Barack Obama appears to have put his post-White Home downtime to good use.
The previous POTUS has made a convention of sharing his favourite popular culture moments on the finish of every yr, and simply because he is out of workplace doesn’t suggest he is out of the loop.
Obama took to Fb Sunday to share an inventory of his favourite books and music that he is learn and listened to in 2017.
“Throughout my presidency, I began a convention of sharing my studying lists and playlists. It was a pleasant approach to mirror on the works that resonated with me and carry up authors and artists from around the globe,” he wrote. “With some further time on my palms this yr to catch up, I wished to share the books and music that I loved most.”
Topping Obama’s literary checklist was “The Energy” by Naomi Alderman, a dystopian sci-fi novel which gained the Baileys Girls’s Prize for Fiction in June.
His checklist included a wholesome mixture of each novels (like “Something Is Doable” by Elizabeth Strout and “Exit West” by Mohsin Hamid, the latter of which facilities of emigration and refugees) and nonfiction, together with a biography of Ulysses S. Grant by Ron Chernow.
In the meantime, his checklist of favorites tunes from 2017 was suffering from in style hits like Kendrick Lamar’s “Humble,” Portugal. The Man’s “Really feel It Nonetheless” and Harry Types’ “Signal of the Instances.”
He additionally gave a shout-out to some deeper cuts, like “First World Issues” by Likelihood the Rapper, “Damaged Clocks” by SZA and “The System Solely Desires in Complete Darkness” by The Nationwide.
Obama wrapped up with a humble brag of kinds by means of Bruce Springsteen’s “Born in the usA.” — however solely the blues model featured in The Boss’s nearly-impossible-to-snag-tickets-to-unless-you’re-a-former-president Broadway present.