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Barack Obama's 2019 summer reading list

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Barack Obama shares the books he read (and loved) this summer.

Barack Obama's eagerly anticipated summer reading list for 2019 includes the collected works of Toni Morrison. Obama describes Morrison's books as '...transcendent, all of them. You’ll be glad you read them.' The former President also recommends Haruki Murakami’s Men Without Women, which he says will '...move you and confuse you and sometimes leave you with more questions than answers.' And he suggests Dinaw Mengestu’s novel, How to Read the Air. See the full list of books Barack Obama is recommending over on his Facebook page.