The White House released Barack Obama’s summer reading list and I couldn’t have been more excited! I love finding out what other people are reading, especially on my metro ride to work. I lean over and not so surreptitiously try to figure out what book the person next to me is reading. It can get a little awkward but I don’t mind. (I’m sure they do…haha).
Of the six books, I’ve read these three:
All That Is by James Salter: Unfortunately, I did not like this book. It’s very wordy with long, convoluted sentences. There has been mixed praise for this book, some people love it and some people hate it. I hated it. It’s just not my kind of book.
All The Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr: I gave this book 5 stars. It was a hauntingly beautiful story. Anthony Doerr won the Pultizer Prize in 2015 for this book and it has been on the best seller list for quite some time now.
The Lowland by Jhumpa Lahiri: Jhumpa Lahiri is one of my favorite writers. Almost all of her books are on my “favorite books of all time” list. She is a magnificent writer who connects with her readers on so many levels. Her best book, in my opinion, is The Namesake.
Have you read any of these books? Let me know your thoughts in the comments section!