Barack Obama Shares His Favorite Movies, Music, Books Of 2018!

Barack Obama Shares His Favorite Movies

Barack Obama Shares His Favorite Movies, Music, Books Of 2018!

Former United State President, Barack Obama has revealed his yearly favourite songs, movies and books.

Seriously, however, it’s an actually strong list. The former President wrote:

Sharing his year-end lists, Obama wrote: ‘As 2018 draws to a close, I’m continuing a favorite tradition of mine and sharing my year-end lists. It gives me a moment to pause and reflect on the year through the books, movies, and music that I found most thought-provoking, inspiring, or just plain loved. It also gives me a chance to highlight talented authors, artists, and storytellers – some who are household names and others who you may not have heard of before. Swipe through to see my best of 2018 list – I hope you enjoy reading, watching, and listening.’

See the lists (listed below):


Barack point out his “apparent” favorite of the year, Michelle Obama‘s memoir Becoming. Later, the devoted reader separates his huge list into books he’s suggested in the past and other lower recognized ones …

An American Marriage by Tayari Jones

Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

The Broken Ladder: How Inequality Affects the Way We Think, Live, and Die by Keith Payne

Educated by Tara Westover

Factfulness by Hans Rosling

Futureface: A Family Mystery, an Epic Quest, and the Secret to Belonging by Alex Wagner

A Grain of Wheat by Ngugi wa Thiong’ o

A House for Mr Biswas by V.S. Naipaul

How Democracies Die by Steven Levitsky and Daniel Ziblatt

In the Shadow of Statues: A White Southerner Confronts History by Mitch Landrieu

Long Walk to Freedom by Nelson Mandela

The New Geography of Jobs by Enrico Moretti

The Return by Hisham Matar

Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe

Warlight by Michael Ondaatje

Why Liberalism Failed by Patrick Deneen

The World As It Is by Ben Rhodes

and the 2nd list …

American Prison by Shane Bauer

Arthur Ashe: A Life by Raymond Arsenault

Asymmetry by Lisa Halliday

Feel Free by Zadie Smith

Florida by Lauren Groff

Frederick Douglass: Prophet of Freedom by David W. Blight

Immigrant, Montana by Amitava Kumar

The Largesse of the Sea Maiden by Denis Johnson

Life 3.0: Being Human in the Age of Artificial Intelligence by Max Tegmark

There There by Tommy Orange

Washington Black by Esi Edugyan

Motion pictures.

Barack’s list is extremely varied, not simply in tone and scope —– whatever from Marvel hits to Japanese character dramas —– however likewise behind the video camera …


Black Panther




The Death of Stalin

Eighth Grade

If Beale Street Could Talk

Leave No Trace

Minding the Gap

The Rider



Support the Girls

Won’t You Be My Neighbor


Everything from hip hop to country, big hit to odd release, this is a genuinely unanticipated list.

Apes ** t by The Carters

Bad News by Leon Bridges

Could’ve Been by H.E.R. (featured Bryson Tiller)

Disco Yes by Tom Misch (featured Poppy Ajudha)

Ekombe by Jupiter & Okwess

Every Time I Hear That Song by Brandi Carlile

Girl Goin’ Nowhere by Ashley McBryde

Historia De Un Amor by Tonina (featured Javier Limón and Tali Rubinstein)

I Like It by Cardi B (featured Bad Bunny and J Balvin)

Kevin’s Heart by J. Cole

King For A Day by Anderson East

Love Lies by Khalid & Normani

Make Me Feel by Janelle Monáe

Mary Don’t You Weep (Piano & A Microphone 1983 Version) by Prince

My Own Thing by Chance the Rapper (featured Joey Purp)

Need a Little Time by Courtney Barnett

Nina Cried Power by Hozier (featured Mavis Staples)

Nterini by Fatoumata Diawara

One Trick Ponies by Kurt Vile

Turnin’ Me Up by BJ the Chicago Kid

Wait by the River by Lord Huron

Wow Freestyle by Jay Rock (featured Kendrick Lamar)


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