Blogged By: @dawnnnyy_
Forever President Barack Obama took to social media on Saturday to give us a look at what books made his 2019 just a little bit better. This is a continuing tradition he started while still in The White House.
The 44th President highlighted a total of 19 books — including fiction, essay compilations, biographies, and two sports-related books, as reported by Business Insider.
Alluding to his 2019 book recommendations, Obama wrote to the public a lengthy, yet compelling message.
“This has become a fun little tradition for me, and I hope it is for you, too. Because while each of us has plenty that keeps us busy — work and family life, social and volunteer commitments — outlets like literature and art can enhance our day-to-day experiences. They’re the fabric that helps make up a life—the album that lifts us up after a long day, the dog-eared paperback we grab off the shelf to give to a friend, the movie that makes us think and feel in a new way, works that simply help us escape for a bit, ” Obama wrote on Instagram.
“To start, here are the books that made the last year a little brighter for me. Most of them came out in 2019, but a few were older ones that were new to me this year. I hope you enjoy them as much as I did.”
Some of the book titles that made the highly esteemed list are:
Finding My Voice by Valerie Jarrett
Toni Morrison’s Collected Works
The Moment of Lift by Melinda Gates
Normal People by Sally Rooney
The Sixth Man by Andre Iguodala
How to Do Nothing: Resisting the Attention Economy by Jenny Odell.
Congratulations to the various individuals who authored the books on the list, as this is a huge honor.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, as the final days of the year are upon us, Obama will soon be sharing his favorite movies and albums of 2019.
What will you be adding to your reading collection?