President Obama's Summer Reading List

PHOTO: Barack Obama, left, and daughters Sasha, center, and Malia, right, purchase books at the bookstore Politics and Prose in Washington, D.C. on Nov. 29, 2014. Dennis Brack/AP Images
Barack Obama, left, and daughters Sasha, center, and Malia, right, purchase books at the bookstore Politics and Prose in Washington, D.C. on Nov. 29, 2014.

You can't golf all day.

President Obama packed plenty to read for his two weeks vacationing with his family in Martha's Vineyard.

Here are Obama's six summer reads, a mix of critically acclaimed fiction and nonfiction, obtained first by ABC News:

  • All That Is, by James Salter
  • PHOTO: The cover of All That Is, by James Salter. Amazon
    The cover of All That Is, by James Salter.

  • All The Light We Cannot See, by Anthony Doerr
  • PHOTO: he cover of All The Light We Cannot See, by Anthony Doerr. Amazon
    he cover of All The Light We Cannot See, by Anthony Doerr.

  • The Sixth Extinction, by Elizabeth Kolbert
  • PHOTO: The cover of The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History, by Elizabeth Kolbert. Amazon
    The cover of The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History, by Elizabeth Kolbert.

  • The Lowland, by Jhumpa Lahiri
  • PHOTO: The cover of The Lowland, By Jhumpa Lahiri. Amazon
    The cover of The Lowland, By Jhumpa Lahiri.

  • Between The World and Me, by Ta-Nehisi Coates
  • PHOTO: The cover of Between The World And Me, by Ta-Nehisi Coates Amazon
    The cover of Between The World And Me, by Ta-Nehisi Coates

  • Washington: A Life, by Ron Chernow
  • PHOTO: The cover of Washington: A Life by Ron Chernow.Amazon
    The cover of Washington: A Life by Ron Chernow.