Celebrity Picks: Lee Child's Favorite Reads of 2018

Chris Schluep on January 14, 2019


Lee Child has been writing about Jack Reacher for more than 30 years, and his latest, Past Tense, is the twenty-third book in a series that shows no sign of slowing. Past Tense is the story of a cross country trip cut unexpectedly short when Reacher learns that his father may have misrepresented his own life story. Reacher's trip may have come to a quick thud of an end, but the book itself is just taking off.

So what does Lee Child read when he's not writing? Hint: there are a couple of thrillers on his list.

For more recommendations, see the Amazon Books Editors' picks for the Best Books of the Year.

Lee Child's Favorite Reads of 2018

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The Intrusions by Stav Sherez

My fellow UK writer Ian Rankin called this "Silence of the Lambs for the internet age” - and he’s right. Terrific.

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She Rides Shotgun by Jordan Harper

A friend took my elbow, took me into a bookstore, bought this, gave it to me, and insisted I read it. He was right - excellent.

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Against the Grain: A Deep History of the Earliest States by James C. Scott

Prehistoric non-fiction arguing that the move to farming was bad for us, but good for our rulers. I love learning about human origins.

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