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July 2021: President Obama continues his tradition of announcing a list of summer reading recommendations!

This week, former President Obama continued his tradition of announcing a list of summer reading recommendations. It’s a cerebral but remarkably diverse collection — including nonfiction, literary fiction, genre fiction and works in translation:

"Whether you’re camped out on the beach or curled up on the couch on a rainy day, there's nothing quite like sitting down with a great book in the summer. While we were still in the White House, I began sharing my summer favorites—and over the years, it’s become a little tradition that I look forward to sharing with you all. So without further ado, here are some books I've read recently. Hope you enjoy them as much as I did."

His official facebook post here!

And the books he recommends below...

Books: 
When We Cease to Understand the World Cover Image
By Benjamin Labatut, Adrian Nathan West (Translated by)
$17.95
ISBN: 9781681375663
Availability: Backordered
Published: New York Review Books - September 28th, 2021

At Night All Blood Is Black: A Novel Cover Image
By David Diop, Anna Moschovakis (Translated by)
$16.00
ISBN: 9781250800206
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Picador - August 17th, 2021

Project Hail Mary: A Novel Cover Image
$28.99
ISBN: 9780593135204
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Ballantine Books - May 4th, 2021

Intimacies: A Novel Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9780399576164
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Riverhead Books - July 20th, 2021

Washington Post review here.


The Sweetness of Water: A Novel Cover Image
$28.00
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ISBN: 9780316461276
Published: Little, Brown and Company - June 15th, 2021

Oprah’s latest Book Club pick is a miraculous debut...

The entire review here.


Things We Lost to the Water: A novel Cover Image
$26.95
ISBN: 9780593317952
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Knopf - May 4th, 2021

Empire of Pain: The Secret History of the Sackler Dynasty Cover Image
$32.50
ISBN: 9780385545686
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Doubleday - April 13th, 2021

Washington Post review here.


Under a White Sky: The Nature of the Future Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780593136270
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Published: Crown - February 9th, 2021

In "Under a White Sky," Pulitzer winner Elizabeth Kolbert argues that even well-intentioned technological fixes risk making matters worse.
The entire review in The Washington Post is here.

Included in the 10 books to read in February 2021 from The Washington Post. Here.


Land of Big Numbers: Stories Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9780358272557
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Mariner Books - February 2nd, 2021

Included in the 10 books to read in February 2021 from The Washington Post. Here.


At Night All Blood Is Black: A Novel Cover Image
By David Diop, Anna Moschovakis (Translated by)
$25.00
ISBN: 9780374266974
Availability: Backordered
Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux - November 10th, 2020

Leave the World Behind: A Novel Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9780062667632
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Ecco - October 6th, 2020

Rumaan Alam’s "Leave the World Behind" is a brilliant, suspenseful examination of race and class. The entire review in The Washington Post here.


Klara and the Sun: A novel Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780593318171
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Knopf - March 2nd, 2021

Great review in The Washington Post, here.