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Here Are The Books On President Obama's Summer Reading List

Obama's bringing six books on vacation. You have no excuses.

Looking for your next book club pick? Do like the president by opening up something from his summer reading list. 

According to a memo released by the White House Thursday, President Barack Obama will read the following books while on vacation in Martha's Vineyard: 

All That IsJames Salter
All The Light We Cannot See, Anthony Doerr
The Sixth Extinction, Elizabeth Kolbert
The Lowland, Jhumpa Lahiri
Between The World and Me, Ta-Nehisi Coates
Washington: A Life, Ron Chernow

Most notable on the list may be Between The World and Me, whose author often writes critically of the way Obama addresses issues of race, especially those tied to recent cases of police brutality. 

Obama left for vacation on Aug. 7, and will return to work Aug. 23.

The White House also noted that it doesn't know if Obama is reading the books in hard copy or on an e-reader.

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