(CBS) — Former President Barack Obama is continuing a “favorite tradition” of his — sharing his most-loved songs, books, and films from the past year. As always, he shared the list on Facebook and Instagram.
Unsurprisingly, Obama highlighted “Becoming”, his wife Michelle Obama’s memoir as “obviously my favorite!”
His favorite books also included CBS News correspondent Alex Wagner’s “Futureface: A Family Mystery, an Epic Quest, and the Secret to Belonging”, “Long Walk to Freedom” by Nelson Mandela and “The World As It Is” by his former deputy national security adviser, Ben Rhodes.
As for films, Obama’s tastes range from mega-popular to indie features, including “Black Panther”, “Eighth Grade” and “Won’t You Be My Neighbor”, the Fred Rogers documentary.
Some of his favorite music from the year comes from The Carters, Janelle Monáe, Cardi B and Chance the Rapper.
Obama ended the list with a tribute to Nancy Wilson, “one of the great jazz singers of all time”, who died this year.
See the full list of Obama’s favorite things: