Barack Obama Shares His Favourite Books, Songs And Movies Of 2018

Barack Obama has once again revealed his list of his cultural highlights of the year.

The former President has compiled a list of his favourite books, songs and movies of the year, and they include Beyonce and Jay Z, Cardi B, Zadie Smith, Black Panther and Roma.

“As 2018 draws to a close, I’m continuing a favourite tradition of mine and sharing my year-end lists,” Obama wrote on Facebook, adding that the list included work that he found “thought-provoking, inspiring, or just plain loved”.

Obama started the list in 2015, while he was still in office, and according to him, the list was meant put in the spotlight, works from famous and lesser-known writers, directors and musicians. He released a playlist of the songs he was listening to and later added book recommendations.

Here is the full list for 2018:

Favourite books of 2018

American Prison, Shane Bauer
Arthur Ashe: A Life, Raymond Arsenault
Asymmetry, Lisa Halliday
Feel Free, Zadie Smith
Florida, Lauren Groff
Frederick Douglass: Prophet of Freedom, David W Blight
Immigrant, Montana, Amitava Kumar
The Largesse of the Sea Maiden, Denis Johnson
Life 3.0: Being Human in the Age of Artificial Intelligence, Max Tegmark
There There, Tommy Orange
Washington Black, Esi Edugyan


Favourite movies of 2018

Black Panther
The Death of Stalin
Eighth Grade
If Beale Street Could Talk
Leave No Trace
Minding the Gap
The Rider
Support the Girls
Won’t You Be My Neighbor?



Apeshit, The Carters
Bad Bad News, Leon Bridges
Could’ve Been, H.E.R. (ft Bryson Tiller)
Disco Yes, Tom Misch (ft Poppy Ajudha)
Ekombe, Jupiter and Okwess
Every Time I Hear That Song, Brandi Carlile
Girl Goin’ Nowhere, Ashley McBryde
Historia De Un Amor, Tonina (ft Javier Limón and Tali Rubinstein)
I Like It, Cardi B (ft Bad Bunny and J Balvin)
Kevin’s Heart, J Cole
King For a Day, Anderson East
Love Lies, Khalid and Normani
Make Me Feel, Janelle Monáe
Mary Don’t You Weep (Piano and a Microphone 1983 version), Prince
My Own Thing, Chance the Rapper (ft Joey Purp)
Need a Little Time, Courtney Barnett
Nina Cried Power, Hozier (ft Mavis Staples)
Nterini, Fatoumata Diawara
One Trick Ponies, Kurt Vile
Turnin’ Me Up, BJ the Chicago Kid
Wait by the River, Lord Huron
Wow Freestyle, Jay Rock (ft Kendrick Lamar)
The Great American Songbook, Nancy Wilson



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