Barack Obama's Summer Reading List 2022

It's that time of year again: as sure as Puxsutawney Phil emerges from his hole to cast about for his shadow each winter, so too does every summer see Barack Obama tweeting a new Summer Reading List. So what have we got this year?

Well, as it turns out, we have most of these titles in-store, and those that we don't are now on order. Pat yourselves on the back, because most of these books were very popular here thanks to you! But if you missed one of these upon release, now's a great time to circle back and check it out. There's a little bit of everything. Come into the store, where we've got the Obama Reading List titles highlighted in their respective sections, or order through our website from the handy list below.

Sea of Tranquility: A novel By Emily St. John Mandel Cover Image
$25.00
ISBN: 9780593321447
Availability: On Our Shelves
Published: Knopf - April 5th, 2022

Why We're Polarized By Ezra Klein Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781476700366
Availability: Not in Our Store - Available to Order
Published: Avid Reader Press / Simon & Schuster - June 15th, 2021

The Candy House: A Novel By Jennifer Egan Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781476716763
Availability: On Our Shelves
Published: Scribner - April 5th, 2022

A Little Devil in America: In Praise of Black Performance By Hanif Abdurraqib Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9781984801203
Availability: On Our Shelves
Published: Random House Trade Paperbacks - March 8th, 2022

To Paradise: A Novel By Hanya Yanagihara Cover Image
$32.50
ISBN: 9780385547932
Availability: On Our Shelves
Published: Doubleday - January 11th, 2022

Silverview: A Novel By John le Carré Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780593490631
Availability: On Our Shelves
Published: Penguin Books - July 5th, 2022

The Family Chao: A Novel By Lan Samantha Chang Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780393868074
Availability: Not in Our Store - Available to Order
Published: W. W. Norton & Company - February 1st, 2022

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Velvet Was the Night By Silvia Moreno-Garcia Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780593356845
Availability: On Our Shelves
Published: Del Rey - May 3rd, 2022

Mouth to Mouth: A Novel By Antoine Wilson Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9781982181802
Availability: On Our Shelves
Published: Avid Reader Press / Simon & Schuster - January 11th, 2022

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The School for Good Mothers: A Novel By Jessamine Chan Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9781982156121
Availability: Not in Our Store - Available to Order
Published: Simon & Schuster - January 4th, 2022

Razorblade Tears: A Novel By S. A. Cosby Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781250252715
Availability: On Our Shelves
Published: Flatiron Books - April 5th, 2022

Blood in the Garden: The Flagrant History of the 1990s New York Knicks By Chris Herring Cover Image
$28.99
ISBN: 9781982132118
Availability: Not in Our Store - Available to Order
Published: Atria Books - January 18th, 2022