Celebrity Picks: Kobe Bryant's Favorite Reads of 2018

Erin Kodicek on December 18, 2018
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bryant.JPGEven if you don't know anything about sports, you know Kobe Bryant. One of the most famous basketball players of all time, "The Black Mamba" retired in 2016. Fortunately for fans and students of the game, Bryant has revealed the secrets to his success in, The Mamba Mentality: How I Play.

So what has Mr. Bryant been reading this year? See his picks and why he chose them below, and look here for the latest celebrity favorites. For even more recommendations, learn more about the Amazon Books Editors' picks for the Best Books of the Year.

*Photo credit: Andrew D. Bernstein

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Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi

This novel is a true original that embraces the depth of an African protagonist in a way I’ve never seen. I was especially intrigued by Tomi’s use of magic and mythology within her storytelling.

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Team of Rivals by Doris Kearns Goodwin

I was given this book by one of my mentors. Lincoln’s ability to unite people under one common goal was a great lesson in leadership.

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Shoe Dog by Phil Knight

I’ve learned so much from Phil over the course of my career, but never understood the full story of how he started Nike. This book taught me about the tenacity and focus on quality that goes into building a company.

 


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Kobe Bryant
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Gisele Bündchen
Eva Chen
Eva Chen
Lee Child
Lee Child
Cassandra Clare
Cassandra Clare
Michael Connelly
Michael Connelly
Curious George
Curious George
Dessa
Dessa
Andre Dubus III
Andre Dubus III
Dale Earnhardt Jr.
Dale Earnhardt Jr.
Janet Evanovich
Janet Evanovich
Sally Field
Sally Field
Tana French
Tana French
Kathie Lee Gifford
Kathie Lee Gifford
Dorie Greenspan
Dorie Greenspan
The Grinch
The Grinch
Yuval Noah Harari
Yuval Noah Harari
Neil Patrick Harris
Neil Patrick Harris
Sean Hayes & Scott Icenogle
Sean Hayes & Scott Icenogle
Gina Homolka
Gina Homolka
Marlon James
Marlon James
John Kerry
John Kerry
Christopher Kimball
Christopher Kimball
Stephen King
Stephen King
Anne Lamott
Anne Lamott
Michael Lewis
Michael Lewis
Debbie Macomber
Debbie Macomber
DeRay Mckesson
DeRay Mckesson
Megan Mullally
Megan Mullally
Susan Orlean
Susan Orlean
Michael Ovitz
Michael Ovitz
Gwyneth Paltrow
Gwyneth Paltrow
James Patterson
James Patterson
Louise Penny
Louise Penny
Jodi Picoult
Jodi Picoult
Melissa Radke
Melissa Radke
Rachel Renée Russell
Rachel Renée Russell
Simon Sinek
Simon Sinek
Nicholas Sparks
Nicholas Sparks
Chrissy Teigen
Chrissy Teigen
Tiffani Thiessen
Tiffani Thiessen
Christina Tosi
Christina Tosi
Jeff Tweedy
Jeff Tweedy
Quad Webb
Quad Webb
Jacqueline Woodson
Jacqueline Woodson
Markus Zusak
Markus Zusak


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