James Patterson, one of the most prolific and popular writers of our time, is best known for his Alex Cross, Women's Murder Club, Michael Bennett, Maximum Ride, Middle School, and I Funny series. This year he also co-authored a thriller with former president Bill Clinton (The President Is Missing), a literary marriage arranged by their mutual agent, Bob Barnett.
So what has Mr. Patterson been reading this year? See his picks and why he chose them below, and look here for the latest celebrity favorites. For even more recommendations, learn more about the Amazon Books Editors' picks for the Best Books of the Year.
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