7 Books Your Man Will Love ...

My boyfriend and I recently bought a set of bookcases from IKEA, and after the six hours it took us to assemble them, our biggest task now is filling them. Of course, my shelves on the bookcases are crammed with books, but his shelves are nearly bare… so it’s time to find some books for him, books he’ll want to read, books that aren’t all written by Jon Krakauer. Here are 7 books any guy will love!

1. “How to” by Jennifer McKnight-Trontz

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Wondering how to take a pulse, slice a ham, build a campfire, serve overhand in tennis, or use a fire extinguisher? This book has all the instructions, all using simple retro-style drawings that make it all oh-so-clear and simple. This would be an ideal book for the guy who’s always prepared, or just wants to feel like he knows everything.

2. “the Artists in the Office” by Summer Pierre

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What a marvelous little book for artists forced to work a 9-to-5 office job. If your guy is an unsigned rock star or other undiscovered artist, this book will quite possibly make his hours as a cubicle slave a little more bearable, and actually fun, interesting, and inspiring.

3. “Stuff White People like” by Christian Lander

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Organic food, film festivals, free-trade coffee, and Wes Anderson movies… these are all things, according to author Christian Lander, that white people like. This book is filled with clever takes on what it means to be white, taken directly from the popular website of the same name. This book is hilarious, mostly because it’s so true!

4. “642 Things to Draw” by Eloise Leigh

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Here’s another book to inspire the artist in your life, a little book with suggestions of things to draw, some obvious (a cupcake or a robot) and some that require a lot of imagination (a zombie, a mirage, a bus stop). The book has all sorts of ideas and plenty of room for doodling.

5. “Wreck This Journal” by Keri Smith

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The term “think outside the box” is so over-used, but that’s the only way I can describe this little journal, by saying that it’s really a wonderful way to encourage someone to think outside that proverbial box. This book encourages its own demise by such activities as journal golf, leaf pressing, and more… including a page for four-letter words.

6. “the Zombie Survival Guide” by Max Brooks

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How will you survive the zombie apocalypse? If you don’t have a plan Z yet, it’s time to get it together, with the aid of this handy book. It covers all sorts of topics, from how to best kill a zombie (“blades don’t need reloading”), to how to conceal yourself from them while you lie in wait.

7. “the Worst-Case Scenario Survival Handbook: Work” by Joshua Piven and David Borgenicht

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Now that you and your guy know how to survive a zombie invasion, do you know how to survive the next worst thing — the workplace? This handy book has tips on how to flourish under those fluorescent office lights, from how to get out of a meeting to disguising a tattoo to getting that soda out of the machine that always steals your dollar. Excellent!

Those books alone ought to fill at least part of one shelf, right? And I know my guy will love every one of these, especially the “Stuff White People Like” and the “Zombie Survival Guide.” Which of these books do you think your boyfriend will love?

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