If you've ever wanted to know which books are sitting on Barack Obama's bedside table, then you are in luck because the former President of the United States has just shared his reading list.
Explaining that because he is so often asked what he is reading, Obama has decided to share six of the books he's been impressed with lately. Finish this list and it will undoubtedly help you to become a much more informed person.
"I’m often asked what I’m reading, watching, and listening to, so I thought I might share a short list from time to time," he wrote on his Facebook page. "There’s so much good writing and art and variety of thought out there these days that this is by no means comprehensive – like many of you, I’ll miss The Americans – but here’s what I’ve been reading lately. It’s admittedly a slightly heavier list than what I’ll be reading over the summer."
Here they are.
From: Harper's BAZAAR UK
In the Shadow of Statues: A White Southerner Confronts History, by Mitch Landrieu
“A few years ago, I eulogised the Reverend Clementa Pinckney, who was slain by a white supremacist in his church in Charleston, South Carolina. And I’ll never forget something Clem said while he was alive: “Across the South, we have a deep appreciation of history. We haven’t always had a deep appreciation of each other’s history.” That’s something Mitch takes to heart in this book, while grappling with some of the most painful parts of our history and how they still live in the present. It’s an ultimately optimistic take from someone who believes the South will rise again not by reasserting the past, but by transcending it.”