It’s out. President Obama has revealed his reading list for his Martha’s Vineyard vacation, a combination of fiction, liberal stuff, and a biography of George Washington.
“All That Is,” by James Salter” – a novel about a man returning from World War II and looking for love.
“All the Light We Cannot See,” by Anthony Doerr – which looks pretty good, a novel about a blind French girl and a German boy whose paths collide in occupied France.
“The Sixth Extinction,” by Elizabeth Kolbert – about how terrible human beings are wiping out other species on earth by misusing the planet
“The Lowland,” by Jhumpa Lahiri – a Pulitizer prize winning Indian American author.
“Between the World and Me,” by Ta-Nehisi Coates, which the New York Times describes as “a searing meditation on what it means to be black in America today.”
“Washington: A Life,” by Ron Chernow
The Washington Post calculates that, reading at an average pace, it would take him 52 hours to read all of these books.
Because THEY ACTUALLY THINK HE INTENDS TO READ THESE BOOKS. Maybe he’ll finish one. Ta-Nehisi Coates’ book is only 176 pages. That will be what he reads.