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Reader List: Barack Obama’s 2021 Reading List Recommendations


Barack Obama’s 2021 Reading List Recommendations
submitted in December 2021 by “44”

Here are the thirteen books recommended by former President Obama from his 2021reading:

by Lauren Groff (Groff)

How the Word Is Passed: A Reckoning with the History of Slavery Across America
by Clint Smith (306.362 Smi)

The Final Revival of Opal & Nev
by Dawnie Walton (Walton)

The Lincoln Highway
by Amor Towles (Towles)

Invisible Child: Poverty, Survival & Hope in an American City
by Andrea Elliott (Biography Coates)

Harlem Shuffle
by Colson Whitehead (Whitehead)

Cloud Cuckoo Land
by Anthony Doerr (Doerr)

These Precious Days
by Ann Patchett (Biography Patchett)

Crying in H Mart
by Michelle Zauner (Biography Zauner)

by Nadia Owusu (Biography Owusu)

by Jonathan Franzen (Franzen)

The Love Songs of W.E.B. Du Bois
by Honorée Fanonne Jeffers (Jeffers)

Beautiful Country
by Qian Julie Wang (Biography Wang)