POTUS44's Reading List: Favorite Books of 2017

President Barack Obama and daughters Sasha and Malia shopped at Politics and Prose in Washington, D.C., on Small Business Saturday, 2014. (Official White House photo by Pete Souza)

There's a presidential reading list after all. Although President Trump has little to say about his reading habits, on New Year's Eve former President Barack Obama posted his favorite books and music from last year, noting: "During my presidency, I started a tradition of sharing my reading lists and playlists. It was a nice way to reflect on the works that resonated with me and lift up authors and artists from around the world. With some extra time on my hands this year to catch up, I wanted to share the books and music that I enjoyed most. From songs that got me moving to stories that inspired me, here's my 2017 list--I hope you enjoy it and have a happy and healthy New Year." Obama's best book picks are:

The Power by Naomi Alderman
Grant by Ron Chernow
Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City by Matthew Desmond
Janesville: An American Story by Amy Goldstein
Exit West by Mohsin Hamid
Five-Carat Soul by James McBride
Anything Is Possible by Elizabeth Strout
Dying: A Memoir by Cory Taylor
A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles
Sing, Unburied, Sing by Jesmyn Ward

*Bonus for hoops fans: Coach Wooden and Me by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Basketball (and Other Things) by Shea Serrano

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