Former President Barack Obama published his favorites list at the end of the year. He announced his favorite songs, books and films from 2018.
This year's list again features a wide range of critically acclaimed films, selling novels and genre-spanning singles that underscore its eclectic taste, ranging from the popular to the obscure. He shared the list on Friday morning on Instagram and called the annual list a "favorite tradition".
"It gives me a moment to take a break from the books, movies, and music that inspires me most, and to pause and think about the year, inspiring or simply loved," Obama wrote. "It also gives me the opportunity to highlight talented writers, artists and storytellers ̵
It is not surprising that" Becoming ", his wife and former first wife Michelle Obama's autobiographical memoir, an appearance at the top of the list, with a side note (of course, my favorite!). He also concluded " The World as It " by his former Deputy National Security Advisor Ben Rhodes, as well as classics such as " Things Fall Apart" by Chinua Achebe and " a Long Walk to Freedom by Nelson Mandela.
In the music department, Obama's favorite songs contained hip hop singles " I like it " by Cardi B, J Balvin and Bad Bunny, as well as " Apes ** t " by The Carters.He also included the late album by Nancy Wilson The Great American Songbook ," in honor of one of the great jazz singers of all time, who died this year. "
Obama's favorite films included Spike Lee's " BlacKkKlansman" (19459006), Ryan Coogler's superhero blockbuster " Black Panther " and documentaries " Do not become my neighbor " and Bing Lius " M ind The Gap. "
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