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Barack Obama shares his book list of 2020 favorites

The former President, in a Twitter post Thursday, highlighted his favorite17 titles

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Former US President Barack Obama is keeping up with one annual custom as he shared his favorite books of the year 2020.

“As 2020 comes to a close, I wanted to share my annual lists of favorites. I’ll start by sharing my favorite books this year, deliberately omitting what I think is a pretty good book – A Promised Land – by a certain 44th president. I hope you enjoy reading these as much as I did,” former US president shared in a tweet.

Check out Obama’s full list of favorite books below:
  1. “Homeland Elegies” by Ayad Akhtar
  2. “Jack” by Marilynne Robinson
  3. “Caste” by Isabel Wilkerson
  4. “The Splendid and the Vile” by Erik Larson
  5. “Luster” by Raven Leilani
  6. “How Much of These Hills is Gold” by C Pam Zhang
  7. “Long Bright River” by Liz Moore
  8. “Memorial Drive” by Natasha Trethewey
  9. “Twilight of Democracy” by Anne Applebaum
  10. “Deacon King Kong” by James McBride
  11. “The Undocumented Americans” by Karla Cornejo Villavicencio
  12. “The Vanishing Half” by Brit Bennett
  13. “The Glass Hotel” by Emily St. John Mandel
  14. “Hidden Valley Road” by Robert Kolker
  15. “The Ministry for the Future” by Kim Stanley Robinson
  16. “Sharks in the Time of Saviors” by Kawai Strong Washburn
  17. “Missionaries” by Phil Klay


Let us know in the comments if you have read any of the above titles.


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Saman Siddiqui, A freelance journalist with a Master’s Degree in Mass Communication and MS in Peace and Conflict Studies. Associated with the media industry since 2006. Experience in various capacities including Program Host, Researcher, News Producer, Documentary Making, Voice Over, Content Writing Copy Editing, and Blogging, and currently associated with OyeYeah since 2018, working as an Editor.