I recently watched the movie version of The Road, and I thought it was really good. I've heard great things about the book as well, so I thought I'd give it a try.
Years ago when I worked at the library I came across The Foxfire Books. I'd never seen them before, and I found them so interesting. I put them on my wish list to buy, but just never got around to it. This year when I was racking my brain for what to get my Dad for Father's Day these books came to mind again. He's into history, antiques, gardening, and pretty much anything old fashioned. We're alike in that way, so that's how I know he'll love this book.