Obama can’t run for president in 2016, and maybe that’s why he’s recently given up a list of his favorite books to the press. With no one to judge him, and no harm in over-analysis, what does he have to lose?
The president’s list of books may surprise you, but we can’t say that’s a bad thing. Do you share any favorites on this list with Obama? Let us know by leaving a comment below!
Obama admitted to reading the beloved series to his daughter when she was growing up — and clearly J.K. Rowling’s literary spell was cast over him just as easily as the rest of the world.
The Great Gatsby
This book is already named a classic for America, but it is also considered to be a tale depicting the fragility and inevitable downfall caused by the American dream. An interesting pick for Obama.
The Hobbit & The Lord of the Rings
These books aren’t quick reads, particularly J.R.R. Tolkien’s trilogy. If this says one thing about Obama, it’s that he’s not one to give up (especially considering most people have only seen the movies since their release).
Of Mice and Men
While considered a literary classic, this book is one that has been banned in the past and often faces heavy-handed criticism by some conservative parties. A bold, yet fitting move for Obama.
Dr. Seuss’ Books
Colorful, playful, and filled with rhyme, Dr. Seuss’s children’s books often hold strong, leftist opinions within their subtext. Obama must be reading in-between the lines.
The Hardy Boys
Claiming he was “into adventure stories”, it doesn’t come as too much of a shock to find these action-packed, detective stories in Obama’s repertoire.
Here’s another classic making Obama’s list of favorites. Filled with adventure and then some, this book nicely wraps up the president’s collection.
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