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Books for Boys

I ran across this great list of books for boys not too long ago. Go figure, the list was right here on Central Valley Moms,  but it was kinda tucked away, so I thought I’d post it here in case you missed it. 


An excellent way for young men to exercise their emotional muscles – and perfect for long summer days: diving into a great book. At the end of “Swagger,” author Lisa Bloom offers a “Books Boys Love” appendix. The following are among her recommendations for ages 15-18:

“The Catcher in the Rye” by J.D. Salinger: “Tell your boy this book is still on banned book lists.”

“The Lord of the Rings” by J.R.R. Tolkien: “Any teenager into fantasy should read this series of books.”

“Paper Towns” by John Green: “Not your girlfriend’s love story.”

“The Dresden Files,” a series of books by Jim Butcher: “Who wouldn’t love a story about a private eye who has to tangle with the supernatural on a daily basis?”

“The Count of Monte Cristo” by Alexandre Dumas: “As one online reviewer wrote, ‘Best. Book. Ever.’”

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