Former President Obama on Sunday shared a list of some of his recent summer reads.

In a post on Facebook, Obama listed five books, both novels and nonfiction, that he has read in recent months.

“One of my favorite parts of summer is deciding what to read when things slow down just a bit, whether it’s on a vacation with family or just a quiet afternoon,” Obama wrote. “This summer I've been absorbed by new novels, revisited an old classic, and reaffirmed my faith in our ability to move forward together when we seek the truth.”


Topping the list is Tara Westover’s “Educated,” which Obama described as a “remarkable memoir of a young woman raised in a survivalist family in Idaho who strives for education.”

He also listed “Warlight,” by Michael Ondaatje and “A House for Mr. Biswas,” by Nobel Prize Winner V.S. Naipaul, who died earlier this month.

Obama also read “An American Marriage,” Tayari Jones’s “moving portrayal of the effects of a wrongful conviction on a young African-American couple.”

“Factfulness,” the final book listed in Obama’s post, is by public health expert Hans Rosling. Obama described it as “a hopeful book about the potential for human progress when we work off facts rather than our inherent biases.”

Obama often uses social media to share his widely popular reading lists.