Celebrity Picks: Patrick Rothfuss's Favorite Reads of 2017

Jon Foro on November 23, 2017
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Patrick-Rothfuss225.jpgIn 2007, fantasy readers were mesmerized by Patrick Rothfuss's expansive and electrifying debut novel, The Name of the Wind. Rothfuss continued his Kingkiller Chronicles with The Wise Man's Fear and an associated novella, The Slow Regard of Silent Things. Now, on the tenth anniversary of The Name of the Wind, Rothfuss has released a hardcover edition of the book with additional gorgeous art and extensive appendices.

But which books thrill Rothfuss? See his picks below, and look here for the latest celebrity favorites.


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Clean Room by Gail Simone
I read a lot of graphic novels these days, but this one I loved beyond all others. The story starts fast and clean and clear. It's clever, amazingly well-executed, and delightfully original. It has everything I want in a story, and nothing that irritates me. That's so, so rare. Fair warning: Sex and Violence in here.

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Little House in the Big Woods by Laura Ingalls Wilder
I read this book out loud to my two little boys. Until I had kids, I didn't know that Little House on the Praire was based on real events. Or that Laura Ingalls Wilder's stories started here in Wisconsin. Aside from that though, I have to say that these books are more dramatic and engaging than half the fantasy novels I read. They should be called, "The Adventures of Pa Ingalls: Pioneer Badass."

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The Overneath by Peter S Beagle
I was lucky enough to get an advance reading copy of this book a month ago, and reading it reminded me why Peter S Beagle is one of my favorite authors. His prose is so lovely and easy to read. He's one of the first books I recommend to anyone.


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Scott Adams
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Alec Baldwin
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Valerie Bertinelli
Mark Bittman
Mark Bittman
Mark Bowden
Mark Bowden
Russell Brand
Russell Brand
Pierce Brown
Pierce Brown
Tina Brown
Tina Brown
Barbara Pierce Bush
Barbara Pierce Bush
Ron Chernow
Ron Chernow
Cassandra Clare
Cassandra Clare
Ree Drummond
Ree Drummond
Ainsley Earhardt
Ainsley Earhardt
Jennifer Egan
Jennifer Egan
Ian Falconer
Ian Falconer
Reza Farazmand
Reza Farazmand
Anna Faris
Anna Faris
Tim Ferriss
Tim Ferriss
Ken Follett
Ken Follett
Elias Weiss Friedman
Elias Weiss Friedman
Diana Gabaldon
Diana Gabaldon
John Green
John Green
Jenna Bush Hager
Jenna Bush Hager
John Hodgman
John Hodgman
Alice Hoffman
Alice Hoffman
Walter Isaacson
Walter Isaacson
Christopher Kimball
Christopher Kimball
Denis Leary
Denis Leary
John le Carré
John le Carré
Debbie Macomber
Debbie Macomber
Sarah J. Maas
Sarah J. Maas
Celeste Ng
Celeste Ng
Lawrence O'Donnell
Lawrence O'Donnell
Tim O'Reilly
Tim O'Reilly
Yotam Ottolenghi
Yotam Ottolenghi
Louise Penny
Louise Penny
Jacques Pépin
Jacques Pépin
Alex Prud'homme
Alex Prud'homme
Dan Rather
Dan Rather
Jason Reynolds
Jason Reynolds
Rick Riordan
Rick Riordan
Patrick Rothfuss
Patrick Rothfuss
Sheryl Sandberg
Sheryl Sandberg
Brandon Sanderson
Brandon Sanderson
Jason Segel
Jason Segel
Gail Simmons
Gail Simmons
Shaun T.
Shaun T.
Jeffrey Tambor
Jeffrey Tambor
Amy Tan
Amy Tan
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Ivanka Trump
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Gabrielle Union
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Dar Williams
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Gene Luen Yang


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