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What We Can Read Into Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s List of Favorite Books

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Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau (Sylvain Lefevre/Getty Images)
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau (Sylvain Lefevre/Getty Images)

 

Canadian prime minister (and Internet sensation) Justin Trudeau was asked to name his five favorite books. Like a true overachiever, he named ten.

“I am a massive reader, have been all my life,” he wrote on Quora. “I read anything, and everything, in huge quantities. These days most of what I read are scholarly policy works and briefing papers, so listing my favorite fiction is really tough.”

That said, Trudeau reads a lot of genre fiction, recommending Ernest Cline’s Ready Player One and anything by the authors Stephen King , Neal Stephenson, and Tad Williams. In a sense, it’s more of a favorite authors list than a favorite books list, but he wouldn’t be a politician if he didn’t stray from the question a little bit.

Trudeau also revealed that he enjoys the NerdWriter channel on YouTube and the webcomic xkcd“I have a signed Randall Monroe print of ‘Centrifugal Force’ on my office wall.” he says.

—RealClearLife