David Nakamura at the Washington Post reports the six books President Obama is taking on his 16-day summer vacation:
Washington: A Life by Ron Chernow
Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates
All The Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr
The Sixth Extinction by Elizabeth Kolbert
The Lowland by Jhumpa Lahiri
All That Is by James Salter
That's a pretty impressive summer reading list. The Lahiri novel is an underrated work, the Doerr is unanimously beloved, and the Coates is beautiful and challenging and heartbreaking.