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Obama reveals list of his favorite reads of 2020

Former President Obama shared his 2020 reading list on Thursday, an annual tradition that this year comes as he promotes his own presidential memoir.

Obama shared a list of 17 titles which he enjoyed in 2020, including Emily St. John Mandel’s novel “The Glass Hotel” and “Twilight of Democracy,” a book that examines the Soviet Union and delivers an “oppositionist attack on the new right from within conservative ranks,” according to Kirkus Reviews on Amazon.

In a tweet, he joked that another book, his own, could have been included in his “favorite reads” list.

“As 2020 comes to a close, I wanted to share my annual lists of favorites. I’ll start by sharing my favorite books this year, deliberately omitting what I think is a pretty good book – A Promised Land – by a certain 44th president,” he wrote.

Other pieces on the list include “The Undocumented Americans” by Karla Cornejo Villavicencio, one of the first undocumented immigrant students to graduate Harvard. 

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