Whatever you may think of the man’s political views, there is one thing we all agree on: Barack Obama has excellent taste. The nation eagerly anticipates the former president’s list of favourite songs, flicks, and books every year as the holiday season approaches.
I always like sharing my lists of all-time favourite books, movies, and songs with you, Obama wrote in a tweet. Here are a few books I read this year that I really liked. Please let me know the novels I should read in 2023.
Black Cake by Charmaine Wilkerson, The School for Good Mothers by Jessamin Chan, and of course “The Light We Carry” by none other than Michelle Obama were among Obama’s top literary choices of the year. He freely confesses, “I’m a little biassed on this one.
Despite its record-breaking box office sales and the fact that its predecessor “Black Panther” was one of his favourites in 2018, Obama didn’t include “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever” on his list this year, but he did make some other excellent selections. The Netflix documentary “Descendant,” which is based on the discovery of the Clotilda, the final slave ship to reach America, and Tom Cruise’s “Top Gun: Maverick” also made the list. Considering that the Obamas control the production business that made the movie, this is yet another biassed choice.
Here are some of my favourite films that I saw this year. What did I overlook? Obama stated in a different tweet.
Obama quite closely identifies with the year’s Grammy contenders in terms of favoured music. “Shirt,” a recent release from SZA, was included. The singer’s sophomore album, “SOS,” which sold 318,000 sales in its first week, helped it become her first-ever number-one record.
Other selections are “About Damn Time” by Lizzo, Kendrick Lamar’s “The Heart Part 5,” and “Break My Soul” by the queen herself, Beyonce. Obama, who is renowned for his unconventional music choices, also included a few lesser-known songs, such as “That’s Where I Am” by Maggie Rogers and “Belize” by Danger Mouse and Black Thought featuring MF DOOM.