As a part of his annual custom, the previous President additionally shared his summer season playlist
It’s summer season, and you realize what which means: It’s time for former President Barack Obama to share his summer season studying listing and his summer season playlist. And this 12 months, they don’t disappoint.
“While we were still in the White House, I began sharing my summer favorites — and now, it’s become a little tradition that I look forward to sharing with you all,” Obama wrote on Twitter. “So, here’s this year’s offering. Hope you enjoy them as much as I did.”
On Obama’s summer season studying listing, you’ll discover every thing from historic fiction (At Night All Blood Is Black by David Diop) and brief tales (Land of Big Numbers by Te-Ping Chen) to New York Times bestsellers (Empire Of Pain by Patrick Radden Keefe) and books written by Pulitzer Prize-winning authors (Under a White Sky: The Nature of the Future by Elizabeth Kolbert).
“Whether you’re camped out on the beach or curled up on the couch on a rainy day, there’s nothing quite like sitting down with a great book in the summer,” Obama wrote on Instagram.
Here’s the total listing:
- Things We Lost to the Water by Eric Nguyen
- Intimacies by Katie Kitamura
- When We Cease to Understand the World by Benjamín Labatut
- The Sweetness of Water by Nathan Harris
- Klara and the Sun by Kazuo Ishiguro
- Project Hail Mary by Andy Weir
- Leave the World Behind by Rumaan Alam
- Empire Of Pain by Patrick Radden Keefe
- Under a White Sky: The Nature of the Future by Elizabeth Kolbert
- Land of Big Numbers by Te-Ping Chen
- At Night All Blood Is Black by David Diop
“For four decades now, Ishiguro has written eloquently about the balancing act of remembering without succumbing irrevocably to the past,” The New York Times’ ebook evaluation states relating to Ishiguro’s best-selling novel. “Memory and the accounting of memory, its burdens and its reconciliation, have been his subjects… Klara and the Sun complements [Ishiguro’s] brilliant vision…There’s no narrative instinct more essential, or more human.”
Shortly after, Obama shared his summer season playlist — and per common, it’s an eclectic mixture of oldies, present high hits, and every thing in-between.
“With so many folks getting together with family and friends, there’s a lot to celebrate this summer,” Obama wrote. “I put together a playlist of some of the songs I’ve been listening to lately — it’s a mix of old and new, household names and emerging artists, and a whole lot in between.”
From Silk Sonic (Bruno Mars and Anderson .Paak) and H.E.R. to The Rolling Stones and Bob Dylan, hearken to Obama’s 38-song summer season playlist on Spotify above.