Do you like poetry? If so, consider Song of Solomon , a favorite of Michelle Obama and 44th U.S. President, Barack Obama.

Song of Solomon is a series of lyrical poems organized as a lengthy dialogue between a young woman and her lover. A third party, or chorus, occasionally addresses the lovers. The first poem is spoken by the young maiden, who longs to be near her lover and enjoy his kisses.

When Jenna Bush Hager interviewed the former First Lady of the United States, Michelle Obama and asked her, “Do you remember the first book you liked as an adult?” 

“Yes, it was Song of Solomon by Toni Morrison. I rarely have time to reread a book, but Song of Solomon, every time I pick it up, I’m pulled into that story, writing and the way she shapes those characters and the journey that they are on pulls me in every time, she answered.”

Also a recommended book by Barack Obama.  He wrote on his Facebook timeline, “I wanted to let you know about a few books I’ve been reading this summer, in case you’re looking for some suggestions. To start, you can’t go wrong by reading or re-reading the collected works of Toni Morrison. Beloved, Song of Solomon, The Bluest Eye, Sula, everything else — they’re transcendent, all of them. You’ll be glad you read them. And while I’m at it.”

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