Celebrity Picks: Sally Field's Favorite Reads of 2018

Erin Kodicek on December 10, 2018

field.JPGAn award-winning actress on the big and small screens, playing everything from a flying nun to Mary Todd Lincoln, American icon Sally Field can add bestselling author to her long list of accolades. In Pieces is her illuminating account of a troubled childhood, storied career, and the intimate--and sometimes fraught--relationships that have informed such an extraordinary life.

So what has Ms. Field been reading this year? See her picks and why she 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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The Witch Elm by Tana French

Ms. French cannot write books fast enough to satisfy me and though this one does not involve her incredible Dublin Murder Squad, it is a mindboggling, page-turning, who-done-it where the crime keeps changing. Masterfully crafted, and written as one long interior monologue, it never allows the reader to know what any other character is thinking—much less, where the plot will ultimately take them.

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Sing, Unburied, Sing by Jesmyn Ward

This beautifully written book is about the power of family, about fathers and mothers, weak and strong, young and old. It’s about growing up in rural Mississippi, through the eyes of a thirteen-year-old black boy looking for his identity in a flawed and complicated world. I couldn’t put it down.

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The Death of Democracy by Benjamin Carter Hett

Not exactly a light holiday book, no. But I believe it’s a must read nonetheless. If history repeats itself then we need to know what came before and this is a horrifying account of how the Nazi Party came to power, how Germany fell prey to the evil that occurred and how fragile democracy is when the people in power do not respect it. This book too, is a page-turner but I don’t promise you’ll feel satisfied at the end. You’ll feel afraid.

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