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Barack Obama's Reading List

A list of books read and recommended by the former U.S. president from the time he held office until present.
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The Naked and the Dead (Norman Mailer)
The Naked and the Dead (Norman Mailer)
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One Hundred Years of Solitude (Gabriel Garcia Marquez)
One Hundred Years of Solitude (Gabriel Garcia Marquez)
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The Golden Notebook (Doris Lessing)
The Golden Notebook (Doris Lessing)
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The Woman Warrior (Maxine Hong Kingston)
The Woman Warrior (Maxine Hong Kingston)
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Brown Girl Dreaming (Jacqueline Woodson)
Brown Girl Dreaming (Jacqueline Woodson)
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Heart of Darkness (Joseph Conrad)
Heart of Darkness (Joseph Conrad)
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Nora Webster (Colm Tiobin)
Nora Webster (Colm Tiobin)
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The Laughing Monsters (Denis Johnson)
The Laughing Monsters (Denis Johnson)
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Age of Ambition (Evan Osnos)
Age of Ambition (Evan Osnos)
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Being Mortal : Medicine and What Matters in the End (Atul Gawande)
Being Mortal : Medicine and What Matters in the End (Atul Gawande)
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Cartwheeling in Thunderstorms (Katherine Rundell)
Cartwheeling in Thunderstorms (Katherine Rundell)
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The Narrow Road to the Deep North (Richard Flanagan)
The Narrow Road to the Deep North (Richard Flanagan)
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Redwall Books (Brian Jacques)
Redwall Books (Brian Jacques)
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Junie B Jones Series (Barbara Park)
Junie B Jones Series (Barbara Park)
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Nuts to You! (Lois Ehlert)
Nuts to You! (Lois Ehlert)
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Barbarian Days: A Surfing Life (William Finnegan)
Barbarian Days: A Surfing Life (William Finnegan)
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H Is for Hawk (Helen MacDonald)
H Is for Hawk (Helen MacDonald)
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The Girl on the Train (Paula Hawkins)
The Girl on the Train (Paula Hawkins)
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Seveneves (Neal Stephenson)
Seveneves (Neal Stephenson)
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The Underground Railroad (Colson Whitehead)
The Underground Railroad (Colson Whitehead)
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All That Is (James Salter)
All That Is (James Salter)
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The Sixth Extinction: An Annatural History (Elizabeth Kolbert)
The Sixth Extinction: An Annatural History (Elizabeth Kolbert)
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The Lowland (Jhumpa Lahiri)
The Lowland (Jhumpa Lahiri)
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Between the World and Me (Ta-Nehisi Coates)
Between the World and Me (Ta-Nehisi Coates)
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Washington: A Life (Ron Chernow)
Washington: A Life (Ron Chernow)
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All the Light We Cannot See (Anthony Doerr)
All the Light We Cannot See (Anthony Doerr)
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Treasure Island (Robert Louis Stevenson)
Treasure Island (Robert Louis Stevenson)
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Of Mice and Men (John Steinbeck)
Of Mice and Men (John Steinbeck)
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The Great Gatsby (F. Scott Fitzgerald)
The Great Gatsby (F. Scott Fitzgerald)
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Where the Wild Things Are (Maurice Sendak)
Where the Wild Things Are (Maurice Sendak)
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Moby Dick (Herman Melville)
Moby Dick (Herman Melville)
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Self-Reliance (Ralph Waldo Emerson)
Self-Reliance (Ralph Waldo Emerson)
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Song of Solomon (Toni Morrison)
Song of Solomon (Toni Morrison)
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Parting the Waters (Taylor Branch)
Parting the Waters (Taylor Branch)
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Gilead (Marilynne Robinson)
Gilead (Marilynne Robinson)
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Best and the Brightest (David Halberstam)
Best and the Brightest (David Halberstam)
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The Federalist (Alexander Hamilton)
The Federalist (Alexander Hamilton)
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The Souls of Black Folk (W.E.B. Dubois)
The Souls of Black Folk (W.E.B. Dubois)
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The Power and the Glory (Grahame Greene)
The Power and the Glory (Grahame Greene)
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The Quiet American (Graham Greene)
The Quiet American (Graham Greene)
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