What Ya’ Readin’? with Jake Tapper

Published on May 18, 2021

Ever wonder what CNN anchor and author of “The Devil May Dance,” Jake Tapper, is reading? What book did he like reading in high school? Is there a book that he wants people to think he’s read but hasn’t actually read? Wonder no more in this new edition of “What Ya’ Readin’ with Jake Tapper!”

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  • View From The High Chair 3 years ago

    I wouldn’t consider myself an avid reader, really more of a steady reader (as I read at least 2 pages every day as a rule: Mini Habits). Except for “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory”, there was not one book that Jake mentioned that I had even heard of, never mind having read them.

    One book that I would recommend is “Infidel” by Ayaan Hirsi Ali.

  • denis donbas 3 years ago

    Fake reporter,fake news.

  • Nirva Jean Pierre 3 years ago

    The Black Jacobins by C.L.R. James

  • Paul Mitchell 3 years ago

    Wolves of Calla

  • Elmer Fudd 3 years ago

    Now Jake , for the last question, do you read, or watch TV ?

  • J Levan 3 years ago

    Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury, Uncle Dynamite by P.G. Wodehouse, and Don Quixote by Cervantes.

  • JoRiver11 3 years ago

    Reading ‘All We Can Save’ right now. Excellent. Just finished The Broken Earth series (sci fi) which was excellent. Also just started The Overstory.

  • Doug Horton 3 years ago

    Investing in crypto now should be in every wise individuals list, in some months time you’ll be ecstatic with the decision you made today.

  • Christoph Muziol 3 years ago

    Stephen, can you please get Donald J. Trump to answer these questions. Thanks in advance!

  • Misha Brijlal 3 years ago

    So nice to see how genuine he is about books and reading.

  • siilverpiink 3 years ago

    Oh love this video! Please let it be a series with every guest!!

  • Connie Jenni 3 years ago

    My favorite book… so hopeful and vivid in the face of the worst possible human oppression…. Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn – One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich. I read it in the early 90’s and it stayed with me. He creates, in few words such vivid mental pictures. It makes one feel the tiniest of victories and the hope they bring. Stunningly profound. Timeless. Highly recommended.

  • Connie Jenni 3 years ago

    In June of 1968 Robert Kennedy was murdered. I was 7. I cut out the newspaper clippings and put them a little grass green purse I had. I called it my bila bila…. who knows what the hell that was about? I grew up in West Central Illinois. Next to the garage, there was a gravel walkway, about 2 1/2 feet wide between the garage and a wire fence separating our house from the neighbor. In that space was a mulberry tree and raspberry bush. I would sit in that little pathway, eat the berries and read and re read the articles about Robery Kennedy. I was 7. I got the history bug early…. thank God for reading.

  • Kelz Bryant 3 years ago

    Best book ive read ” Fear and loathing in Las Vegas”

  • S 3 years ago

    No comic books.

  • New Message 3 years ago

    I’m just glad to hear someone talk about books that doesn’t include a reading of Sam I am, and a rant about ‘cancel culture’.

  • Wylie Roth 3 years ago

    I can honestly say that I have read Infinite Jest. I don’t think I could read it again. It contains multitudes. Bizarre multitudes.

  • Jesse Cranford 3 years ago

    Infinite Jest is infinitely entertaining and absurd.

  • Laura 3 years ago

    Amazon adventures sold me on reading

  • Penguin1290 3 years ago

    Jurassic Park is my favorite book. Read it so many times.

  • Dystopia 9 3 years ago

    1984 By George Orwell

  • AustynSN 3 years ago

    I was also a HUGE fan of Baum as a kid. If I remember right, there were thirteen or fourteen by Baum, then another author took over when he died. One thing that always annoyed me about later authors was that they spelled “gnome” g-n-o-m-e. Is it the normal way? Sure, but Baum preferred to drop the silent g. I liked that bit of style on his part.

  • jesyke 3 years ago

    Sorority snaps for the Hornby drop! I recently picked up a young adult from him and devoured it in a night.

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  • Richard Walker 3 years ago

    Cool. We should get an annual update. That was interesting.

  • Johnny System 3 years ago

    I never heard of any of these books, but I’m french Canadian so excuse me…try reading “Le Wapiti” a fascinating tale of “coureur de bois” and the US-Canada conflict of the tine, 1812.

  • Robin Hahn 3 years ago

    I ADORE this segment.

  • Amanda Banks 3 years ago

    Elie Wiesel Night is my favorite book and I was so shocked he mentioned it

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  • Duchess of Earl Grey 3 years ago

    Deadfall by Robert Liparulo. Excellent thriller. Americans set loose in the Canadian wilderness, a town takeover and a mysterious weapon of war. Great pacing, likeable characters and comfortable writing style. Sequel is good too.

  • Frank Rizzo 3 years ago

    Jake’s Book Club! Move over Oprah!!!

  • Clem Fandango 3 years ago

    The Boys in the Boat, Danial James Brown
    The China Mirage, James Bradley
    Dark Star Safari & Riding the Iron Rooster, Paul Theroux
    Castle of Steel, Robert Massie.
    The Last Stand of the Tin Can Sailor, James Hornfischer.


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