Sunday, November 17, 2013

Octavia Spencer's six favorite books

A veteran character actress and one of Hollywood’s most-sought-after talents, Octavia Spencer has become a familiar fixture on both television and silver screen. Her critically acclaimed performance as Minny in the DreamWorks feature film The Help won her a 2012 Academy Award, a BAFTA Award, a Golden Globe Award, a SAG Award, and a Broadcast Film Critics’ Choice Award, among countless other honors.

Spencer is a native of Montgomery, Alabama, and holds a BS in Liberal Arts from Auburn University. She lives in Los Angeles.

Randi Rhodes, Ninja Detective: The Case of the Time-Capsule Bandit is her first novel.

One of Spencer's six favorite books, as shared with The Week magazine:
Along Came a Spider by James Patterson

To this crime-fiction lover, there is nothing more fun than reading an Alex Cross thriller and rooting for its protagonist, a black psychologist turned detective turned FBI agent. I've always felt a strong connection to Cross, a widower with three young children who are looked after by his grandmother, Nana Mama. Patterson had me from the start.
Read about the other books on the list.

--Marshal Zeringue