The diverse list features ten books, including Pakistani writer Mohsin Hamid’s Exit West and Naomi Alderman’s prize-winning book The Power.
Obama is not just an icon for the youth for no reason, he relates with them because he does what the youngsters enjoy the most. This is one of the most humanly characteristic of one of the most powerful men in the most powerful nation. Barack Obama, the ex-president of Unites States of America has always had a deep interest in art and has reflected on it by sharing the work that interests him the most.
Out of his annual custom of sharing his reading list and playlist he shares the work of those who have truly touched his heart in the previous year and definitely urge us to make his lists our own. Now that there is less constraint on time, he has definitely given the list a lot of thought.
The books that inspired him in 2017:
The Power by Naomi Alderman
Grant by Ron Chernow
Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City by Matthew Desmond
Janesville: An American Story by Amy Goldstein
Exit West by Mohsin Hamid
Five-Carat Soul by James McBride
Anything Is Possible by Elizabeth Strout
Dying: A Memoir by Cory Taylor
A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles
Sing, Unburied, Sing by Jesmyn Ward
The ex-president also has some pretty vibrant tastes in music. Lamar’s “Humble” and Jay-Z’s “Family Feud” along with singer Harry Styles’ “Sign of the Times” are this year’s recommendation. The man has some taste.