Barack Obama Releases his 2023 Summer Reading List

It is finally out! Former President Barack Obama’s summer reading list 2023 has finally been released. Keep reading to find out which books made his list!  

Just like you, I have been eagerly awaiting Obama’s annual summer reading list. It has become a tradition to see which books he chose. After Oprah, Obama’s book picks may the most important. And Obama is also taking book recommendations.  

Barack Obama's summer reading list 2022
Former President Barack Obama releases his 2023 summer reading list!

“Check them out and let me know what I should be reading next,” Obama wrote along with his post about his book recommendations.  

Barack Obamas’s 2023 Summer Reading List  

A Powerful List  

When you browse through Obama’s picks, it is no surprise that many of the best books of the year made his list. Some of the nonfiction books to make his list include Poverty, By America by Matthew Desmond and King: A Life by Jonathan Eig. These are probably the top two best nonfiction books of the year.  

What this list proves is that Obama is just like most of us when it comes to books. He is also a fan of Dennis Lehane and S.A. Cosby. Birnam Woods has been everywhere and even the former President couldn’t escape it. I didn’t expect The Wager: A Tale of Shipwreck, Mutiny and Murder by David Grann to make Obama’s list but he is full of surprises.  


These are the books that made Barack Obama’s 2023 summer reading list. How many of these books have you read? Which books are you surprised didn’t make the list? Let us know in the comments below!

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