It’s that time of year again! Former President Barack Obama has released his list of favorite reads in 2018 and it’s gooooooooood.
Becoming by Michelle Obama – Obviously his favorite! And a Peak Pick!
An American Marriage by Tayari Jones
American Prison by Shane Bauer
Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Arthur Ashe: A Life by Raymond Arsenault
Asymmetry by Lisa Halliday
The Broken Ladder: How Inequality Affects the Way We Think, Live, and Die by Keith Payne
Educated by Tara Westover – A Peak Pick!
Factfulness by Hans Rosling – A Peak Pick!
Feel Free by Zadie Smith
Florida by Lauren Groff
Frederick Douglass: Prophet of Freedom by David W. Blight
Futureface: A Family Mystery, an Epic Quest, and the Secret to Belonging by Alex Wagner
A Grain of Wheat by Ngugiwa Thiong’o
A House for Mr. Biswas by V.S. Naipaul
How Democracies Die by Steven Levitsky and Daniel Ziblatt
Immigrant, Montana by Amitava Kumar
In the Shadow of Statues: A White Southerner Confronts History by Mitch Landrieu
The Largesse of the Sea Maiden by Denis Johnson
Life 3.0: Being Human in the Age of Artificial Intelligence by Max Tegmark
Long Walk to Freedom by Nelson Mandela
The New Geography of Jobs by Enrico Moretti
The Return: Fathers, Sons and the Land in Between by Hisham Matar
There There by Tommy Orange – A Peak Pick!
Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe
Warlight by Michael Ondaatje – A Peak Pick!
Washington Black by Esi Edugyan – A Peak Pick!
Why Liberalism Failed by Patrick Deneen
The World as It Is by Ben Rhodes
~posted by Kara P.