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What President Obama is Reading on Vacation

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Another vacation, another ambitious reading list for President Barack Obama.

The White House shared the list of titles the President is making his way through during his annual holiday vacation in Hawaii.

Of the four books, three are fiction, including “Purity” by Jonathan Franzen, which the President bought in November at Upshur Street Books in Washington, D.C., as part of a celebration of Small Business Saturday.

Obama seems to be a fan of Franzen’s work — having purchased ‘Freedom’ in 2010 at a bookstore trip in Martha’s Vineyard.

The President will also tackle a biography of the Wright Brothers in between his normal vacation activities.

Before leaving for Hawaii, Obama continued the tradition of proclaiming December 17 “Wright Brothers Day” to celebrate their 1903 first flight at Kitty Hawk, North Carolina.

The full reading list is below:

  • “The Whites,” by Richard Price
  • “Purity,” by Jonathan Franzen
  • “The Wright Brothers,” by David McCullough
  • “The Three Body Problem,” by Liu Cixin