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Take At Least 1 Of These 6 Books On Staycation…

Heading off on staycation? Even if you’re venturing further afar for your summer holiday, you’re going to need a good book (or two) to give you the real escapism you need.

We’ve handpicked 6 books we think every guy should read. From a very apt guide on ‘microadventures’ to ‘ex-cop goes back for more’, take a look at these, pick your poison and get packing.


1. Microadventures by Alastair Humphreys

With many people staying closer to home this summer, Microadventures by Alastair Humphreys seems like the perfect place to start. All about bringing the spirit of a big adventure to a smaller, snappier scale, this is a practical guide for anyone who is jumping on board at staycation station this year. Filled with plenty of destination ideas with A-class photography and all the tips you need, get your hands on Microadventures before you set off.



2. Antkind by Charlie Kaufman

Antkind tells the story of an “underappreciated” film critique who accidentally stumbles across what he deems to be ‘the best film ever made’. Now’s his chance to finally give the world what it truly deserves (and make his career) in the form of a significantly groundbreaking film. The only problem? The film is destroyed and only one frame remains. And so the impossible journey of modern recreation begins…



3. Three Women by Lisa Taddeo

Three Women is all about female sexuality, desire and belonging. Unmet needs, unspoken thoughts, disappointments, hopes and unrelenting obsessions, Lisa Taddeo has created an extraordinary read that’ll captivate your every being. The international No.1 bestseller, this is one you can’t possibly miss.



4. I Never Said I Loved You by Rhik Samadder

A memoir that’ll break – then make – your heart, I Never Said I Loved You has been described as ‘as heartbreaking as it is hilarious’. On a backpacking trip with his mother, Rhik finds himself able to open up for the first time in years. Speaking on mental health, grief, disorders and more with frank honesty, Rhik creates a powerful read worth everyone’s time.



5. Blacktop Wasteland by S.A. Cosby

“Like Breaking Bad in a high-speed collision with Drive”, Blacktop Wasteland follows an ex-con – now living the quiet life – who has been tempted into one last heist with the promise of a big pay-out and its accompanied financial security. It’s going well… until it isn’t. Crime fiction doesn’t come fresher than this.



6. Humankind by Rutger Bregman

A complex insight into humans and kindness, best-selling author Rutger Bregman takes some of the world’s most famous studies and events and reframes them, providing a new perspective on the last 200,000 years of human history. From the cooperation seen in the aftermath of the Blitz to the hidden flaws in the Stanford Prison Experiment, Bregman shows how believing in human kindness and altruism can be a new way to think – and act as the foundation for achieving true change in our society.



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