President Barack Obama will be spending the next two weeks on vacation in Martha’s Vineyard, at points curling up with a good book

The president’s summer reading list, as released by a White House official Thursday, includes a heavy dose of fiction, although a biography of America’s first president and a deep dive into mass extinctions are in the mix, too

Some of the books appear to have been on Obama’s shelf for some time. He’s had Jhumpa Lahiri’s The Lowland since 2013, when it first came out, and bought Anthony Doerr’s All the Light We Cannot See last year at D.C. book store Politics & Prose on Small Business Saturday, which falls the day after Black Friday. Read more…

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