Brandi Fowler
Jan 01, 2018 @ 2:30 pm
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Per usual, Barack Obama is providing further proof that he’ll always be one of the coolest politicos around.  

As he does year after year, the former POTUS celebrated the new year by sharing his favorite books and songs of the year, which happens to include Travis Scott’s “Butterfly Effect,” Frank Ocean’s “Chanel” and Kendrick Lamar’s “Humble” this time around.

“During my presidency, I started a tradition of sharing my reading lists and playlists,” Obama wrote in a Facebook post Sunday. “It was a nice way to reflect on the works that resonated with me and lift up authors and artists from around the world. With some extra time on my hands this year to catch up, I wanted to share the books and music that I enjoyed most. From songs that got me moving to stories that inspired me, here's my 2017 list—I hope you enjoy it and have a happy and healthy New Year.”

As far as Obama’s favorite books, The Power by Naomi Alderman, Janesville: An American Story by Amy Goldstein, Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City by Matthew Desmond, and Five-Carat Soul by James McBride were just a few that topped his list.

When it came to the songs he couldn’t stop playing, Daniel Caesar’s “Blessed”, "Wild Thoughts" by DJ Khaled (feat. Rihanna and Bryson Tiller), and "Family Feud" by Jay-Z (feat. Beyoncé), also made his list.

Check out Obama’s full list in his Facebook post below:

During my presidency, I started a tradition of sharing my reading lists and playlists. It was a nice way to reflect on...

Posted by Barack Obama on Sunday, December 31, 2017

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