Fitzgerald, who appeared on the Today Show alongside author Jasmine Guillory nominated Adichie’s work while selecting his four picks.
“Adichie explores love in all its contradictions, showing us how it can feel special and enduring, even eternal, while also undergoing huge transformations depending on what’s happening in the world and where and who we are in it,” said Fitzgerald of Americanah.
Each of the show’s guests selected four books each, while presenter Savannah Guthrie added extra three picks.
Adichie’s work was recommended alongside Kazuo Ishiguro’s The Remains of the Day, Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice, Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte amongst others.
Actress Lupita Nyong’o recently acquired the rights to produce the book into a visual series.