2021 Best Books For Men :14 New Choices for the Spring

Man reading in woods

Men read too…

Authors like David Baldacci, Daniel Silva, James Patterson and John Grisham have been consistently delivering entertaining novels for years. Along with all the great books by those tried and true, below are some recommendations to spice things up a bit. For all the men out there, here are some brand new books…from government and drugs to running and travel, memoirs, short stories, adventurous novels and more! No matter where your interests lie, there is something new to dive into, learn about and enjoy.

On the House

On the House: A Washington Memoir by John Boehner

Former Speaker of the House shares stories of his time in office, views on politics and other leaders, advice to the media and more.

Empire of Pain

Empire of Pain: The Secret History of the Sackler Dynasty by Patrick Radden Keefe

Nonfiction reporting about three generations of the Sackler family, the marketing of Oxycontin and the opioid crisis.

Gold Diggers

Gold Diggers by Sarjena Sathian

A coming of age story about an Indian-American teenager and a magical potion derived from gold.

First Person Singular

First Person Singular by Haruki Murakami

A collection of short stories told by a lonely man, touching upon love, loss, childhood and death.

Beautiful Things

Beautiful Things: A Memoir by Hunter Biden

From loss and addiction to sobriety, Hunter Biden shares his journey.

The Bomber Mafia

The Bomber Mafia: A Dream, a Temptation, and the Longest Night of the Second World War by Malcolm Gladwell

Gladwell shares history in the discussion of war, innovation and precision bombing.

Shooting Midnight Cowboy

Shooting Midnight Cowboy: Art, Sex, Loneliness, Liberation, and the Making of a Dark Classic by Glenn Frankel

Innovation in American cinema and a country breaking free from cultural and sexual repression centered around NYC.


Fulfillment: Winning and Losing in One-Click America by Alec MacGillis, Stefan Alexander MacGillis

Amazon’s impact on wealth and poverty across the country.

World Travel

World Travel: An Irreverent Guide by Anthony Bordain

A guide to fascinating places all over the world experienced by Anthony Bordain.

Dear NHS: 100 Stories to Say Thank You

Dear NHS: 100 Stories to Say Thank You by Adam Kay (Editor)

A collection of personal stories about the health service; contributors include Lee Child, Bill Bryson and Stanley Tucci. Profits from this book go to National Health Service Charities Together.

A Runner’s High: My Life in Motion by Dean Karnazes

The author chronicles his adventures leading up to the Western States 100-Mile Endurance Run in his mid fifties.

We Begin at the End

We Begin at the End by Chris Whitaker

With the Chief of Police’s best friend in jail, this is an inspiring novel about people who deserve more that life serves.

Raft of Stars

Raft of Stars by Andrew J. Graff

Fictional story about two young boys on the run and the adults that journey into the woods of Wisconsin to find them.


Authentic: A Meoir by the Founder of Vans by Paul Van Doren

Candid, compelling memoir by a high school dropout who went on to create an iconic brand.

And in case you missed them…

The Heart's Invisible Furies

The Hearts Invisible Furies by John Boyne

Epic story beginning in Ireland in the 1940s and told by an ordinary man.

This Tender Land

This Tender Land by William Kent Krueger

Four orphaned vagabonds journey toward Mississippi.


Beartown by Fredrik Backman

Small town junior ice hockey team with a chance to compete in the national semi-finals brings hope to the community.

More Book Lists For Men…

Book Recommendations for Men 2021

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What to Read: One Man’s Perspective (Mike Waxman’s recommendations)

Books About Music and Musicians


  1. Great list here! With father’s day coming up I have been trying to find some good books for my dad! He’s an avid reader and tends to lean towards action-packed books (think Tom Clancy). I am going to order “We Begin at the End” for him – thanks! I recently read a book that I think he would enjoy as well as other male readers called “Cyclops Conspiracy” by William McGinnis. It’s a fast-paced thriller reminiscent of Bond and Reacher, with awesome characters and a really exciting plot. The author brings this world to life through great characterization and believable storylines, you can imagine these situations taking place in today’s world! It really left me with so many thoughts and questions about how things really are in the world of anti-terrorism. How safe are we really? Perhaps it could be added to a future list! Thanks again

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