Celebrity Picks: Jeff Kinney's Favorite Reads of 2016

JEFFKINNEY-withGREG--Amazon Book ReviewIf you have a child in elementary or middle school, he or she is probably very familiar with Greg Heffley, the titular wimpy kid in Jeff Kinney's bestselling series. Book eleven in the series is Double Down, which has been snatched up by happy kids since it hit shelves on November 1, 2016.

Kinney has maintained a strong relationship with his readers since his first Wimpy Kid title was published in 2007, and in 2015 he and his wife opened up a bookstore and cafe to draw even closer to the book lovers in his community.

See Jeff Kinney's picks below, and look here for more celebrity favorites. Learn more about the Amazon Books Editors' picks for the Best Books of the Year.


Jeff Kinney's Favorite Reads of 2016

Shop on Amazon
Print Book | Kindle Book

Life Is Not an Accident by Jay Williams
As a sports fan, I've always been curious about the story of Jay Williams, whose basketball career was cut short by a motorcycle accident. In his memoir, Williams gives a brutally honest recounting of the accident, its fallout, and the way in which it shaped him as man.
 

Shop on Amazon
Print Book | Kindle Book

But What If We're Wrong? by Chuck Klosterman
I've always felt like I should read Chuck Klosterman, and this collection of essays about the likelihood that most of our scientifically based beliefs will one day proven to be wrong was a great way to get started. Imagine having a late-night dorm discussion with the smartest friend you've got.
 

Shop on Amazon
Print Book

The Arrival by Shaun Tan
This is a graphic novel I keep coming back to. A true masterpiece about the experience an immigrant has in coming to a new world...and learning to master it. The artwork and storytelling are stunning, made all the more powerful by being completely wordless.
 
 

 


Shop this article on Amazon.com

 


 

ABR-RR-SUBS-yellow[1]

Sign up for the Amazon Book Review: Best books of the month * author interviews * the reading life * and more


Browse more celebrity picks

Kareem125
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
Mario125
Mario Batali
MarkBittman125
Mark Bittman
AnthonyBourdain120
Anthony Bourdain
Berkeley_Breathed125
Berkeley Breathed
AltonBrown125
Alton Brown
LeeChild125
Lee Child
AndyCohen125
Andy Cohen
MichaelConnelly125
Michael Connelly
AnnCoulter125
Ann Coulter
Cranston125
Bryan Cranston
Dan-Phil125
Dan & Phil
HelenFielding125
Helen Fielding
TanaFrench125
Tana French
ChipJoannaGaines125
Chip & Joanna Gaines
InaGarten125
Ina Garten
Kathy_Griffin125
Kathy Griffin
CarlHiaasen125
Carl Hiaasen
TommyHilfiger125
Tommy Hilfiger
GinaHomolka125
Gina Homolka
PennJillette125
Penn Jillette
Anna_Kendrick125
Anna Kendrick
JeffKinney125
Jeff Kinney
Emeril125
Emeril Lagasse
Padma125
Padma Lakshmi
JennyLawson125
Jenny Lawson
CarliLloyd125
Carli Lloyd
LianeMoriarty125
Liane Moriarty
JojoMoyes125
Jojo Moyes
TrevorNoah125
Trevor Noah
JodiPicoult125
Jodi Picoult
PropertyBros125
The Property Brothers
AnneRice125
Anne Rice
RansomRiggs125
Ransom Riggs
PhoebeRobinson125
Phoebe Robinson
VeronicaRoth125
Veronica Roth
AmySchumer125
Amy Schumer
AimeeSong125
Aimee Song
NicholasSparks125
Nicholas Sparks
JeffreyToobin125
Jeffrey Toobin
GB_Trudeau125
Garry Trudeau
ColsonWhitehead125
Colson Whitehead
MaraWilson125
Mara Wilson
SteveYoung125
Steve Young

Lists + Reviews

Best Books Literature + Fiction Nonfiction Kids + Young Adult Mystery, Thriller + Suspense Science Fiction + Fantasy Comics + Graphic Novels Romance Eating + Drinking

Authors

Interviews Guest Essays Celebrity Picks

News + Features

News Features Awards

Editors

Omnivoracious, The Amazon Book Review

Feeds Facebook Twitter YouTube