President Obama’s 10 Best Books For 2017

In an age, where the reading of books seems to be an unbecoming art or one in which people are losing interest, former U.S. President Barack Obama continued the tradition of sharing the list of books he has read over the past year is both inspirational and motivational.  

In a Facebook post, the former president noted, “During my presidency, I started a tradition of sharing my reading lists and playlists. It was a nice way to reflect on the works that resonated with me and lift up authors and artists from around the world. With some extra time on my hands this year to catch up, I wanted to share the books and music that I enjoyed most. From songs that got me moving to stories that inspired me.”

He listed the best books he read over the past year accordingly:
1. The Power by Naomi Alderman
2. Grant by Ron Chernow
3. Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City by Matthew Desmond 
4. Janesville: An American Story by Amy Goldstein
5. Exit West by Mohsin Hamid 
6. Five-Carat Soul by James McBride 
7. Anything Is Possible by Elizabeth Strout
8. Dying: A Memoir by Cory Taylor
9. A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles
10. Sing, Unburied, Sing by Jesmyn Ward

Additionally, he included his bonus for hoops fans as Coach Wooden and Me by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Basketball (and Other Things) by Shea Serrano.

Yvad Billings, Readers Bureau, Fellow

Edited by Jesus Chan

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