- "Barbarian Days: A Surfing Life" by William Finnegan
- "The Underground Railroad" by Colson Whitehead
- "H Is for Hawk" by Helen Macdonald
- "The Girl on the Train" by Paula Hawkins
- "Seveneves" by Neal Stephenson
I haven't posted these before, so here are his earlier lists, to the extent I could find them. If you come across any of the missing years, please send me a link.
- The Way Home by George Pelecanos, a crime thriller based in Washington, D.C.
- Lush Life by Richard Price, a story of race and class set in New York's Lower East Side;
- Tom Friedman's Hot, Flat, and Crowded, on the benefits to America of an environmental revolution;
- John Adams by David McCullough;
- Plainsong by Kent Haruf, a drama about the life of eight different characters living in a Colorado prairie community.
- The Warmth of Other Suns, by Isabel Wilkerson, nonfiction, chronicles the Great Migration of black Americans out of the South.
- Cutting for Stone, by Abraham Verghese
- Rodin’s Debutante, by Ward Just
- To the End of the Land, by David Grossman
- The Bayou Trilogy, by Daniel Woodrell—three crime novels set in the Louisiana swamp town of St. Bruno
- All That Is by James Salter
- All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr
- The Sixth Extinction by Elizabeth Kolbert
- The Lowland by Jhumpa Lahiri
- Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates
- Washington: A Life by Ron Chernow
And here's a list of books President Obama had read as of August 2010 (partly summer read, partly others).