American composer, singer, actor, producer, playwright and general pop culture powerhouse Lin-Manuel Miranda premiered his first Broadway hit In the Heights in 2008. In the ensuing years, he lent his talents to a variety of film and theater projects before creating 2015’s multi-award winning hip-hop musical phenomenon Hamilton.

As an author, Miranda’s published Hamilton: The Revolution, a companion book to the play, as well as Gmorning, Gnight!: Little Pep Talks for Me & Youa compilation of inspiring affirmations he’s tweeted out to followers.

In addition to the countless words of encouragement proffered on Twitter over the years, Miranda’s also shared a couple holiday reading lists. From Andrew Lloyd Webber’s autobiography to A Wrinkle in Time, find 23 books recommended by Lin-Manuel Miranda below.

Creativity, Inc. by Ed Catmull (also rec’d by Brené Brown & Janelle Monáe)

A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle (also rec’d by Kim Gordon)

A Wind in the Door by Madeleine L’Engle

Strokes of Genius by L. Jon Wertheim

The Second Sex by Simone de Beauvoir (also rec’d by Nipsey Hussle)

Sense of Occasion by Hal Prince

Fosse by Sam Wasson

Vacationland by John Hodgman

Career of Evil by Robert Galbraith

The Power by Naomi Alderman

Unmasked: A Memoir by Andrew Lloyd Webber

The Once & Future King & The Book Of Merlyn by T.H. White

Target Practice by Carvens Lissaint

Children Of Blood & Bone by Tomi Adeyemi

Fleabag by Phoebe Waller-Bridge

The Sawbones Book by Justin & Sydnee McElroy 

(via Twitter: 1, 2)

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