Six books, 2,771 pages of beach reads for Obama’s vacation

The White House on Thursday released a list of six books President Barack Obama will be reading over his vacation in Martha’s Vineyard. They span from novels to nonfiction books about climate change and race relations in the United States.

In the past, Obama’s summer reading list has leaned heavily toward novels – perhaps to escape from the stress of the presidency – but this year’s selection offers an even split between nonfiction and fiction.

Obama may have enjoyed one of his summer reads on Thursday when, according to the White House, he spent the day at a private beach with family and friends.

Here’s what Obama has been reading on vacation: