Celebrity Picks: Lee Child's Favorite Reads of 2018

Chris Schluep on January 14, 2019
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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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