Celebrity Picks: The Property Brothers' Favorite Reads of 2016

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If you've seen any of Jonathan and Drew Scott's - aka The Property Brothers - hit shows on HGTV, you're familiar with their useful, no-nonsense advice for finding and renovating your perfect home. Their new book, Dream Home: The Property Brothers’ Ultimate Guide to Finding & Fixing Your Perfect House, goes beyond TV with more essential information, including negotiating tactics, a calendar for finding the best deals on home improvement supplies, and much more.

You would also know that they have something of a good-natured sibling rivalry going on (they even have separate author pages on Amazon), so when we asked for their favorite books of the year, we shouldn't have been surprised that we received two lists - and Drew even picked an extra book. Their selections are below (I flipped a coin to determine order), and look here for more celebrity favorites. Learn more about the Amazon Books Editors' picks for the Best Books of the Year.


Jonathan Scott's favorite reads of 2016

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Man's Search For Meaning by Viktor E Frankl
 
The first-hand account of a gentleman who survived the concentration camps. It's a raw look at human behavior and emotion. And it really makes you turn your focus inward to investigate what's really important in life.
 

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East of Eden by John Steinbeck
 
So long ago, but beautifully written to share the stories and struggles of two families up until the end of WWI. There are many parallel storylines, some rich and beautiful, otherwise dark and twisted. Steinbeck's ability to portray the struggle of the time in a way that still relates to today is worth the read.
 

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Bossypants by Tina Fey
 
It's just an insightful look inside the life of one of my favorite humans. It's as funny, quirky and ridiculous as you would hope it to be, but also just a wonderful read that puts you in a great mood.
 

Drew Scott's favorite reads of 2016

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Freakonomics: A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything by Steven D. Levitt & Stephen J. Dubner
 
Intriguing use of economics principles examine human nature and daily life.
 

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Creativity, Inc.: Overcoming the Unseen Forces That Stand in the Way of True Inspiration by Amy Wallace and Edwin Catmull
 
Essential reading for anyone running a creative company, managing creative teams or keeping the innovation spark alive in any company.
 

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Beatrix Potter: The Complete Tales (Peter Rabbit) by Beatrix Potter
 
My mom read these to us as kids, and we have a first edition complete set. I love that the most recent edition includes the original paintings she created for each story.
 

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Oh, the Places You’ll Go! by Dr. Seuss
 
I have a first edition! One of the greatest books to read when you’re starting a new chapter in your life.
 

 


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