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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