Celebrity Picks: James Patterson's Favorite Reads of 2018

Erin Kodicek on December 20, 2018
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Patterson.JPGJames 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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Educated by Tara Westover

An affecting story, well told, and incredibly compelling. Read it, and you’ll want to meet the author and hear even more about her life (I certainly did).

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Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng

A mysterious family drama that offers glimpses of secrets, through mirrors and windows, and explores the sacrifices we’re willing to make for our children. Your hometown will never look the same.

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Bad Blood by John Carreyrou

You may have thought Carreyrou’s Wall Street Journal expose on Theranos was shocking. Turns out that story barely scratched the surface of Elizabeth Holmes’ remarkable and all-encompassing web of deceit and lies. A story so incredulous you’d think it was fiction.


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Kobe Bryant
Kobe Bryant
Gisele Bündchen
Gisele Bündchen
Eva Chen
Eva Chen
Lee Child
Lee Child

Cassandra Clare
Cassandra Clare
Michael Connelly
Michael Connelly
Curious George
Curious George
Dessa
Dessa

Andre Dubus III
Andre Dubus III
Dale Earnhardt Jr.
Dale Earnhardt Jr.
Janet Evanovich
Janet Evanovich
Sally Field
Sally Field

Tana French
Tana French
Kathie Lee Gifford
Kathie Lee Gifford
Dorie Greenspan
Dorie Greenspan
The Grinch
The Grinch

Yuval Noah Harari
Yuval Noah Harari
Neil Patrick Harris
Neil Patrick Harris
Sean Hayes & Scott Icenogle
Sean Hayes & Scott Icenogle
Gina Homolka
Gina Homolka

Marlon James
Marlon James
John Kerry
John Kerry
Christopher Kimball
Christopher Kimball
Stephen King
Stephen King

Anne Lamott
Anne Lamott
Michael Lewis
Michael Lewis
Debbie Macomber
Debbie Macomber
DeRay Mckesson
DeRay Mckesson

Megan Mullally
Megan Mullally
Susan Orlean
Susan Orlean
Michael Ovitz
Michael Ovitz
Gwyneth Paltrow
Gwyneth Paltrow

James Patterson
James Patterson
Louise Penny
Louise Penny
Jodi Picoult
Jodi Picoult
Melissa Radke
Melissa Radke

Rachel Renée Russell
Rachel Renée Russell
Simon Sinek
Simon Sinek
Nicholas Sparks
Nicholas Sparks
Chrissy Teigen
Chrissy Teigen

Tiffani Thiessen
Tiffani Thiessen
Christina Tosi
Christina Tosi
Jeff Tweedy
Jeff Tweedy
Quad Webb
Quad Webb

Jacqueline Woodson
Jacqueline Woodson
Markus Zusak
Markus Zusak


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