Celebrity picks: Louise Penny's favorite reads of 2019

Al Woodworth on September 03, 2019
Share

Penny_Louise.jpgBeloved and bestselling Louise Penny continues to captivate readers with her Chief Inspector Gamache novels. Her latest, A Better Man, follows our fearless hero as the flood waters rise and he goes in search of a missing girl.... The result is a thrilling page-turner.

This year, we again caught up with Louise Penny to learn what's she loved the past twelve months. Read her picks below and why she chose them.


Print Book
Kindle Book
Audible Audiobook

The Book of Gutsy Women: Favorite Stories of Courage and Resilience by Hillary Rodham Clinton and Chelsea Clinton

If we ever needed guts, it’s now. No matter how you feel about the Clintons, and I happen to be a fan, this book is an inspiration. We all need role models and never more than today. Here are some powerful ones, for women and for men. For girls and for boys. For all of us.


Print Book
Kindle Book
Audible Audiobook

Working by Robert A. Caro

My God I loved this book. It is vivid, honest, warm and thoughtful. Insightful for sure, in a way that is so appealing. Caro, one of the great biographers and journalists of our time, writes about writing. About researching. About facts and truth. A simply mesmerizing book.


Print Book
Kindle Book
Audible Audiobook

Say Nothing: A True Story of Murder and Memory in Northern Ireland by Patrick Radden Keefe

A devastating, searing exploration of a terrible crime in Belfast and the culture of silence that surrounded it. In exposing the disappearance and murder of a mother of ten, Keefe sheds light on the wider tragedy of The Troubles. But alongside the violence and dread, he also illuminates the profound desire for reconciliation, for compassion. This is a great book.

Shop on Amazon
Print Book | Kindle Book


Print Book
Kindle Book

Everyday Dorie: The Way I Cook by Dorie Greenspan

Far more than a cookbook, this is a wonderful journey into the passions of the gifted, often hilarious, always charming Dorie Greenspan. I am not a cook, but my characters are, and they often gather around the table in my books. Many of the meals this year have come from Everyday Dorie. Just a wonderful book to read, to slobber over, and yes, to welcome friends and family around the table. Delicious in every way.


Browse more celebrity picks:


Judd Apatow
Judd Apatow
David Baldacci
David Baldacci
Mark Bittman
Mark Bittman
Karamo Brown
Karamo Brown

Kobe Bryant
Kobe Bryant
Eva Chen
Eva Chen
Ani DiFranco
Ani DiFranco
Ree Drummond
Ree Drummond

Janet Evanovich
Janet Evanovich
Jimmy Fallon
Jimmy Fallon
Flea
Flea
Tan France
Tan France

Elizabeth Gilbert
Elizabeth Gilbert
Chelsea Handler
Chelsea Handler
Rachel Hollis
Rachel Hollis
Bob Iger
Robert Iger

Elton John
Elton John
Stephen King
Stephen King
Jeff Kinney
Jeff Kinney
Hoda Kotb
Hoda Kotb

Debbie Macomber
Debbie Macomber
Admiral McRaven
Admiral McRaven
Erin Morgenstern
Erin Morgenstern
Lupita Nyong'o
Lupita Nyong'o

Delia Owens
Delia Owens
James Patterson
James Patterson
Louise Penny
Louise Penny
Dav Pilkey
Dav Pilkey

Antoni Porowski
Antoni Porowski
Rachel Ray
Rachael Ray
Jason Reynolds
Jason Reynolds
Rick Riordan
Rick Riordan

Adam Rippon
Adam Rippon
Salman Rushdie
Salman Rushdie
Drew Scott
Drew Scott
Jonathan Scott
Jonathan Scott

Ryan Serhant
Ryan Serhant
Carly Simon
Carly Simon
Simon Sinek
Simon Sinek
Gloria Steinem
Gloria Steinem

John Waters
John Waters
Lindy West
Lindy West
Ali Wong
Ali Wong


Lists + Reviews

Best Books Literature + Fiction Nonfiction Kids + Young Adult Mystery, Thriller + Suspense Science Fiction + Fantasy Comics + Graphic Novels Romance Eating + Drinking

Authors

Interviews Guest Essays Celebrity Picks

News + Features

News Features Awards Podcast

Editors

Omnivoracious, The Amazon Book Review

Feeds Facebook Twitter YouTube