Celebrity Picks: John Grisham's Recent Favorites

Seira Wilson on June 15, 2017

JohnGrisham200H_photoCreditBillyHuntJohn Grisham's first book, A Time to Kill, which was famously rejected multiple times before Wynnwood Press agreed to publish it, has been followed by one bestseller after another. 

In that time Grisham has garnered some serious name recognition, helped along by well-done film adaptions of his books, like The Pelican Brief and The Firm, that were big hits at the box office.  He's written over 30 books now, and his latest, Camino Island, has all the hallmarks of what makes Grisham's thrillers such a delight to read.

A sleepy Florida town is home to a book store owner who also dabbles in the black market for stolen manuscripts, and a very important one has just been snatched.  A novelist struggling with writer's block is offered a mysterious job that will bring her close to this underworld, and we're off to the races for a fast paced read. 

We asked John Grisham what he's been reading lately, and below are his top three reads and why they made his list.  

John Grisham's Favorite Recent Reads

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Killers Of The Flower Moon by David Grann
A fascinating and tragic story of yet another chapter in our country’s history of the mistreatment of native peoples.

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The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead
A wonderful adventure and tragically compelling story into America’s greatest sin.

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The Goat Castle by Karen L. Cox
A true crime story about a murder in Mississippi in 1932 that captivated the country. (Releases October 9, 2017)
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