Hvert år omkring juletid løfter den tidligere amerikanske præsident sløret for sine bedste læseoplevelser i det forgangne år. I år er ingen undtagelse.

På det sociale medie Twitter slog Barack Obama sin liste om med sine 13 favoritbøger i løbet af 2021. En liste af bøger mange litteraturinteresserede mennesker verden over ser frem til.

De 13 bøger er:

“Matrix” by Lauren Groff

“How the Word Is Passed: A Reckoning with the History of Slavery Across America” by Clint Smith

“The Final Revival of Opal & Nev” by Dawnie Walton

“The Lincoln Highway” by Amor Towles

“Invisible Child: Poverty, Survival & Hope in an American City” by Andrea Elliott

“Harlem Shuffle” by Colson Whitehead

“Cloud Cuckoo Land” by Anthony Doerr

“These Precious Days” by Ann Patchett

“Crying in H Mart” by Michelle Zauner

“Aftershocks” by Nadia Owusu

“Crossroads” by Jonathan Franzen

“The Love Songs of W.E.B. Du Bois” by Honorée Fanonne Jeffers

“Beautiful Country” by Qian Julie Wang


Ligeledes delte den tidligere præsident også sine anbefalinger fra tidligere på året:

“At Night All Blood Is Black” by David Diop

“Land of Big Numbers” by Te-Ping Chen

“Empire of Pain” by Patrick Radden Keefe

“Project Hail Mary” by Andy Weir

“When We Cease to Understand the World” by Benjamín Labatut

“Under a White Sky: The Nature of the Future” by Elizabeth Kolbert

“Things We Lost to the Water” by Eric Nguyen

“Leave the World Behind” by Rumaan Alam

“Klara and the Sun” by Kazuo Ishiguro

“The Sweetness of Water” by Nathan Harris

“Intimacies” by Katie Kitamura