79 Books Recommended By Barack Obama


44th U.S. President

Barack Hussein Obama II is an American politician who served as the 44th President of the United States from 2009 to 2017. He is the first African American to have served as president, as well as the first born outside the contiguous United States. Wikipedia

1. Barbarian Days: A Surfing Life, William Finnegan
2. H Is for Hawk, Helen Macdonald
3. The Girl on the Train, Paula Hawkins
4. Seveneves, Neal Stephenson
5. The Underground Railroad, Colson Whitehead
6. All That Is, James Salter
7. All The Light We Cannot See, Anthony Doerr
8. The Sixth Extinction, Elizabeth Kolbert
9. The Lowland, Jhumpa Lahiri
10. Between the World and Me, Ta-Nehisi Coates
11. Washington: A Life, Ron Chernow
12. Song Of Solomon, Toni Morrison
13. Moby Dick, Herman Melville
14. ‘Shakespeare’s Tragedies’
15. Parting the Waters, Taylor Branch
16. Gilead, Marylinne Robinson
17. Self-Reliance, Ralph Waldo Emerson
18. The Bible
19. Lincoln’s Collected Writings
20. Souls of Black Folk, W.E.B. Du Bois
21. Self-Reliance, Ralph Waldo Emerson
23. Gandhi’s autobiography
24. All the King’s Men, Robert Penn Warren
25. Best and the Brightest, David Halberstam
26. The Federalist, Alexander Hamilton
27. Theory of Moral Sentiments, Adam Smith
28. Cancer Ward, Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
31. Working, Studs Terkel
32. The Naked and the Dead, Norman Mailer
33. One Hundred Years of Solitude, Gabriel García Márquez
34. The Golden Notebook, Doris Lessing
35. The Woman Warrior, Maxine Hong Kingston
36. Redwall series, Brian Jacques
37. Junie B. Jones series, Barbara Park
38. Brown Girl Dreaming, Jacqueline Woodson
39. Heart of Darkness, Joseph Conrad
40. All the Light We Cannot See, Anthony Doerr
41. Nora Webster, Colm Toibin
42. The Laughing Monsters, Denis Johnson
43. Age of Ambition: Chasing Fortune, Truth and Faith in the New China, Evan Osnos
44. Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End, Dr. Atul Gawande
45. Cartwheeling in Thunderstorms, Katherine Rundell
46. The Narrow Road to the Deep North, Richard Flanagan.
47. The Hardy Boys series, Edward Stratemeyer
48. Treasure Island, Robert Louis Stevenson
49. Of Mice and Men, John Steinbeck
50. The Great Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald
51. Where the Wild Things Are, Maurice Sendak
52. Team of Rivals, Doris Kearns Goodwin
53. The Golden Notebook, Doris Lessing
54. Various writings of Reinhold Niebuhr
55. Lush Life, Richard Prince
56. Philosophy & Literature, Peter S Thompson
57. Collected Poems, Derek Walcott
58. Cutting for Stone, Abraham Verghese
59. To the End of the Land, David Grossman
60. Lessons in Disaster, Gordon Goldstein
61. The Rise of Theodore Roosevelt, Edmund Morris
62. John Adams, David McCullough
63. Invisible Man, Ralph Ellison
64. Plainsong, Kent Haruf
65. The Way Home, George Pelecanos
66. Hot, Flat, and Crowded: Why We Need a Green Revolution, Thomas L Friedman
67. What Is the What, Dave Eggers
68. Netherland, Joseph O’Neill
69. Common Wealth: Economics for a Crowded Planet, Jeffrey D. Sachs
70. Defining Moment: FDR’s Hundred Days and the Triumph of Hope, Jonathan Alte
71. FDR, Jean Edward Smith
72. Ghost Wars: The Secret History of the CIA, Afghanistan, and Bin Laden, Steve Coll
73. Unequal Democracy: The Political Economy of the New Gilded Age, Larry Bartels
74. Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln, Doris Kearns Goodwin
75. Fates and Furies, Lauren Goff
76. Harry Potter series, J.K. Rowling
77. Two Years Eight Months and Twenty-Eight Nights, Salman Rushdie
78. Gone Girl, Gillian Flynn
79. The Three-Body Problem, Liu Cixin

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