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Barak Obama
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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

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The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead

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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

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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

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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

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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