Hey, Mr. President, read these books next!

ABC News reported yesterday that President Obama has packed an armful of books for a two-week vacation with his family in Martha’s Vineyard. Here are the six books he selected!


There are some great choices on his summer reading list, including award-winning fiction and non-fiction but what happens when any booklover finishes the last book on the TBR list? You ask, “What should I read next?” We’ve got the answer. If you enjoyed these selections, here’s a list of HPB Staff Picks to get you started on your next book.

If you liked All That Is by James Salter, then try: 1) The Good Soldier by Ford Madox Ford, 2) Babylon Revisited: And Other Stories by F. Scott Fitzgerald, 3) Skeletons at the Feast by Chris Bohjalian, 4) The Master by Colm Toibin and 5) The Sense of An Ending by Julian Barnes.

If you liked All The Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr, then try: 1) A Constellation of Vital Phenomenon by Anthony Mara, 2) The Book Thief by Markus Zusak, 3) The Nightingale by Kristen Hannah, 4) The Art of Hearing Heartbeats by Jan-Phillip Sendker and 5) City of Thieves by David Benioff.

If you liked The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History by Elizabeth Kolbert, then try: 1) Field Notes from a Catastrophe: Man, Nature and Climate Change by Elizabeth Kolbert, 2) Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind by Yuval Noah Harari, 3) Stuff Matters: Exploring the Marvelous Materials that Shape Our Man-Made World by Mark Miodownik, 4) Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail or Succeed by Jared Diamond and 5) Silent Spring by Rachel Carson.

If you liked The Lowland by Jhumpa Lahiri, then try: 1) The UnAmericans by Molly Antopol, 2) The Son by Phillip Meyer, 3) Salvage the Bones by Jesmyn Ward, 4) A Partial History of Lost Causes by Jennifer duBois and 5) Transatlantic by Colum McCann.

If you liked Between The World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates, then try: 1) Just Mercy by Bruan Stevenson, 2) Go Set a Watchman by Harper Lee, 3) Men We Reaped: A Memior by Jesmyn Ward, 4) The Beautiful Struggle by Ta-Nehisi Coates and 5) 12 Years a Slave by Solomon Northup.

If you liked Washington: A Life by Ron Chernow, then try: 1) Thomas Jefferson: The Art of Power by Jon Meacham, 2) 1776 by David McCullough, 3) Founding Brothers: The Revolutionary Generation by Joseph J. Ellis, 4) John Adams by David McCullough and 5) Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln by Doris Kearns Goodwin.

Happy vacationing, Mr. President! And to the rest of you booklovers out there, let us know what books are left on your summer reading list.

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