Barack Obama – Favorite Books of 2019

Barack Obama with books.

The Age of Surveillance Capitalism: The Fight for a Human Future at the New Frontier of Power, Shoshana Zuboff

The Anarchy: The Relentless Rise of the East India Company, William Dalrymple

Furious Hours: Murder, Fraud, and the Last Trial of Harper Lee, Casey Cep

Girl, Woman, Other, Bernardine Evaristo

The Heartbeat of Wounded Knee: Native America from 1890 to the Present, David Treuer

How to Do Nothing: Resisting the Attention Economy, Jenny Odell

Lost Children Archive, Valeria Luiselli

Lot: Stories, Bryan Washington

Normal People, Sally Rooney

The Orphan Master’s Son, Adam Johnson

The Yellow House, Sarah M. Broom

Say Nothing: A True Story of Murder and Memory in Northern Ireland, Patrick Radden Keefe

Solitary, Albert Woodfox

The Topeka School, Ben Lerner

Trick Mirror: Reflections on Self-Delusion, Jia Tolentino*

Trust Exercise, Sean Choi

We Live in Water: Stories, Jess Walter

For Sports Fans:

A Different Way to Win: Dan Rooney’s Story from the Super Bowl to the Rooney Rule, Jim Rooney

The Sixth Man, Andre Iguodala

From Earlier this Year:

American Spy, Lauren Wilkinson

The Education of an Idealist, Samantha Power

Exhalation, Ted. Chiang

Finding My Voice, Valerie Jarrett

Heartland: A Memoir of Working Hard and Being Broke in the Richest Country on Earth, Sara Smarsh

How to Read the Air, Dinaw Mengestu

Inland, Téa Obreht

Lab Girl, Hope Jahren

Maid: Hard Work, Low Pay, and a Mother’s Will to Survive, Stephanie Land

Men Without Women, Haruki Murakami

The Moment of Lift, Melinda Gates

The Nickel Boys, Colson Whitehead

Pachinko, Min Jin Lee

The Shadow of Sirius, W.S. Merwin

The Shallows, Nicholas Carr

Toni Morrison’s collected works

Tough Love: My Story of the Things Worth Fighting For, Susan Rice

The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America’s Great Migration, Isabel Wilkerson

Wolf Hall, Hilary Mantel


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