Remember when Presidents used to read books, listen to music, and share innocuous lists?
President Obama, for example, recently shared his end-of-year list, featuring the books, movies, and music that touched him the most. His taste is impeccable and, most importantly, similar to mine.
The former president included queer favorites like Brandi Carlile and Janelle Monaé, books on the death of democracy (charming), and movies like Won’t You Be My Neighbor, the Mr. Rogers documentary.
The whole list just oozes with good taste. Scroll through the full post on Instagram to see his favorite songs, books and films.
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As 2018 draws to a close, I’m continuing a favorite tradition of mine and sharing my year-end lists. It gives me a moment to pause and reflect on the year through the books, movies, and music that I found most thought-provoking, inspiring, or just plain loved. It also gives me a chance to highlight talented authors, artists, and storytellers – some who are household names and others who you may not have heard of before. Swipe through to see my best of 2018 list – I hope you enjoy reading, watching, and listening.
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Sometimes I wish President Obama wouldn’t do such kind, forward-thinking things like this. It gives us all a sickening, not-always-deserved case of nostalgia.
Now excuse me while I download everything he listed.