Celebrity picks: David Baldacci's favorite reads of 2019

Erin Kodicek on November 29, 2019
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baldacci.JPGIn David Baldacci's latest Atlee Pine thriller, A Minute to Midnight, our heroine's career is on the line when she continues to be haunted by the abduction of her twin sister. Was Mercy killed thirty years ago? Is she still alive? Agent Pine is more determined than ever to find the truth, but a serial killer ends up distracting her investigation...

As prolific a writer as David Baldacci is, he's also a voracious reader. We asked him recently why reading is important. "You read to expand your horizons. You read to trample prejudice and ignorance. You read to make yourself more empathetic. You read to empower yourself to be a full participant in a free society. You read because it’s fun. You read to enable yourself to think. So, if we don’t read, we will have none of those things. And we will be banished to inhabit a world that none of us would ever freely choose to experience."

Here's what he's been reading and enjoying lately. 


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A Dangerous Man (An Elvis Cole and Joe Pike Novel) by Robert Crais

Brings back two of my favorite fictional characters, Elvis Cole and Joe Pike, in a rollicking slicky-plotted action thriller.


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The Turn of the Key by Ruth Ware

Another spine-chilling tale from our generation’s Agatha Christie.


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The Long Call (The Two Rivers Series) by Ann Cleeves

Ann Cleeves introduces us to another extraordinary detective, Matthew Venn.


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Churchill: Walking with Destiny by Andrew Roberts

In Andrew Roberts's Churchill, we learn pretty much every fascinating detail of one of the 20th century’s towering figures.


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