Research reveals you can’t go wrong with a good book. I know my dad would always welcome a book as a gift, particularly one about military history or real stories about real people.

A recent Omnipoll survey showed that Dad was one of the two-thirds of Australian men who love relaxing with a great read.

Dymocks has something for all types of dads, from the foodies to footy fans, history buffs to fiction aficionados and even the bloke who’s hard-to-buy-for. Let the well-read dads of Dymocks help you choose the ideal gift for the father, grandpa, uncle or godfather in your life.

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“There are so many great new books on offer but if you’re not sure what dad likes to read, thrillers are always a good choice. Two new action-packed novels — The Black Widow by Daniel Silva and The Bourne Enigma by Eric Van Lustbader — will have dads on the edge of their seats” says Sharyn Villaverde, National Category Manager for Dymocks.

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For foodie fathers, Dymocks recommends Jamie Oliver’s Super Food — Family Classics and the new Halliday Wine Companion 2017 whilst history fanatics will love 44 Days by Michael Veitch. While cookbooks and fiction titles remain favourites amongst booklovers, biographies are also a popular gift.

With the film release on its way, there’s a lot of buzz around Sully by Chesley B Sullenberger — the amazing story of the hero pilot who landed a crippled US Airways Flight on to the Hudson River. The remarkable memoir, Freeing Peter tells the extraordinary true story of how an ordinary Australian family took on the Egyptian government to free Peter Greste from prison.

Books for Fathers’ Day by genre:

Biography — Sully Film tie-in by Chesley B. Sullenberger; Bomber: The Whole Story by Mark Thompson; Boomer by Brent Harvey; Freeing Peter by Peter Greste and family; How Far Can You Go by John Maclean

Military/History — 44 Days by Michael Veitch; Flagship by Mike Carlton; Hamilton Hume by Robert Macklin; The Ghost Empire by Richard Fidler; The Last Fifty Miles by Adam Wakeling

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Food & Drink — Super Food Family Classics by Jamie Oliver; Halliday Wine Companion 2017 by James Halliday; Eat Real Food Cookbook by David Gillespie; The Bee Friendly Garden by Doug Purdie; Pornburger by Matthew Ramsay

Fiction — The Black Widow by Daniel Silva; The Girl with all the Gifts film tie-in by M.R. Carey; Bourne Enigma by Eric Van Lustbader; The Kept Woman by Karin Slaughter; Star Wars Aftermath: Life Debt by Chuck Wendig

Gift — The Chaser’s Australia; Lonely Planet: Epic Bike Rides of the World; Men & their Sheds by Craig Wetjen; How It Works: The Dad by Jason Hazeley & Joel Morris

Thanks to our friends at Dymocks, we have copies of the following books to giveaway:

Freeing Peter by Peter Greste and famil

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Super Food Family Classics by Jamie Oliver

Halliday Wine Companion 2017 by James Halliday

The Black Widow by Daniel Silva

Bomber: The Whole Story by Mark Thompson

Just tell us in 25 words or less which book you would like to win and why.

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All books mentioned above are available from Dymocks.

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