President Barack Obama is partly through a golf, beach and family time vacation on Martha’s Vineyard and the White House says he brought along a parcel of summer reading.
The presidential reading list includes some new releases and books tackling current events including: 2015’s Between The World and Me, in which essayist Ta-Nehisi Coates writes about growing up black in America in the form of a letter to his 15-year-old son; Anthony Doerr’s novel, All The Light We Cannot See, which won the 2015 Pulitzer Prize for fiction; and The Sixth Extinction by Elizabeth Kolbert, which covers the role of man-made climate change in the ongoing loss of species, which some scientists have dubbed the sixth mass extinction.
Obama is also reading James Salter’s first novel in 30 years, All That Is; The Lowland by Jhumpa Lahiri; and Washington: A Life, a 2010 biography of George Washington by Ron Chernow.
Architectural Digest has posted a slide show of the six-bedroom house the Obama’s once rented on the island and which the magazine says at nine and a half acres is a “private vacationer’s dream.”
Obama, who was spending Thursday at the beach with with friends and family, hit the golf links on Wednesday with former NBA All-Stars Ray Allen and Alonzo Mourning of the Miami Heat.
He hit the golf course over the weekend with Larry David, the star of Curb Your Enthusiasm and a co-creator of Seinfeld.