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Reader List: Barack Obama’s 2017 Reading List Recommendations


President Obama’s 2017 Reading List Recommendations
submitted in January 2018 by “44”

Here are the ten (actually a dozen) books recommended by former President Obama from his 2017 reading:

The Power
by Naomi Alderman [Alderman]

Exit West
by Mohsin Hamid [Hamid]

by Ron Chernow [Biography Grant]

Janesville: An American Story
by Amy Goldstein [libraries only own this as a downloadable audiobook]

Evicted: Poverty and Profit in
by Matthew Desmond [339.46 Des]

Five-Carat Soul
by James McBride [libraries only have this in electronic format]

Anything is Possible
by Elizabeth Strout [Strout]

Dying: A Memoir
by Cory Taylor [Biography Taylor]

A Gentleman in Moscow
by Amor Towles [Towles]

Sing, Unburied, Sing [Ward]
by Jesmyn Ward

Coach Wooden and Me
by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar [Biography Wooden]

Basketball (and Other Things)
by Shea Serrano [libraries only have electronic versions of this title]