Celebrity picks: Debbie Macomber's favorite reads of 2019

Chris Schluep on December 05, 2019
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As the saying goes: so many books, so little time! Reading is my not-so-guilty addiction. I read a very diverse selection of books and they all offer their unique benefits. Reading takes you to another place, time period, or emotional state. It’s an escape but also an enjoyable hobby. When I read nonfiction, it stretches my thinking. When I read romance, it gives me a hopeful heart, and when I read historical fiction, I find myself immersed in a time period I may have never lived in or experienced.

—Debbie Macomber


See Debbie Macomber's favorite recent reads below:



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Daisy Jones & The Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid

This book has been my best read of 2019 thus far—I couldn’t put it down! The story lingered in my mind long after I turned the last page and even then it was hard to let go of the characters. It reads almost like nonfiction. I enjoyed the interview format and I could almost hear the music along with the written lyrics. I am so thankful to have been handed this book!


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The Flight Girls by Noelle Salazar

Historical fiction at its best! It’s hard to believe that it’s Noelle Salazar’s first novel. She is a natural writer and storyteller. This World War II drama highlights the role of women pilots and the sacrifices they made for our country. I read well into the night, unable to stop. The book is unputdownable.


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The Library Book by Susan Orlean

This nonfiction book reads like fiction. My editor suggested this read, which revolves around the story of the fire in the Los Angeles Public Library in 1986. It shares an amazing story of the fire and the mystery of how it started. Along with the fire, the book relates the history of libraries and how they have evolved. This book helped me appreciate all the wonderful benefits of our community libraries.


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The Beantown Girls by Jane Healey

After Noelle Salazar’s book The Flight Girls, I was hungry for another WWII story involving women’s efforts in the war. I found it in this book, and again, once started, I couldn’t stop! The book is filled with love, courage, and bravery. The plot revolves around three women who volunteer for the Red Cross overseas, serving donuts and coffee to our troops. The heroine’s incentive is to find her fiancé who is being held in a POW camp. I could easily see this making a fabulous movie.


Browse more celebrity picks:


Judd Apatow
Judd Apatow
David Baldacci
David Baldacci
Mark Bittman
Mark Bittman
Karamo Brown
Karamo Brown

Kobe Bryant
Kobe Bryant
Eva Chen
Eva Chen
Ani DiFranco
Ani DiFranco
Ree Drummond
Ree Drummond

Janet Evanovich
Janet Evanovich
Jimmy Fallon
Jimmy Fallon
Flea
Flea
Tan France
Tan France

Elizabeth Gilbert
Elizabeth Gilbert
Chelsea Handler
Chelsea Handler
Rachel Hollis
Rachel Hollis
Bob Iger
Robert Iger

Elton John
Elton John
Stephen King
Stephen King
Jeff Kinney
Jeff Kinney
Hoda Kotb
Hoda Kotb

Debbie Macomber
Debbie Macomber
Admiral McRaven
Admiral McRaven
Erin Morgenstern
Erin Morgenstern
Lupita Nyong'o
Lupita Nyong'o

Delia Owens
Delia Owens
James Patterson
James Patterson
Louise Penny
Louise Penny
Dav Pilkey
Dav Pilkey

Antoni Porowski
Antoni Porowski
Rachel Ray
Rachael Ray
Jason Reynolds
Jason Reynolds
Rick Riordan
Rick Riordan

Adam Rippon
Adam Rippon
Salman Rushdie
Salman Rushdie
Drew Scott
Drew Scott
Jonathan Scott
Jonathan Scott

Ryan Serhant
Ryan Serhant
Carly Simon
Carly Simon
Simon Sinek
Simon Sinek
Gloria Steinem
Gloria Steinem

John Waters
John Waters
Lindy West
Lindy West
Ali Wong
Ali Wong


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