With a new study commissioned by The Reading Agency saying men are giving up on reading books because they prefer to watch the big screen version instead, we thought it was about time we payed homage to the book nerd boys in our lives.
Some studies claim men make up just 20% of the fiction reading population, but the guys we know have TBR piles practically toppling over with spy thrillers, historical epics, graphic novels, romantic tomes and literary fiction. This week, we’ve rounded up five nerdy bookends for the literary lads in your life (we’d happily display these little beauties on our shelves, too).
1. To the bookshelves, Batman! What happens when The Man of Steel faces off against the Dark Knight? We’ll find out when Zack Snyder’s Batman vs. Superman hits the big screen next year. In the meantime, we can tell you that a superhero showdown will totally keep your books nice and tidy. £32 from Gag Gifts.
2. Carved direwolves guard the Stark crypts located below Winterfell in fantasy epic Games of Thrones, so they're perfect for guarding your most precious tomes. £40 from ThinkGeek.