President Obama's Summer Reading List

President Obama brought these six books with him to Martha's Vineyard.

ByALI WEINBERG
August 13, 2015, 12:27 PM
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.
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

— -- 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.
The cover of All That Is, by James Salter.
Amazon
  • All The Light We Cannot See, by Anthony Doerr
  • PHOTO: he cover of All The Light We Cannot See, by Anthony Doerr.
    he cover of All The Light We Cannot See, by Anthony Doerr.
    Amazon
  • The Sixth Extinction, by Elizabeth Kolbert
  • PHOTO: The cover of The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History, by Elizabeth Kolbert.
    The cover of The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History, by Elizabeth Kolbert.
    Amazon
  • The Lowland, by Jhumpa Lahiri
  • PHOTO: The cover of The Lowland, By Jhumpa Lahiri.
    The cover of The Lowland, By Jhumpa Lahiri.
    Amazon
  • Between The World and Me, by Ta-Nehisi Coates
  • PHOTO: The cover of Between The World And Me, by Ta-Nehisi Coates
    The cover of Between The World And Me, by Ta-Nehisi Coates
    Amazon
  • Washington: A Life, by Ron Chernow
  • PHOTO: The cover of Washington: A Life by Ron Chernow.
    The cover of Washington: A Life by Ron Chernow.
    Amazon

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