Celebrity Picks: Rick Riordan’s Favorite Reads of 2017

RickRiordan225A new Rick Riordan book is always an event and something readers of all ages look forward to. He has two series going right now, The Trials of Apollo (book two, The Dark Prophecy released earlier this year) and Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard, which we picked as one of the top 10 children's books of 2017. Book three, The Ship of the Dead is one of our picks for the best children's books of the year. Riordan's latest endeavor is his own publishing imprint, Rick Riordan Presents, and we'll see the first book in March of 2018.

So what does Rick Riordan read for pleasure these days? See his picks below, and look here for more celebrity favorites. Learn more about the Amazon Books Editors' picks for the Best Books of the Year.


Rick Riordan's favorite reads of 2017

 

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The Serpent King by Zentner
Heartbreaking, uplifting, genuine and beautiful — those are the first words that come to mind about The Serpent King. The story revolves around three very different friends growing up in Forrestville, Tennessee.This book is the story of their senior year, which takes a horrible turn with a life-shattering act of violence.
 

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Astrophysics for People in a Hurry by Neal deGrasse Tyson
How amazing is it that we can find out so much about the universe from our little speck of a planet in the suburbs of Nowheresville, Milky Way Galaxy? This is a short book, perfect, as the title says, for people in a hurry. If you would like your mind exploded by science, and get a few chuckles out of the deal, check it out!
 

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The Unseen World by Liz Moore
Ada Sibelius is raised by David, her brilliant, eccentric father, but when his mind begins to falter, Ada embarks on a mission to uncover her father’s secrets: a process that carries her from childhood to adulthood. What Ada discovers on her journey into a virtual universe will keep the reader riveted until The Unseen World's heart-stopping, fascinating conclusion.
 

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