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When heading off on their summer vacations, some people like to take books along to read, while others don’t have any interest at all in picking up a book while they relax on their getaways. Like many presidents before him, President Obama is a vacation reader, and also like many presidents before him, the media love to report on the books he brought along. The White House yesterday (August 13th) released a list of six books that the president took with him on his current two-week vacation on Martha’s Vineyard. They are:

  • Washington: A Life by Ron Chernow— Biography of the first president
  • Between The World and Meby Ta-Nehisi Coates — Letter to Coates’ son about race in America
  • The Sixth Extinctionby Elizabeth Kolbert — Pulitzer Prize-winning book about how humans are dramatically changing the Earth’s environment
  • All The Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr — Pulitzer Prize-winning novel set around the time of World War Two
  • All That Is by James Salter — Novel also set around the time of World War Two
  • The Lowlandby Jhumpa Lahiri — Novel set in India in the 1960s


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