What Is on President Obama’s Summer Reading List?

Lynette Holloway
A woman waits as her car is searched near where President Barack Obama golfs at Farm Neck Golf Club on Aug. 12, 2015, in Oak Bluffs on Martha’s Vineyard, Mass.  

Atlantic writer Ta-Nehisi Coates’ powerful memoir about race is among six books on President Barack Obama’s summer reading list, reports The Hill.

Although Coates has been a frequent critic of the president's efforts to address racial inequality, Obama will read Between the World and Me, a memoir about being black in America, during his 16-day vacation on Martha's Vineyard, the report notes.

The other five books on Obama’s list, according to The Hill, are a mélange of fiction and nonfiction: All That Is, by James Salter; All The Light We Cannot See, by Anthony Doerr; The Sixth Extinction, by Elizabeth Kolbert; The Lowland, by Jhumpa Lahiri; and Washington: A Life, by Ron Chernow. 


Besides catching up on his reading, the president has played several rounds of golf and enjoyed meals with the first lady, friends and advisers, the report says.

The president is due to return to Washington Aug. 23.

What’s on your summer reading list? Let us know in comments.

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