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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.


  • The potent new novel from the Nobel Laureate

  • The powerful new novel from Nobel Prize-winner Toni Morrison, author of Beloved, that excavates the pain of a soldier's homecoming in 1950s America

  • In the afterglow of triumph - her widely celebrated, Pultizer Prize-winning bestseller, Beloved - Toni Morrision moves to even higher ground. JAZZ is spellbinding for the haunting passion of its profund love story, and for the bittersweet lyricism and refined sensuality of its powerful and elegant style.

  • Compelling, sensual, elegiac, shocking - a major new work by the Nobel Prize-winning novelist, about desire, sex, lust, obsession, yearning, and ultimately about love.

  • The long-awaited new novel from the Nobel Prize-winning author of Beloved.

  • 'Beautiful, funny, enormously moving-From the opening pages, I sat bolt upright, aware that I was in the presence of a major talent' Mordecai Richler

  • WINNER OF THE 1993 NOBEL PRIZE FOR LITERATURE. 'A complex, wonderfully alive and imaginative story...glittering' - Daily Telegraph

  • A vital new non-fiction collection from one of the most celebrated and revered writers of our time

  • Vintage Minis bring you the world’s greatest writers on the experiences that make us human – from birth to death and everything in between

  • A dazzling new collection of short stories from the international phenomenon, Haruki Murakami

  • The eagerly anticipated follow-up from the acclaimed author of Children of the Revolution, winner of the 2007 Guardian First Book Award.

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