White House Releases Obama's Summer Reading List

EDGARTOWN, Mass. (AP) — The White House has released President Barack Obama’s summer reading list. It’s a mix of prize-winning novels and the memoir of a surfer who spent much of his childhood in Hawaii, something the president can appreciate.

The five books are “Barbarian Days: A Surfing Life” by William Finnegan, “The Underground Railroad” by Colson Whitehead, “H is for Hawk” by Helen Macdonald, “The Girl on the Train” by Paula Hawkins, and “Seveneves” by Neal Stephenson.

The White House traditionally releases Obama’s reading list as the first family vacations in Martha’s Vineyard. They are about halfway through the vacation that began late Saturday.

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