Barack Obama just revealed his favorite songs, movies, and books of 2018—so grab a pen
There are a lot of reasons to love Barack Obama. He nabbed the title of America’s Most Admired Man of 2018 (for the 11th year in a row). He wrote a profile for Time about the Parkland school shooting survivors. He delivered presents to sick children at a Washington, D.C. hospital during the holidays. And, of course, he blessed us with his dancing skills at the On the Run II tour. And now, as the year draws to a close, Obama has given us yet another reason to love him: He shared his favorite songs, movies, and books of 2018 on Instagram.
These end-of-year roundups have become something of an annual tradition for Obama, and we look forward to them every December. In 2017, he listened to everything from Chance the Rapper to Chris Stapleton and read titles like The Power by Naomi Alderman and Sing, Unburied, Sing by Jesmyn Ward. And his 2018 lists do not disappoint.
Here’s the full list of Barack Obama’s top picks in songs, movies, and books of 2018.
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Can we talk about how his favorite book is Becoming by his wife and our forever first lady, Michelle Obama? Heart eyes forever. It also brings us a lot of joy to think about him dancing to “I Like It” by Cardi B.
Other highlights on Obama’s list include Janelle Monáe, Black Panther, Eighth Grade, and Feel Free by Zadie Smith. If you’re looking for something to watch, read, or listen to, you can’t go wrong with these recommendations. The man has excellent taste.