The President's Summer Reading List

President Barack Obama and daughters Sasha and Malia shop for books at Politics and Prose in Washington, D.C., on Small Business Saturday, Nov. 29, 2014. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

President Barack Obama and daughters Sasha and Malia shop for books at Politics and Prose in Washington, D.C., on Small Business Saturday, Nov. 29, 2014. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

Today, President Obama shared his official summer reading list — a mix of fiction and non-fiction, including a Pulitzer Prize-winning surf memoir, a psychological thriller, and a science fiction novel. Check out the list:

President Obama's summer reading list

“Barbarian Days: A Surfing Life” by William Finnegan

“The Underground Railroad” by Colson Whitehead

“H Is for Hawk” by Helen Macdonald

“The Girl on the Train” by Paula Hawkins

“Seveneves” by Neal Stephenson

And in case you missed it, here's what made the cut last year:

“All The Light We Cannot See” by Anthony Doerr

“The Sixth Extinction” by Elizabeth Kolbert

“The Lowland” by Jhumpa Lahiri

“Between the World and Me” by Ta-Nehisi Coates

“Washington: A Life” by Ron Chernow


Check out the President's summer playlist.