Daryl Lindsey
Updated Jun 30, 2017 @ 4:15 pm
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Hillary Clinton
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The busier you get, the harder it can be to find time to read. We bet no one knows this more than Hillary Clinton, which is why we were thrilled when Clinton listed all the books she’s been reading since November.

Though we’re positive Hillary would rather be running the country right now, the former democratic presidential nominee has enjoyed herself the last few months. “After this election, one of the things that helped me most, aside from long walks in the woods and the occasional glass of chardonnay, was once again going back to the familiar experience of losing myself in books,” she said during her speech at the American Library Association.

That’s a beautiful feeling, and one we should take more time to experience ourselves. Even post-election, we’re no doubt less busy than Hillary Clinton.

We should all aspire to read as she reads, so here’s your Hillary Clinton-approved summer reading list:

1Elena Ferrante’s Neapolitan Novels

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2The Cruelest Month by Louise Penny

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Credit: Louise Penny

3Death at La Fenice by Donna Leon

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Credit: Donna Leon

4Maisie Dobbs by Jacqueline Winspear

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Credit: Jacqueline Winspear

5Racing the Devil by Charles Todd

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Credit: Charles Todd

6The Return of the Prodigal Son by Henri J.M. Nouwen

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7And Still I Rise: A Book of Poems by Maya Angelou

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Credit: Maya Angelou

8A Thousand Mornings by Mary Oliver

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Credit: Mary Oliver

9The Jersey Brothers by Sally Mott Freeman

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Credit: Sally Mott Freeman

10A View from Flyover Country by Sarah Kendzior

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Credit: Sarah Kendzior

Thanks, Hil!