Man books – books with “man” in the title

We see our fair share of books with “woman” in the title, so I thought it would be fun to see what “man” books are out there. Turns out plenty! I’ve only read one of these, but many of the books listed here are from bestselling authors. I included one steamy one, so read that one at your own risk 😉

Here are 10 “man” books and there are many more! All links and descriptions are from Goodreads, Amazon or my blog.

A Better Man by Louise Penny – I’ve read a few Louise Penny books, but not this one. Book 15 in the Armand Gamache series. Catastrophic spring flooding, blistering attacks in the media, and a mysterious disappearance greet Chief Inspector Armand Gamache as he returns to the Sûreté du Québec in the latest novel by #1 New York Times bestselling author Louise Penny.

A Gambling Man by David Baldacci – Book 2 in the Archer series. Aloysius Archer, the straight-talking World War II veteran fresh out of prison, returns in this riveting #1 New York Times bestselling thriller from David Baldacci.

The Gray Man by Mark Greaney – Book 1 in the Gray Man series. To those who lurk in the shadows, he’s known as the Gray Man. He is a legend in the covert realm, moving silently from job to job, accomplishing the impossible and then fading away. And he always hits his target. Always.

The Innocent Man by John Grisham – John Grisham’s first work of nonfiction: a true crime story that will terrify anyone who believes in the presumption of innocence. “Both an American tragedy and [Grisham’s] strongest legal thriller yet, all the more gripping because it happens to be true.”—Entertainment Weekly

The Lost Man by Jane Harper – This is the one I’ve read: Nathan and Bub Bright were shocked when their middle brother, Cameron died in the outback’s unrelenting heat. It didn’t make sense that he’d had gone out on foot to the legendary Stockman’s Grave, miles from his truck and the family’s cattle ranch. At forty, Cam was a successful and capable rancher and ran the family’s business. And he knew the dangers of the desert heat. Despite signs that Cam was desperate to find shade, investigators suggest that Cam took his own life.

The Memory Man by David Baldacci – Book 1 in the Amos Decker series. Amos Decker’s life changed forever–twice. The first time was on the gridiron. A big, towering athlete, he was the only person from his hometown of Burlington ever to go pro. But his career ended before it had a chance to begin. On his very first play, a violent helmet-to-helmet collision knocked him off the field for good, and left him with an improbable side effect–he can never forget anything.

Rich Man, Poor Man by Irwin Shaw – I’d forgotten about this one! This New York Times–bestselling saga of two brothers in postwar America, the basis for the classic miniseries, is “a book you can’t put down” (The New York Times).

This Man by Jodi Ellen Malpas  – Steam warning!! Named one of “The 20 Greatest Ever Romance Novels According to Goodreads Reviews” by O, The Oprah Magazine. Young interior designer Ava O’Shea has no idea what awaits her at the Manor. A run-of-the-mill consultation with a stodgy country gent seems likely, but what Ava finds instead is Jesse Ward—a devastatingly handsome, utterly confident, pleasure-seeking playboy who knows no boundaries…

Have you read any of these “man” books? Leave a comment!

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33 thoughts on “Man books – books with “man” in the title

    1. Hi Noelle, I’ve never read Rich Man, Poor Man or Baldacci’s books, but I have read Grisham and Penny. I like Penny’s books – she’s a very good writer. Thanks for the visit!

  1. Funny, you should mention this topic as I was just given a copy of “The Hundred Year Old Man Who Climbed Out of The Window and Disappeared” by Jonas Jonasson. I have so many good things about this book that I plan to start reading it very soon, like tomorrow. The only one I have read from your list is Rich Man Poor Man.

    1. Hi Darlene – oh this book sounds so good – I just looked it up. I’m not surprised you want to read it right away! You’ll have to let me know – I may read it soon too, after reading the description 🙂

      1. So many people have told me they loved it, and then a friend offered a copy to me yesterday. It was meant to be.

    1. Hi Jill – my friend loves Baldacci’s books. I need to give them a go. And I’ve read a few of Grisham’s books, from years ago. Thanks for the visit and comment 🙂

  2. I read Rich Man, Poor Man years ago. I remember the mini-series, too. I’ve not read the other “Man” books you list here. I’m more inclined to look for the word “Woman” in the title.

    1. Hi Ally – they are a little mannish! 😉 I’ve never read Rich Man, Poor Man, but I’m thinking I’ll go back. I am drawn to the woman books too. Thank you for reading and commenting!

    1. Hi Lynette – I think I will go back and read Rich Man, Poor Man. I remember the old cover (which I didn’t use here). I’m sure it was on a shelf at our house at one point. Thanks for the visit!

  3. I’m a big Grisham fan so I’ll probably check out that one. I read Rich Man Poor Man a long time ago. The mini series left out a lot but it was always fun to watch Nick Nolte tear up the screen!

    1. I remember when the miniseries was on tv, but I didn’t watch it. I didn’t remember that Nick Nolte was in it – that’s an incentive to go back and watch 🙂 Thank you for reading and commenting!

    1. Oh of course! I’d forgotten that one. I haven’t read it but I read Britt Marie Was Here and My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She’s Sorry. Thanks for adding to the list, Donna!

    1. Hi Robbie – Jane Harper (The Lost Man) is an excellent writer. I’ve read a few of her books – they are set in Australia and are atmospheric. Thanks for the visit!

    1. I’m curious about some of them. These authors are very popular at the library, and on OverDrive! You should get your husband to review a book on your blog 🙂 Thanks for the visit, Marian!

      1. Barbara, I am printing your reply so I can give it to my husband. He will be flattered at the suggestion, but I’m not sure he feels confident about reviewing. After all, he is an artist. Ha!

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