Celebrity Picks: Chip and Joanna Gaines' Favorite Reads of 2016

ChipJoannaGaines_authorphoto225WThe warm and funny stars of HGTV's Fixer Upper won over legions of dedicated fans as they renovated clients' houses in Texas. But how did Chip and Jo meet, and what is their life like when the cameras aren't on? For the first time, the Gaines tell readers about their start together, the rocky road to building a home-renovation business, and what happens behind the scenes in their new book, The Magnolia Story.

See Chip Gaines' and Joanna Gaines' book picks below, and look here for more celebrity favorites. Learn more about the Amazon Books Editors' picks for the Best Books of the Year.


Chip Gaines' Favorite Reads of 2016

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The Shack by William P. Young
This story was completely transformative when it comes to my views on God. The author's storytelling truly helped me see God in a new light, and was a true page turner until the very end. The author, William P. Young, is still an author I really admire for his bravery in writing this story.
 

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Same Kind of Different As Me by Ron Hall and Denver Moore
This is one of those books that radically changes your view of people. You open it thinking you're one person and you close it as someone completely different. You tend to take a good long look in the mirror after reading one like this, and reevaluate exactly how you treat others.
 

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Rich Dad Poor Dad by Robert T. Kiyosaki
This book was one that has stuck with me for years. I still reference Rich Dad Poor Dad on a regular basis. This book taught me about business in a way no college course or financial advice ever did. Whether you came from a business background or not, anyone with an entrepreneurial spirit will learn important lessons from this one.
 

 

Joanna Gaines' Favorite Reads of 2016

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The Boys in the Boat by Daniel James Brown
I love the time period of the story (finishes in 1936's Berlin Olympics) and learning about the sport (rowing) that requires the ultimate teamwork. No way to be good unless you absolutely master teamwork. It's a picture of a guy’s journey from independence to Olympic-level teamwork that is truly inspiring.
 

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Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand
I always love a beautiful story about redemption!
 

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Present Over Perfect by Shauna Niequist
Everyone is looking for simplicity these days, and Shauna looks at her journey from stressed and overwhelmed to completely in love with her life and who she is. It’s a fresh perspective that is good for the soul.
 

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