Thursday, September 3, 2009

Books for guys

Books for boys, that's my focus this week.
A lot of boys don't want to read vampire love stories, or high school love stories, or fairy love stories. A lot of boys, in fact, do not want to read any kind of love stories!

So what are some good books for guys who don't want to read love stories? ...... I'm glad you asked!
Here is a small list of books for guys. These have all been read by me, and I certify that they are suitable for any guy, but, girls like them too!

The Lightning Thief (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Book 1)Number one on my list is The Lightning Thief. First book in the excellent series, "Percy Jackson and the Olympians", by author Rick Riordan. Tells of the exploits of the son of Poseidan (the god of the ocean in Greek mythology), and his friends. But, don't stop at the first book, the whole series is excellent and worthy of note. I found my self chuckling all the way through this one. Ares, god of war, rides a Harley. Hades, god of the underworld lives under Los Angeles, and his anger is the cause of the earthquakes that plague the Southland! Charon, the ferryman of souls, wears Italian suits! Funny, intelligent and exciting stuff! Plus, the movie comes out in February '10

Acceleration (Readers Circle)What would you do if you found the journal of a killer? Ignore it? Turn it in to the police? Or try to catch him yourself? Number two on my list is Acceleration by Graham McNamee.
I couldn't put this one down! Even the cover art is creepy! Brrrr! Set in the lovely city of Toronto, Canada, where my good friend Coco Chanel is from! (Hi Coco sweetie! I miss you pookie!)


Project Sweet LifeThird book recommended by me is, Project Sweet Life by Brent Hartinger. Funny book about three friends trying to fool their parents, and everyone else, into thinking that they have summer jobs! But, keeping the parents duped, is more work than a real job would have been!
I especially liked how the boy who was supposedly the lifeguard didn't have a tan!
Fun and easy to read. Most guys can relate to the guys in this book!

More guy books I recommend are:

The Fall of Reach (Halo, Bk. 1)The Halo series by Eric Nyland and William Dietz. From the video games. Lots of battle scenes, and genetically engineered Spartan warriors in cool Mjolnir armor that make them darn near invinsible! Lots of cool battles, and action!
Death to the Covenant!

Ender's Game (Ender, Book 1)
Ender's Game series by Orson Scott Card. Lots of action and great science fiction. Six books in the Ender series. Worth the read guys!

The 39 Clues Book 1:The Maze of BonesThe 39 Clues series - 4 books in the series so far, each written by a different author, Rick Riordan, Gordon Korman, Peter Lerangis and Judy Watson. Two orphaned siblings run around the world in search of 39 clues that will lead them to a fortune and reveal who killed their parents. Among other things!
**Update** There are now 8 books in the series! And book number 8 is on my "next to read" shelf!

The Graveyard BookThe Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman. This years Newberry award winner. A boy named Nobody Owens lives in a graveyard, and is raised by ghosts! A very good, well written story, worth the read!

That's it for now, check back in a day or two for more recommendations!

Happy Labor Day reading to everyone!




  1. Hi Kiki --
    Books for Guys: how about a book series? Over the years - I have read and really liked "The Stainless Steel Rat" series by Harry Harrison. These stories are about a Con Artist the lives below the radar and off the grid. He likens himself to a Rat that lives within the walls of society. But - he's claims to be a Stainless Steel Rat because he lives in a High Tech future. Good fun, humorous and SciFi. What more could a Guy want?
    -- the One Eyed Geek

  2. It does sound great Geek, I'll have to read them!

    Thanks for the post!

    Kiki C.