It's an age-old ritual -- the summer read -- the books you take along with you on vacation to curl up with on the beach or in the woods or while you're jetting from one side of the country to the other.
Yesterday on Facebook, former president Barack Obama revealed the 5 books he's been reading this summer. If you're still looking for a good summer read, then you might want to pick up a copy of one (or more) of these books.
Educated by Tara Westover
"Educated is a remarkable memoir of a young woman raised in a survivalist family in Idaho who strives for education while still showing great understanding and love for the world she leaves behind."
Warlight by Michael Ondaatje
"Set after WWII, Warlight by Michael Ondaatje is a meditation on the lingering effects of war on family."
A House for Mr. Biswas by V.S. Naipaul
"With the recent passing of V.S. Naipaul, I reread A House for Mr Biswas, the Nobel Prize winner's first great novel about growing up in Trinidad and the challenge of post-colonial identity."
An American Marriage by Tayari Jones
"An American Marriage by Tayari Jones is a moving portrayal of the effects of a wrongful conviction on a young African-American couple."
Factfulness by Hans Rosling
"Factfulness by Hans Rosling, an outstanding international public health expert, is a hopeful book about the potential for human progress when we work off facts rather than our inherent biases."