Michelle Obama's Book Recommendations Can Help You Decide What To Read Next

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Readers look forward to Barack Obama's reading list each year, but what about the books his wife Michelle enjoys? I've got eight books Michelle Obama recommends on the list for you below, so you can round out Barack's summer reading list in the right way.

It should come as no surprise to learn that the former First Lady's reading tastes are just as literary as her husband's. Michelle Obama published her first memoir, Becoming, just last year, to remarkable success. In spite of its mid-November release date, Becoming became the bestselling book of 2018, unseating Michael Wolff's January 2018 release, Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House, within two weeks of its launch. Becoming was one of Oprah's Book Club picks for 2018, and was part of a two-book deal the Obamas signed in the spring of 2017. (Barack Obama's book is still on the way, but no release date has been announced.)

The book recommendations on the list below are taken from Michelle Obama's "By the Book" interview, published Dec. 6, 2018 in The New York Times, as well as from an interview with Jenna Bush Hager in March. One title, The Diary of Anne Frank, comes from a memorial that Obama published to Instagram on what would have been the Holocaust victim's 90th birthday.

Check out the eight books Michelle Obama recommends below: