Barack Obama lists his favorite books of 2020

former President, In a Twitter post on Thursday, Highlighting 17 titles including Isabel Wilkerson’s “Caste,” Brit Bennett’s “The Vanishing Half” and Si Pam Zhang’s “How Much of His Gold”.

Obama joked, “I’ll start this year by sharing my favorite books, which I think is a very good book – A Promise Land – by a certain 44th president.” “I hope you enjoyed reading these as much as I have.”

Ayad Akhtar’s “Homeland Illigies”

“Jack” by Marilyn Robinson

“Caste” by Isabel Wilkerson

“The Splendid and the Vile” by Eric Larson

“Shine” by Raven Lilani

“How Much Gold Do These Hills Have” by Si Pam Zhang

“Long Bright River” by Liz Moore

“Memorial Drive” by Natasha Trethaway

“Twilight of Democracy” by Anne Applebaum

“Deacon King Kong” by James McBride

“The Undocumented American” by Carla Coronzo Villavicencio

“The Vanishing Half” by British Bennett

“The Glass Hotel” by Emily St. John Mandel

“Hidden Valley Road” by Robert Koper

“Ministry for the Future” by Kim Stanley Robinson

“Sharks in Shark Time” by Kawai Strong Washburn

“Missionaries” by Phil Kell


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