Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Obama's vacation reading list

John Adams ~ by David McCullough (biography of a former president)

Plainsong ~ by Kent Haruf (National Book Award nominee for Fiction)

The Way Home ~ by George Pelecanos (a crime novel)

Lush Life ~ by Richard Price (a literary novel)

Hot, Flat, and Crowded : Why We Need a Green Revolution -- and How It Can Renew America ~ by Thomas Friedman (environment)

I haven't read any of these books, so I can't comment on them. Which of them have you read? Tell me what you think of them. I found this list here.

I went to the library this afternoon and got the first book on the list above. Do you see John Adams by David McCullough under "Currently reading" on my sidebar? I didn't realize it would be 651 pages thick, with another 100 pages of end notes, bibliography, and index (751 pages in all).


CJ said...

Funny thing about "Hot, Flat, and Crowded" - Obama quoted from it during the campaign.

Hopefully it was mistakenly included on the list.


Bonnie Jacobs said...

Why? I quote from books I haven't finished. Sometimes I even quote from books I haven't started. Don't you glance through books before you start? I do. Besides, he may have read the quote in a book review somewhere, just as I do. If it's good enough, I'd quote it.

I just came back from the library, where I picked up a copy of John Adams by David McCullough. I've been meaning to read it, and now seems like a good time.