Barack Obama shares his picks for the best movies, books, and music of 2022


Barack Obama shares his picks for the best movies, books, and music of 2022

Former US President Barack Obama recently released his list of the best movies, books and music of 2022. “I always look forward to sharing my lists of favorite books, movies, and music with all of you,” Obama tweeted.

“First up, here are some of the books I read and enjoyed this year. Let me know which books I should check out in 2023”.

Favorite Books

  • “The Light We Carry” – Michelle Obama
  • “Sea of Tranquility” – Emily St.

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  • “Trust” – Hernan Diaz
  • “The Revolutionary: Samuel Adams” – Stacy Schiff
  • “The Furrows: A Novel” – Namwali Serpell
  • “South to America: A Journey Below the Mason-Dixon to Understand the Soul of a Nation” – Imani Perry
  • “The School for Good Mothers” – Jessamine Chan
  • “Black Cake” – Charmaine Wilkerson
  • “Ducks: Two Years in the Oil Sands” – Kate Beaton
  • “An Immense World: How Animal Senses Reveal the Hidden Realms Around Us” – Ed Yong
  • “Liberation Day” – George Saunders
  • “The Candy House” – Jennifer Egan
  • “Afterlives” – Abdulrazak Gurnah

Favorite Movies

  • “The Fabelmans”
  • “Decision to Leave”
  • “The Woman King”
  • “Aftersun”
  • “Emily the Criminal”
  • “Petite Maman”
  • “Descendant”
  • “Happening”
  • “Till”
  • “Everything Everywhere All at Once”
  • “Top Gun: Maverick”
  • “The Good Boss”
  • “Wheel of Fortune and Fantasy”
  • “A Hero”
  • “Hit the Road”
  • “Tár”
  • “After Yang”

Favorite Music

  • “The Heart Part 5” – Kendrick Lamar
  • “Tití Me Preguntó” – Bad Bunny
  • “POF” – Ari Lennox
  • “Something in the Orange” – Zach Bryan
  • “Last Last” – Burna Boy
  • “American Teenager” – Ethel Cain
  • “Communion in My Cup” – Tank and The Bangas ft.

    The Ton3s

  • “Pull Up” – Koffee
  • “Saoko” – Rosalía
  • “Rush” – Ayra Starr
  • “Break My Soul” – Beyonce?
  • “Life is Good” – SiR ft. Scribz Riley
  • “That’s Where I Am” – Maggie Rogers
  • “Dodinin” – Leyla McCalla
  • “Sunshine” – Steve Lacy ft.


  • “Calm Down” – Rema
  • “Problem With It” – Plains
  • “Feelings 4 You” – Xavier Omär
  • “Belize” – Danger Mouse and Black Thought ft. MF DOOM
  • “Tamagotchi” – Omar Apollo
  • “Home Maker” – Sudan Archives
  • “Where I Go” – NxWorries (Anderson .Paak and Knxwledge) ft.


  • “Shirt” – SZA
  • “About Damn Time” – Lizzo
  • “‘Round Midnight” – Adam Blackstone and Jazmine Sullivan
Many Twitter users have pointed out that the movie "Emily Benetto" seems to depict a struggling and unsustainable economy, which they believe was created during the Obama administration. As a result, there have been a number of ironic reviews and jokes about Obama's choice of film on social media.