Quick Book Display

18 Jan

I don’t know if others have seen it, but two days ago President Obama sat down with the chief book critic of The New York Times and talked about how important reading and books were during his years in office. I’m a librarian and I follow a lot of book related news, so this has been popping up on my Facebook and Twitter news feeds ever since.

So, easiest thing for me to do today? Throw together a book display of books President Obama mentioned as being his favorites or interesting to him. As this is his last week in office, it’s the perfect time to put this together – timely and library focused! So get ready for some new books to add to your TBR list!

  • William Shakespeare
  • Jhumpa Lahiri
  • Junot Díaz
  • Philip Roth
  • Saul Bellow
  • Theodore Roosevelt
  • Marilynne Robinson
  • Song of Solomon by Toni Morrison
  • Fates and Furies by Lauren Groff
  • Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
  • Three Body Problem by Liu Cixin
  • The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead

The following list is from Off the Shelf – a collection of books President Obama mentioned reading during his presidency.

  • All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr
  • Heart of Darkness and the Secret Sharer by Joseph Conrad
  • Fates and Furies by Lauren Groff
  • Nora Webster by Colm Tóibín
  • The Whites by Richard Price
  • Two Years Eight Months and Twenty-Eight Nights by Salman Rushdie
  • The Lowland by Jhumpa Lahiri
  • The Narrow Road to the Deep North by Richard Flanagan
  • A Constellation of Vital Phenomena by Anthony Marra
  • Brown Girl Dreaming by Jacqueline Woodson
  • Tinkers by Paul Harding
  • Rodin’s Debutante by Ward Just

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