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Barack Obama releases list of his 19 favorite books from 2019
2019-12-31
The former US president Barack Obama has released on Twitter a list of his favorite books of 2019, the latest in his annual tradition for sharing his curated cultural highlights of the year.

The list of 19 fiction and non-fiction titles encompasses a range of subjects from surveillance capitalism and the attention economy to feminism and race in Britain, and includes the work of a writer dubbed “the first great millennial novelist”.

Below you can find the full list: 

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The Age of Surveillance Capitalism: The Fight for a Human Future at the New Frontier of Power,

by Shoshana Zuboff.

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The Anarchy: The Relentless Rise of the East India Company,

by William Dalrymple.

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Furious Hours: Murder, Fraud, and the Last Trial of Harper Lee,

by Casey Cep.

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Girl, Woman, Other,

by Bernardine Evaristo.

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The of Wounded Knee: Native America from 1890 to the Present,

by David Treuer.

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How to Do Nothing: Resisting the Attention Economy,

by Jenny Odell.

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Lost Children Archive,

by Valeria Luiselli.

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Lot: Stories,

by Bryan Washington.

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Normal People,

by Sally Rooney. 

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The Orphan Master’s Son,

by Adam Johnson.

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The Yellow House,

by Sarah M. Broom.

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Say Nothing: A True Story of Murder and Memory in Northern Ireland,

by Patrick Radden Keefe.

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Solitary,

by Albert Wood.

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The Topeka School,

by Ben Lerner.

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Trick Mirror: Reflections on Self-Delusion,

by Jia Tolentino.

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Trust Exercise,

by Susan Choi.

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We Live in Water: Stories,

by Jess Walter.

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A Different Way to Win: Dan Rooney’s Story From the Super Bowl to the Rooney Rule,

by Jim Rooney.

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The Sixth Man: A Memoir,

by Andre Iguodala.


And here are the books Obama recommended earlier in the year:

American Spy, by Lauren Wilkinson.

The Education of an Idealist, by Samantha Power. 

Exhalation: Stories, by Ted Chiang.

Finding My Voice: My Journey to the West Wing and the Path Forward, by Valerie Jarrett. 

Heartland: A Memoir of Working Hard and Being Broke in the Richest Country on Earth, by Sarah Smarsh.

How to Read the Air, by Dinaw Mengestu.

Inland: A Novel, by Téa Obreht. 

Lab Girl, by Hope Jahren. 

Maid: Hard Work, Low Pay, and a Mother’s Will to Survive, by Stephanie Land.

Men Without Women, by Haruki Murakami.


Source: www.theguardian.com
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