It can be hard to find the perfect present for the man who has everything.
However, a book is always a good idea! Covering topics such as war, crime and mystery, grammar, and cooking, I have put together a list of 5 different types of books - sure to pique the interest of even the fussiest male.
1. The Wrong Side of Goodbye- Michael Connelly RRP $32.99
Number one best-seller, Michael Connelly's newest release follows on from his Harry Bosch series.
This time around, only Harry Bosch can uncover LA's darkest secrets. Harry is a part-time detective, who is hired to find a person that may or may not exist.
Upon his investigation, he uncovers uncanny links to his own past, and he know's that he cannot rest until he uncovers the truth. A gripping page-turner, with all the thrills that you would expect from a Connelly mystery.
2. Hack in a Flack Jacket - Peter Stefonovic RRP $29.99
Foreign Correspondent, Peter Stefonovic, gives a gripping account of war and terrorism from the frontline.
Read about his eye-opening, honest and horrifying first-hand experiences from his years of reporting from war zones.
Peter has witnessed incredible destruction and death has surrounded him for many years. Leaving him with horrific images, that he will never forget. At times his own life has been severely at risk; all in the name of delivering news wherever and whenever it happens. A truly thrilling must-read.
44 Days is the epic World War II story of Australia's 75 Squadron - and the 44 days when these brave and barely trained pilots fought alone against the Japanese.
This is a largely un-told story of the brave but over-looked heroes, as they stood alone for 44 days, battling the Japanese as they defended Port Moseby.
Michael Veitch, actor, presenter and critically acclaimed author, brings to life the incredible exploits and tragic sacrifices of this courageous squadron of Australian heroes. A great read, and terrific insight in Australia's wartime history.
4. F* *king Apostrophes - Simon Griffin RRP $16.99
A must-have for those who are fanatical over punctaution. This hilariously written guide, will not only make you laugh out loud, but also teach you a lot about grammar along the way.
Apostrophes are a pain. The rules about how to use them are complicated and confusing. This book was originally written as advice by a copywriter for designers. It's a light-hearted, pocket-sized guide to getting it right.
Told with hilarious examples, this is a perfect gift for lovers of the written word.
5. The Dinner Ladies - Sophie Gilliatt and Katherine Westwood RRP $32.99
The extremely-organised duo, Katherine Westwood and Sophie Gilliatt, have put together over 170 recipes that you can cook now and eat later.
All recipes can be prepared ahead of time and kept in the fridge of freezer until needed. Meaning that you can reclaim your evenings!
Included in this freezer-filling cook book are traditional favourites like, slow-cooked lamb shanks, hearty curries, healthy vegetable based meals; as well as delicious desserts like, raspberry and coconut crumble or chocolate mint honey pots.
The Dinner Ladies are extremely familiar with assorted tastes - as together they run a home-delivery service of healthy, home-cooked meals. They cater for a wide range of appetites, so you can be sure that their book contains scrumptious recipes that the whole family will enjoy.
Each recipe contains detailed step-by-step instructions, and most have full page pictures accompanying them.
A perfect gift idea for the man who loves to cook!
Available to purchase here.