The 5 Books on President Obama’s 2016 Summer Reading List


As he kicked off a sum­mer vaca­tion, Pres­i­dent Oba­ma released last week a free 39-song playlist for a sum­mer day–essen­tial­ly a sound­track for a sum­mer vaca­tion. He also shared his sum­mer read­ing list–five books which offer, notes the White House, “a mix of fic­tion and non-fic­tion, includ­ing a Pulitzer Prize-win­ning surf mem­oir, a psy­cho­log­i­cal thriller, and a sci­ence fic­tion nov­el. They include:


For any­one inter­est­ed in revis­it­ing Pres. Oba­ma’s five picks from last sum­mer, we have them here:

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