Tom Hanks

16 Tom Hanks Recommended Books

Tom Hanks is an American actor and filmmaker who is best known for his roles in iconic films like Forrest Gump, Big and Saving Private Ryan. He has won two Academy Awards, four Golden Globes and several other awards. He has also earned multiple Emmy nominations for his acting and producing work. Outside of his acting career, Hanks is an advocate for numerous causes.

16 Books recommended by Tom Hanks

Five Flights Up

Five Flights Up

and Other New York Apartment Stories

Author :Toni Schlesinger

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Tom Hanks mentioned this book in an EW interview. [Source]

Stoner

Stoner

Author :John Williams

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"It’s simply a novel about a guy who goes to college and becomes a teacher. But it’s one of the most fascinating things that you’ve ever come across." - Tom Hanks [Source]

All That I Am

All That I Am

A Novel

Author :Anna Funder

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Tom Hanks recommended this book on Twitter. [Source]

The Martian

The Martian

A Novel

Author :Andy Weir

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"[The author's] masterpiece!" - Tom Hanks [Source]

Lenin's Tomb

Lenin's Tomb

The Last Days of the Soviet Empire

Author :David Remnick

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"From a verifiable period of USSR history." - Tom Hanks [Source]

The Cairo Trilogy in 3 Volumes

The Cairo Trilogy in 3 Volumes

Palace Walk, Sugar Street and Palace of Desire

Author :Naguib Mahfouz

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Tom Hanks mentioned this book in an EW interview. [Source]

Bossypants

Bossypants

Author :Tina Fey

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"Whatever you are drinking will come out of your nose due to laughter." - Tom Hanks [Source]

Achilles in Vietnam

Achilles in Vietnam

Combat Trauma and the Undoing of Character

Author :Jonathan Shay

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Tom Hanks mentioned this book in an EW interview. [Source]

FAQs

Q1: What types of books does Tom Hanks recommend?

Tom Hanks is especially fond of classics, thrillers, and nonfiction. He has recommended books from authors such as Harper Lee, J.K. Rowling, and Robert K. Massie.

Tom Hanks has identified The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald as his favorite book.

Tom Hanks prefers to read physical books but has also been known to listen to audiobooks.

Tom Hanks' book recommendations can be found across different interviews and social media posts. He has also shared a list of recommendations on his website.