The Property Brothers reveal 5 books and authors that inspired them
In their new memoir, It Takes Two, the Property Brothers' Jonathan and Drew Scott share stories from their Canadian childhood, trying their hand at business at the age of seven, to their attempts at different careers in entertainment and incredible success on HGTV.
Below, they share some of the books that have left an impact on them, from childhood favourites to recent reads.
Buffering by Hannah Hart
From Drew: "The book I just read was Hannah Hart's Buffering. It's the story of her life. If you don't know Hannah Hart, she has a show on the Food Network, I Hart Food, and she's a huge YouTuber. She has a massive following. She's the most fun personality."
1984 by George Orwell
From Jonathan: "I was going to Broadway to see the live production of 1984 and I wanted to read the book first. It was absolutely astonishing how a book from 1949 can resonate so clearly today. It's a fascinating read, but definitely dark."
Oh, the Places You'll Go! by Dr. Seuss
From Drew: "As a child, anything Dr. Seuss was fun for me. Linda, my fiancée, is also a big Dr. Seuss fan. Her favourite book is also the same as mine, Oh, the Places You'll Go! When I proposed to Linda, I created a gigantic cake in the shape of the mountain from the cover the book and the Dr. Seuss character on top was holding the ring."
From Jonathan: "Both Drew and I were obsessed with Eric Wilson's mystery novels. We were so obsessed that we created the Eric Wilson Fan Club at our elementary school. We would have meetings and we would try to solve crimes around the school. It was hilarious."
From Drew: "I tend to re-read all of Tony Robbins' books. Ever since I was a kid I would read Tony Robbins, because I love self-motivation. I've found that learning about incantations and learning about how to motivate yourself and stay positive has helped me achieve my goals."
Drew and Jonathan Scott's comments have been edited and condensed.