Every year, Barack Obama releases his summer reading list, and every year, we look forward to it with excitement. On July 9, the former president released this year’s series of book recommendations on Instagram, which include At Night All Blood Is Black by David Diop, Things We Lost to the Water by Eric Nguyen, and Klara and the Sun by Kazuo Ishiguro.
“Whether you’re camped out on the beach or curled up on the couch on a rainy day, there’s nothing quite like sitting down with a great book in the summer,” Obama wrote. “While we were still in the White House, I began sharing my summer favorites — and over the years, it’s become a little tradition that I look forward to sharing with you all. So without further ado, here are some books I’ve read recently. Hope you enjoy them as much as I did.” Check out Obama’s summer book recommendations for this year ahead.