According to the White House, these are the books President Obama took to Martha’s Vineyard.
I guess it’s what he’s going to do when he’s not body surfing, golfing or, oh, leading the free world.
A columnist in the National Review Online took him to task for his beach reading selections:
First, five of the six are novels, and the near-absence of nonfiction sends the wrong message for any president, because it sets him up for the charge that he is out of touch with reality.
I’m afraid my summer reading list was all about being out of touch with reality:
The Year of the Hare by Arto Paasilinna
The Left Hand of Darkness by Ursula K. Le Guin
Cat’s Cradle by Kurt Vonnegut
The Emerald Atlas by John Stephens
Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell by Susanna Clarke
I’ll be reading that last one well into the fall. Talk about being out of touch. I didn’t realize it was 1,000+ pages when I downloaded it.
What did you read this summer? Was your list in touch with reality?