Obama Has a Hefty Summer Reading List Reading list is a mix of fiction and nonfiction By Newser Editors, Newser Staff Posted Aug 13, 2015 12:52 PM CDT 69 comments Comments President Obama golfs at Farm Neck Golf Club in Oak Bluffs, Mass., on Martha's Vineyard. (AP Photo/Steven Senne) (Newser) – President Obama is in the midst of a 16-day vacation on Martha's Vineyard, and ABC News has gotten a look at his summer reading list. As Time notes, it includes this year's Pulitzer winner for fiction from Anthony Doerr along with Ta-Nehisi Coates' exploration of race relations in the US, in the form of a letter to his son. Here are the six books: 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 It's not exactly light reading: That's 2,771 pages, per Amazon's page count. Ta-Nehisi Coates' is the slimmest at 176 pages; Chernow's book clocks in at the opposite end, at 928. As for the rest of the vacation, Obama is making plenty of time for golf, as a collection of photos from Bloomberg makes clear. Golf buddies this year include comedian Larry David and the NBA's Ray Allen.