Barack Obama unveils top literary picks for 2023

Former President Barack Obama has revealed his eclectic lineup of favourite books for the year, offering a diverse collection of literary gems. From James McBride’s captivating The Heaven & Earth Grocery Store to Benjamin Labatut’s thought-provoking The Maniac, Obama’s selections span genres and themes.

The list encompasses award-winning fiction like Lauren Groff’s The Vaster Wilds and nonfiction works such as Matthew Desmond’s exploration of poverty in Poverty, by America. Reflecting Obama’s literary taste, the compilation includes titles like The Wager by David Grann and the gripping narrative of Some People Need Killing by Patricia Evangelista.

As anticipation builds, Obama hinted at forthcoming lists featuring his preferred movies and music of the year. 

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