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Barack Obama's 2019 list of favourite books includes Normal People by 'first great millennial novelist'

09:33 AM Dec 30, 2019 |

Former US president Barack Obama has followed his yearly tradition and shared the best books he read and wants others to read in 2019. Obama releases his curated list of fiction and non-fiction books that he enjoyed reading throughout the year at the end of every year.

Obama’s took to Twitter yesterday to share his list of favourite books. He tweeted saying, “As we wind down 2019, I wanted to share with you my annual list of favorites that made the last year a little brighter. We’ll start with books today — movies and music coming soon. I hope you enjoy these as much as I did.”

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His list of favourite books includes various subjects such as surveillance capitalism, attention economy, feminism and race in Britain. Interestingly, Obama’s list also includes the title, Normal People by Sally Rooney, the author who rose to fame as the “first great millennial novelist.”

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Obama’s list has a total of 19 books ranging from different topics and themes. Two books from the list are specifically for ‘Sports fans.’ Along with his favourite books, The former President also shared a list of the books he had recommended to his followers earlier during the year. The reminder list has 19 more books.

The books that made it to Obama’s reminder list are Men without Women by Haruki Murakami, The Education of an Idealist by Samantha Power, Finding My Voice by Valeria Jarret and more.

Obama had started this tradition of sharing his best read of the year in 2015, while he was still the President of the USA and has been continuing since.

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