Celebrity Picks: Trevor Noah's Favorite Reads of 2016

TrevorNoah_CopyrightKwakuAlston225Only 31 when he became the host of the hugely popular satirical news show, The Daily Show, Noah can speak six languages, is super-funny, and is also darn handsome. I bet even Jon Stewart's a bit envious.

But Noah came a long way to reach his highly visible new role, and he recounts that journey in his new memoir, Born a Crime.

See Noah's picks for the top three books he read this year below, and look here for more celebrity favorites. Learn more about the Amazon Books Editors' picks for the Best Books of the Year.

 


 Trevor Noah's Favorite Reads of 2016

Shop on Amazon
Print Book | Kindle Book

Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi
Thanks to the Transatlantic Slave Trade and the twin legacies of apartheid and segregation, the United States and Africa are linked in ways we don’t think about nearly enough. This is a fascinating novel about how that legacy has played out on both sides of the Atlantic.
 

Shop on Amazon
Print Book | Kindle Book

But What If We’re Wrong? by Chuck Klosterman
An insightful and hilarious read. Essays that look at principles and ideas we are 100% certain about and asks the titular question, which is something I try and do in my comedy all the time.
 

Shop on Amazon
Print Book | Kindle Book

Ghettoside by Jill Leovy
Should be required reading. A fascinating account of life in the LAPD homicide division that will fundamentally change the way you look at the policing problem in America.
 
(Photo credit: Kwaku Alston)
 

Shop this article on Amazon.com


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