Former US President Barack Obama speaks at an innovative communications conference organized by Les Napoleons network group, where he appears as a guest of honor, in Paris, on December 2, 2017. (AFP/Martin Bureau)
Barack Obama took to social media on the weekend to share his favorite reads of 2019 -- a scholarly list that shows the former US president remains very much a bookworm.
The now traditional yearly list ranges across history, economics and award-winning literature and even singles out a couple of recommendations for sports fans.
“As we wind down 2019, I wanted to share with you my annual list of favorites that made the last year a little brighter,” Obama said in a posting on Twitter. “We’ll start with books today — movies and music coming soon. I hope you enjoy these as much as I did.”
As we wind down 2019, I wanted to share with you my annual list of favorites that made the last year a little brighter. We’ll start with books today — movies and music coming soon. I hope you enjoy these as much as I did. pic.twitter.com/l5qTGkAPok— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) December 28, 2019
During his eight years in the Oval Office, Obama was renowned as a voracious reader and regularly espoused the delights and benefits of the written word. In a longer posting on Instagram, he said the list had become a “fun little tradition.”
“Because while each of us has plenty that keeps us busy -— work and family life, social and volunteer commitments -- outlets like literature and art can enhance our day-to-day experiences,” he wrote. “They’re the fabric that helps make up a life.”
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These are Obama’s choices:
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