Reading in the new year

1/5/2018, 6:30 p.m.

Former President Barack Obama was in the news on New Year’s Eve with the list of his favorite songs and books of 2017.

Posting on his Facebook page, he wrote that he wanted to continue the tradition started during his presidency of sharing his reading list and playlists of the songs “that got me moving.”

The books on his list ranged from “Exit West: A Novel” by Mohsin Hamid to “Coach Wooden and Me” by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. The music spanned generations and styles, from Jay-Z’s “Family Feud,” featuring Beyoncé, to “Millionaire” by country singer Chris Stapleton. 

Hmmm ... wonder if President Trump has a reading list?

Probably not.

He’s too busy in a tweet war with North Korea’s Kim Jong Un over the size of their nuclear buttons.

What a dangerous airhead.

Here are a few from our reading list you might enjoy in 2018:

“We Were Eight Years in Power: An American Tragedy” by Ta-Nehisi Coates.

“The Art of Death” by Edwidge Danticat.

“Defining Moments in Black History: Reading Between the Lies” by Dick Gregory.

“The Mother of Black Hollywood: A Memoir” by Jenifer Lewis.

“Dear Martin” by Nic Stone.

 Let’s all read in the new year!