5 Books You Need to Read, According to Barack Obama

Lauren Powell

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If you’re a fan of Barack Obama (*raises hand*)you'll already know that he is an avid reader, writer, and lover of literature. Even within his own book, Dreams From My Father, he acknowledged his love for books, “When I wasn’t working, the weekends would usually find me alone in an empty apartment, making do with the company of books.”

Much to our delight, the 44th President of the United States revealed in a recent New York Times interview not only his favourite books, but also those that he’s recommended to his daughter, Malia. If you’re looking for a good read, you’ve come to the right place because these are the manuscripts recommended by Obama himself. And if they’re good enough for one of the most influential people in history, they’re good enough for us—happy reading! Scroll down for five of the tomes Obama wants you to add to your book shelf.  

Head to the New York Times for more book recommendations from Obama.

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