HAPPY PRESIDENT’S DAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Today is President’s Day.  So what better way to celebrate is this day President Barack Obama’s  favorite books of 2019.  Have you read any of these reads? Which ones are you putting on your list?

  • “The Age of Surveillance Capitalism: the Fight for a Human Future at the New Frontier of Power” by Shoshana Zuboff ($26.69; amazon.com)
  • “The Anarchy: The East India Company, Corporate Violence, and the Pillage of an Empire” by William Dalrymple ($23.67; amazon.com)
  • “Furious Hours: Murder, Fraud, and the Last Trial of Harper Lee” by Casey Cep ($16.79; amazon.com)
  • “Girl, Woman, Other” by Bernardine Evaristo ($12.79; amazon.com)
  • “The Heartbeat of Wounded Knee: Native America from 1890 to the Present” by David Treuer ($15.30; amazon.com)
  • “How to Do Nothing: Resisting the Attention Economy” by Jenny Odell ($18.29; amazon.com)
  • “Lost Children Archive” by Valeria Luiselli ($19.98; amazon.com)
  • “Lot: Stories” by Bryan Washington ($15.81; amazon.com)
  • “Normal People” by Sally Rooney ($14.56; amazon.com)
  • “The Orphan Master’s Son” by Adam Johnson ($9.79; amazon.com)
  • “The Yellow House” by Sarah M. Broom ($19.69; amazon.com)
  • “Say Nothing: A True Story of Murder and Memory in Northern Ireland” by Patrick Radden Keefe ($21.71; amazon.com)
  • “Solitary” by Albert Woodfox ($14.67; amazon.com)
  • “The Topeka School” by Ben Lerner ($24.30; amazon.com)
  • “Trick Mirror: Reflections on Self-Delusion” by Jia Tolentino ($19.19; amazon.com)
  • “Trust Exercise” by Susan Choi ($18.81; amazon.com)
  • “We Live in the Water: Stories” by Jess Walter ($11.63; amazon.com)

Obama singled out the following two books out as must-reads for sports fans:

  • “A Different Way to Win: Dan Rooney’s Story from the Super Bowl to the Rooney Rule” by Jim Rooney ($14.36; amazon.com)
  • “The Sixth Man” by Andre Iguodala ($16.35; amazon.com)

And these are Obama’s picks from earlier this year:

  • “American Spy” by Lauren Wilkinson ($20.23; amazon.com)
  • “The Education of an Idealist” by Samantha Power ($14.99; amazon.com)
  • “Exhalation” by Ted Chiang ($18.27; amazon.com)
  • “Finding My Voice: My Journey to the West Wing and the Path Forward” by Valerie Jarrett (13.39; amazon.com)
  • “Heartland: A Memoir of Working Hard and Being Broke in the Richest Country on Earth” by Sarah Smarsh ($10.98; amazon.com)
  • “How to Read the Air” by Dinaw Mengestu ($11.92; amazon.com)
  • “Inland” by Téa Obreht ($14.29; amazon.com)
  • “Lab Girl” by Hope Jahren ($8.69; amazon.com)
  • “Maid: Hard Work, Low Pay, and a Mother’s Will to Survive” by Stephanie Land ($13.50; amazon.com)
  • “Men Without Women” by Haruki Murakami ($10.49; amazon.com)
  • “The Moment of Lift” by Melinda Gates ($14.49; amazon.com)
  • “The Nickel Boys” by Colson Whitehead ($13.59; amazon.com)
  • “Pachinko” by Min Jin Lee ($9.39; amazon.com)
  • “The Shadow of Sirius” by W.S. Merwin ($11.72; amazon.com)
  • “The Shallows: What the Internet Is Doing to Our Brains” by Nicholas Carr ($9.99; amazon.com)
  • Toni Morrison Box Set: “The Bluest Eye,” “Song of Solomon,” “Beloved” ($31.49; amazon.com)
  • “Tough Love: My Story of the Things Worth Fighting For” by Susan Rice ($17.99; amazon.com)
  • “The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America’s Great Migration” by Isabel Wilkerson ($12.53; amazon.com)

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