Barack Obama’s 2022 Summer Reading List

In what has become a summer tradition, Barack Obama has shared his summer reading list with all of us. 

Sea Of Tranquility By Emily St. John Mandel

Emily St. John Mandel’s newest novel is filled with time travel, love, and humanity. This book spans 300 years and follows an exiled son of an earl, an author on a book tour trapped on earth during a pandemic,  


Why We’re Polarized By Ezra Klein

This New York Times and Wall Street Journal best seller shows us that America’s political system isn’t broken. 


The Candy House by Jennifer Egan

Set in the same world as Goon Squad, The Candy House follows the rise of a new tech start-up that allows users to access all their memories and upload them to a cloud database. 


To Paradise By Hanya Yanagihara

Three storylines spanning three centuries in alternate versions of America are woven together in this enthralling novel about love, loss, family, and the prices and promises of utopia. 


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