Obama’s and Trump’s Book Recommendations for this Summer

Obama’s and Trump’s Book Recommendations for this Summer
Obama's and Trump's Book Recommendations for this Summer
Obama’s and Trump’s Book Recommendations for this Summer

These are Barack Obama’s and Donald Trump’s book recommendations for this summer and if you’re a bookworm or a person interested in politics and how the world works, you should definitely tune in to what they have to say.

‘Presidential’ recommendations don’t come along that often, so when the former and the current US presidents start sharing their favorite books online, people immediately hit Amazon and buy, buy, buy.

Of course, with their influence, they can easily manipulate the public into reading a book or another, but at least their influence is heading towards reading now, and not something else. Which one of these books have you read and which ones are you planning on reading?

Barack Obama’s recommendations:

  • “Educated” by Tara Westover, a memoir about a woman who leaves her survivalist Idaho roots behind;
  • “Warlight” by Michael Ondaatje, a post-World War II novel that Obama says is “a meditation on the lingering effects of war on family;”
  • “An American Marriage” by Tayari Jones, about a newlywed black attorney wrongly convicted of rape;
  • “Factfulness” a tome by Swedish academic Hans Rosling on the “secret silent miracle of human progress,”
  • “A House for Mr. Biswas,” considered to be the first, great novel by the late V.S. Naipaul.

The former US President also shared a reading list in June, which included works such as “The New Geography of Jobs” and “Why Liberalism Failed.” CNN informs.

Donald Trump’s recommendations:

  • “The Russia Hoax: The Illicit Scheme to Clear Hillary Clinton and Frame Donald Trump,” by Gregg Jarrett. Trump lauded this book as “hard work” from Jarrett, a Fox News legal analyst who Trump called “a brilliant guy.”
  • “The Briefing: Politics, the Press and the President,” by Sean Spicer. “A friend of mine and a man who has truly seen politics and life as few others ever will, Sean Spicer, has written a great new book,” Trump wrote, adding that the account from his former White House press secretary is a “story told with both heart and knowledge.”
  • “9 Rules of Engagement,” by Harris Faulkner. Trump praised this memoir by Fox News anchor Faulkner as a “terrific new book.”
  • “The Capitalist Comeback: The Trump Boom and the Left’s Plot to Stop It,” by Andy Puzder. Trump gave a nod to his former labor secretary nominee Puzder’s new book, predicting that it will be a “big hit.”


Any similar recommendations of your own? Let us know in the comments!