(The Washington Post) – President Obama brought six books with him on his summer vacation in Martha’s Vineyard. And if he started reading at noon on Thursday and only stopped reading for 8 hours of sleep and three one-hour meals a day, he would finish them up by 10 a.m. on Monday.
Our David Nakamura has the list of books:
- ‘All That Is,’ by James Salter
- ‘All the Light We Cannot See,’ by Anthony Doerr (which he bought last fall)
- ‘The Sixth Extinction,’ by Elizabeth Kolbert
- ‘The Lowland,’ by Jhumpa Lahiri
- ‘Between the World and Me,’ by Ta-Nehisi Coates
- ‘Washington: A Life,’ by Ron Chernow
There’s a decent amount of politics buried in the list. Coates’s book has received rave reviews for its consideration of the lives of black men in America. Kolbert’s book won the Pulitzer Prize for its analysis of how humans are dramatically changing the Earth’s environment. Chernow’s is a lengthy biography of the first president.