Looking for a book or two to lose yourself in this holiday season? Barack Obama is here to help.
The former president posted a list of his favorite books of 2021 on Twitter, noting that “art always sustains and nourishes the soul.”
Over the next few days, I'll share my annual list of favorite books, music, and movies. Art always sustains and nourishes the soul. But for me, music and storytelling felt especially urgent during this pandemic year. I'll start by sharing some of my favorite books of 2021: pic.twitter.com/Ewo2sIc7WM— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) December 15, 2021
Of the 13 books to receive the Obama imprimatur, seven were fiction, including two Kirkus Prize finalists: Colson Whitehead’s Harlem Shuffle and Honorée Fanonne Jeffers’ The Love Songs of W.E.B. Du Bois.
Michael Schaub is a Texas-based journalist and regular contributor to NPR.