Have you read any of the books on Obama’s summer reading list?

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).

Obama's Summer Reading List Niche Please

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!

2 thoughts on “Have you read any of the books on Obama’s summer reading list?

  1. I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE All the Light We Cannot See. You have to stop and ponder each page. The Lowland is a lovely book by one of my favorite women authors. Great book. I read Between the World and Me, but felt it missed the mark.

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    1. Thanks for the comment! All the Light We Cannot See was truly a beautifully written book. I wanted to reach the end but I also wanted to enjoy it for as long as possible. Those are the best books!

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