TALKING BOOKS

How Does Your 2019 Summer Reading List Stack Up Against President Obama’s?

The reading of all good books is like a conversation with the finest minds of past centuries — Rene Descartes.

Summer is almost over but it’s never too late to reach for that favorite book and while away those leisure hours in reading.

Former U.S. President Barak Obama has also made it easy by providing his summer reading list that one can use as a point of reference.

The President noted, “To start, you can’t go wrong by reading or re-reading the collected works of Toni Morrison. Beloved, Song of Solomon, The Bluest Eye, Sula, everything else — they’re transcendent, all of them. You’ll be glad you read them.”

Below he also listed the following titles:

The Nickel Boys by Colson Whitehead

Exhalation by Ted Chiang

Wolf Hall, Hilary Mantel’s epic fictionalized look at Thomas Cromwell’s rise to power

Men Without Women by Haruki Murakami

American Spy by Lauren Wilkinson

The Shallows by Nicholas Carr

Lab Girl by Hope Jahren

Inland by Téa Obreht

How to Read the Air by Dinaw Mengestu

Maid by Stephanie Land

Barbara Green, Readers Bureau, Fellow

Edited by Jesus Chan

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