“It’s August, so I wanted to let you know about a few books I’ve been reading this summer, in case you’re looking for some suggestions,” he wrote. “To start, you can’t go wrong by reading or re-reading the collected works of Toni Morrison. Beloved, Song of Solomon, The Bluest Eye, Sula, everything else—they’re transcendent, all of them. You’ll be glad you read them. And while I’m at it, here are a few more titles you might want to explore.”


While I’m sure our toddler-in-chief bides his time by deviating between airbrushing his forehead and thumbing through literary classics like Curious George, 44’s tastes are a bit more cultured and refined.

Here’s what you’ll find on his nightstand:

“Ok, this is fantastic,” one user commented. “Totally joining your book club, Mr. Obama.”

“Goodness. A president that makes us RAISE our game,” added another. “You inspire us.”

And of course this gem: “Remember when the president could read?”

Let me update my Amazon Wish List and soak up some of this residual black excellence.