In a Facebook post, former President Barack Obama listed his favorite books of 2018. 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. Here’s my best of 2018 list – I hope you enjoy reading, watching, and listening. Mr. Obama, unsurprisingly, lists the former first lady Michelle Obama’s book, “Becoming” at the top of his list. Mrs. Obama’s book is currently number one on the The New York Times bestselling non-fiction book list. Here are Barack Obama’s Favorite Books in 2018 Becoming – Michelle Obama Get the book: Get the e-book: Get the audio: An … [Read more...] about Barack Obama’s Favorite Books in 2018
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Former President Barack Obama has chosen his favourite books, songs, and movies of the year. He picked 15 movies that hit theatres in 2018. From Marvel’s blockbuster “Black Panther” to sci-fi horror “Annihilation” to Korean drama “Burning,” Obama’s list shows a wide range of interests. Here are his favourites: “Annihilation” “Annihilation” is a sci-fi horror film led by an incredible group of women, including Natalie Portman, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Gina Rodriguez, Tessa Thompson, and Tuva Novotny. The adaptation of Jeff VanderMeer’s novel of the same name follows a group of scientists who investigate a “shimmer,” a mysterious area caused by an alien force. “Black Panther” Marvel’s “Black Panther” is a blockbuster smash centered on T’Challa (Black Panther) after he returns to Wakanda in the wake of his father’s death and takes the throne. The film is a … [Read more...] about Barack Obama names his favourite movies of 2018
With the end of 2018 comes the end of the part of the presidential race when people run for president while pretending they aren’t running. While nearly every Democrat insisted they were solely focused on the midterm elections, the reality is that more than two dozen possible contenders have spent the year burnishing their personas, floating policy ideas, road testing messages, meeting donors and earning chits in key primary states. Of course, nobody has been able to clear the field in advance, but there is no question that some 2020 candidates came out of 2018 ahead, some behind, and many spun their wheels. Several candidates spent much of 2018 well below the radar, doing little more in public than signaling their intentions, such as former Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julián Castro, Rep. Tulsi Gabbard of Hawaii and South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg. But for those who overtly jockeyed in the past year, here’s my scorecard of how successful they … [Read more...] about Which 2020 Candidates Won 2018?
John J. Kelly Special to the Detroit Free Press Published 7:01 AM EST Dec 15, 2018 Better than frankincense, gold or myrrh, books are the most personal, intimate and thoughtful holiday gifts. Books are timeless — they have a shelf life of forever. The writer Neil Gaiman commented that “books are great gifts because they have whole worlds in them.” A book has the power to magically begin an incredible journey and conversation between the reader and author. This year has been an excellent and exciting year for all kinds of books — big and small, fiction and nonfiction, stories of courage and redemption and books that will not only enlighten you but also make you laugh and cry. Here are some holiday releases and a selection of the best, most-loved books of the year that will make great presents for the readers in your life. “Becoming” by Michelle Obama (Crown, $32.50) The hottest book of this holiday season is a memoir by the first … [Read more...] about Gift guide: Books to delight and inform readers on your list
Hillel Italie, Ap National Writer Updated 9:53 am PST, Friday, December 14, 2018 FILE - This Jan. 5, 2018 file photo shows three remaining copies of the book "Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House," by Michael Wolff, displayed at a Barnes & Noble store in Newport, Ky. It landed in early January and quickly had the country talking and President Donald Trump threatening to sue. less FILE - This Jan. 5, 2018 file photo shows three remaining copies of the book "Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House," by Michael Wolff, displayed at a Barnes & Noble store in Newport, Ky. It landed in ... more Photo: John Minchillo, AP Photo: John Minchillo, AP Image 1 of / 8 Caption Close Image 1 of 8 FILE - This Jan. 5, 2018 file photo shows three remaining copies of the book … [Read more...] about From Trump to #MeToo, publishing made headlines in 2018