21 August 2011

What President Obama is reading this summer

Via the L.A. Times

  • Abraham Verghese, CUTTING FOR STONE
  • David Grossman, TO THE END OF THE LAND
  • Daniel Woodrell, THE BAYOU TRILOGY 
  • Isabel Wilkerson, THE WARMTH OF OTHER SUNS
And the National Review adds:
  • Emma Donoghue, ROOM
  • Marianna Baer, FROST
  • Aldous Huxley, BRAVE NEW WORLD

I had earlier read on Twitter that the bookstore the President went to was refusing to release his choices. Like he has anything of which to be ashamed! Maybe he was picking up the HUNGER GAMES trilogy for the kids and felt embarrassed? Maybe he's supposed to not read anything besides his briefings (in which case, not so much a vacation as "work in a different place")? I haven't read any of these but I find the list solid. How about you? 

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