finding a home and a family. Great human interest story with some insight on football, have fun with this one Brody Quinn.
You’re adventurous, but not stupid. Instead of becoming a Brosicle on top of Mount Everest, like the characters in this nonfiction book, you choose to read about it. Intelligent. Very intelligent.
Hey there Bilbro Baggins! Yeah it doesn’t matter the size of the bro, it’s his courage and heart (or some such nonsense) that makes him a man. Don’t let the overly long movie trilogy dissuade you from reading, rereading, and rerereading this one.
Choose life. As a friend told me, this is about the relationship men have between each other. How they interact and connect without any of that lady stuff one might find in Jane Austen (even though Jane Austen is a lovely writer). So Broseidon, King of the Brocean, just pick it up and thank me later.
A man as broficient in manliness as Hemingway is a dead ringer for any must read man list. Hemingway’s account of the Spanish Civil War with an emphasis on courage, loss, and loyalty makes this book a classic.
Bromageddon is upon us and no one can outline the fear of the end and the nuclear holocaust with dark humor and irony quite like Vonnegut.
A Russian is always needed when great literature and men are mentioned in the same sentence. In this Brussian classic, a man characterized by his trust and integrity falls for two women and ends up trusting all the wrong people and falling for their immoral schemes.

I hope you enjoyed my brocabulary and all the amazing books suggested for guys! Happy reading.
~Kristin M.


  1. I officially want to read Transpotting now,
    My TTT

  2. Nice list! When it comes to current YA, I think boys (and anyone, really) might like ANNA DRESSED IN BLOOD by Kendare Blake and Michael Grant's Gone series. Thanks for stopping by!

    Rachel @ Beauty and the Bookshelf

  3. I have to recommend "Sex, Rain, and Cold Fusion" by author A.R. Taylor (http://www.lonecamel.com). The title alone should catch most guys attention. I can assure you it does cover all three topics as well :) The story follows eccentric physicist David Oster. David is an immature guy with a ton of girlfriends and not much direction in his life. When offered an opportunity in Washington, he leaves California to pursue a new challenge. David is secretly in search of a fifth force hidden in the deep ocean waves, but a series of strange and hilarious occurrences keep sidetracking his research. This is a truly funny book with a twisted dark side to it. Consider this as a fun and addictive read this holiday.