Former President Obama shared his summer reading list on Wednesday, giving a special nod to the late Nobel Prize-winning novelist Toni Morrison and her works. 

Obama, who regularly shares what he's reading, watching and listening to, said in a Facebook post that "you can't go wrong by reading or re-reading the collected works" of Morrison, to whom he awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom. 

Morrison died at the age of 88 last week.

"'Beloved,' 'Song of Solomon,' 'The Bluest Eye,' 'Sula,' everything else — they're transcendent, all of them," Obama said of her works. "You’ll be glad you read them."


The other books that appeared on Obama's list include a range of fiction and non-fiction that touch on everything from mass incarceration to the internet's impact on society. 

Obama suggested the novel "The Nickel Boys" at the top of his reading list. 

"Sometimes difficult to swallow, The Nickel Boys by Colson Whitehead is a necessary read, detailing the way Jim Crow and mass incarceration tore apart lives and wrought consequences that ripple into today," Obama said of the book, which is written by the Pulitzer-winning author of "The Underground Railroad."

Obama also recommended, "Exhalation" by Ted Chiang and "Wolf Hall," which he describes as "Hilary Mantel­’s epic fictionalized look at Thomas Cromwell’s rise to power."

"It came out in 2009, but I was a little busy back then, so I missed it," Obama joked. "Still great today."

Other titles on Obama's list included "The Shallows," by Nicholas Carr, a book that explores what the internet is doing to our brains. He also listed, "American Spy" by Lauren Wilkinson, "Men Without Women" by Haruki Murakami, "Lab Girl" by Hope Jahren and "Inland" by Téa Obreht.