Friday 29 May, 2020

Obama lists his favorite things for 2019

(File Photo)

(File Photo)

-by Daveny Ellis

Former President Barack Obama continued his much-loved annual tradition of sharing his favorite books, movies and TV shows for last year. 

This past Saturday, President Obama posted his book list, writing,

"Here are the books that made the last year a little brighter for me. Most of them came out in 2019, but a few were older ones that were new to me this year. I hope you enjoy them as much as I did."

Recommended reads included works such as Jia Tolentino's "Trick Mirror," Sally Rooney's "Normal People" and "American Spy" by Lauren Wilkinson.

Obama's favourite books, movies and TV shows for 2019

He then went on to list his favorite movies which also included three TV shows that he said he considered to be "as powerful as movies."

Those three shows were the second season of "Fleabag," the Netflix true-crime miniseries "Unbelievable," and HBO's "Watchmen", a comic book drama.

His movies included the 2019 "Little Women" "Ford v Ferrari," starring Matt Damon and Christian Bale, the comedy "Booksmart," "Marriage Story" and Martin Scorcese's "The Irishman". 

"This year's list includes everything from explorations of class dynamics and relationships, to an inspired reboot of a classic graphic novel, to a portal back to one of the most special places in history — an Aretha Franklin concert," Obama wrote.

He also shouted out "American Factory," a critically acclaimed Netflix documentary, which he noted was produced by him and his wife Michelle Obama's own production c

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