Celebrity Picks: Anthony Bourdain's Favorite Reads of 2016

BourdainWhether you're a foodie or not, you're probably familiar with Anthony Bourdain. The chef, author, and television personality is a staple on the Travel Channel with shows like No Reservations and The Layover, and this year his cookbook, Appetites, was one of our favorites of the fall season. Appetites is the product of 40 years of cooking and traveling, but intended for the home cook wanting to impress their guests. (Please invite me, I wash dishes.) 

See Anthony Bourdain's picks below, and look here for more celebrity favorites. To learn more about the Amazon Books Editors' picks for the Best Books of the Year, click here.

 


Anthony Bourdain's Favorite Reads of 2016

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The Friends of Eddie Coyle by George V. Higgins
For me, the perfect crime novel--a tight, gritty package of grimly realistic plotting and unparalleled dialogue set on the fringes of Boston's organized crime world and law enforcement. I keep coming back to this book, year after year as a reminder of how sharp and uncompromising crime writing can and should be.
 

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George Orwell: A Collection of Essays
As good and as relevant today as when they were written, Orwell has remained a constant inspiration throughout my life.
 

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The Quiet American by Graham Greene
Another book I re-read often, particularly when traveling. Sentimental, prescient, and lushly descriptive of Vietnam, it helped, for better or worse, shape my expectations and perceptions of the world I see in my journeys. "Graham Greene stayed there" is an irresistible for any hotel anywhere on earth. I feel very much a resident of "GreeneLand."
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