Obama's Recommended Summer Reading List for 2019

If you're craving to read a book right now but don't know with which to start, looking for suggestions from other people or reading along with someone is a good way to find something new or different from the usual books you like to read. On that note, former President Barack Obama has posted his summer reading list to help you pick out some good books.

Obama begins his list with a heartfelt suggestion that we all read and/or revisit the collected works of Toni Morrison, the American literary giant who recently passed away. His praise for her body of work is thoughtful and explains just why her work is so relevant in these turbulent times, calling her work “not just beautiful but meaningful—a challenge to our conscience and a call to greater empathy.”

For other books on the list, check out Book Riot's summary or former President Obama's list on Facebook.

(Image credit: Pete Souza/White House; Wikimedia Commons)

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