Which books are on Obama’s summer reading list?

President Barak Obama has been quite busy recently. When he’s not, you know, running the country, the man himself has been busy creating a list of summer songs that he’s been jamming to, and now it seems that POTUS has also been compiling a list of the books he’s been reading this summer.

So, which books made the cut? Check them out below.

Barbarian Days: A Surfing Life by William Finnegan


The winner of the Pulitzer Prize, Barbarian Days: A Surfing Life is a memoir by New Yorker writer William Finnegan.

The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead


Selected as part of Oprah’s book club, The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead is about one slave’s desperate bid for freedom.

H Is for Hawk by Helen Macdonald


Written by Helen Macdonald, H Is for Hawk is a is a non-fiction book that charters one woman’s surprising way of coping with the death of her father.

The Girl on the Train: A Novel by Paula Hawkins


A true literary phenomenon, Paula Hawkins’ The Girl on the Train is the latest in a string of hugely popular psychological thrillers.

Seveneves by Neal Stephenson


By acclaimed author Neal Stephenson, Seveneves is a science fiction epic that spans five thousand years.

Obama also shared the list of books from last year:

  • All The Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr
  • The Sixth Extinction by Elizabeth Kolbert
  • The Lowland by Jhumpa Lahiri
  • Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates
  • Washington: A Life by Ron Chernow