Celebrity picks: James Patterson's favorite reads of 2019

Erin Kodicek on November 19, 2019
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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. His latest thriller, Criss Cross, finds Alex Cross in the cross-hairs of a killer whose investigative acumen rivals his own...

What were the books that impressed Patterson most this year? He shares some recent favorites below. 


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What It Takes: Lessons in the Pursuit of Excellence by Stephen A. Schwarzman

Excellence is in short supply these days, but you’ll be thrilled to find it in both Stephen Schwarzman and What It Takes. Anyone who is interested in Wall Street—at its best—should give it a try!


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The British Are Coming: The War for America, Lexington to Princeton, 1775-1777 by Rick Atkinson"

Atkinson is a first-rate journalist and an excellent storyteller, which makes for a remarkable combination in the first volume of his new trilogy.


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Bloody Genius by John Sandford"

A fast-paced, page-turning crime novel that won’t disappoint Virgil Flowers fans. 


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Catch and Kill: Lies, Spies, and a Conspiracy to Protect Predators by Ronan Farrow

Catch and Kill is proof that Ronan Farrow is the best kind of reporter: thorough, honest, and compassionate when sympathy is earned. Catch and Kill digs deep and Farrow is never afraid to tell the truth no matter where the sparks may fly.


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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


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