Hillary Clinton

36 Hillary Clinton Recommended Books

Hillary Clinton is an American politician, diplomat, lawyer, and public speaker who served as the First Lady of the United States from 1993 to 2001, U. S. Senator from New York from 2001 to 2009, and 67th United States Secretary of State from 2009 to 2013. She was the Democratic Party's nominee for President of the United States in the 2016 election.

36 Books recommended by Hillary Clinton

The Color Purple

The Color Purple

Author :Alice Walker

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"A brutally honest assessment of human nature at its best and worst." - Hillary Clinton [Source]

The House at Sugar Beach

The House at Sugar Beach

In Search of a Lost African Childhood

Author :Helene Cooper

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"About [the author's] childhood in Liberia." - Hillary Clinton [Source]

The Goldfinch

The Goldfinch

A Novel

Author :Donna Tartt

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Hillary Clinton mentioned reading this book in a NY Times interview. [Source]

Decision Points

Decision Points

Author :George Bush

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"[On my shelves,] you might be surprised to see memoirs by Republicans such as [this book]." - Hillary Clinton [Source]

Runaway

Runaway

Author :Alice Munro

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"[One of] my favorite short stories [collections]." - Hillary Clinton [Source]

West with the Night

West with the Night

Author :Beryl Markham

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"A beautifully written life story of one of the greatest woman adventurers of all time." - Hillary Clinton [Source]

The Signature of All Things

The Signature of All Things

A Novel

Author :Elizabeth Gilbert

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"I can’t stop thinking about [this book]." - Hillary Clinton [Source]

Curious George

Curious George

Classic Collection

Author :H. A. Rey

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"I started reading to Chelsea with [this book] and all the favorites which led her to make her own reading choices." - Hillary Clinton [Source]

The Hare with Amber Eyes

The Hare with Amber Eyes

A Hidden Inheritance

Author :Edmund de Waal

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"I can’t stop thinking about [this book]." - Hillary Clinton [Source]

Schindler's List

Schindler's List

Author :Thomas Keneally

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One of Hillary Clinton's 3 answers to "Is there one book you wish all students would read?" [Source]

Stephanie Plum Series

Stephanie Plum Series

22 Book Set

Author :Janet Evanovich

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"[This series] always makes me laugh." - Hillary Clinton [Source]

The Poisonwood Bible

The Poisonwood Bible

A Novel

Author :Barbara Kingsolver

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"One of the most powerful books I've read about the evil consequences of patriarchal oppression, be it personal, cultural or political." - Hillary Clinton [Source]

Winnie-the-Pooh

Winnie-the-Pooh

Author :A. A. Milne

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Hillary Clinton mentioned reading this book as a child. [Source]

After the Music Stopped

After the Music Stopped

The Financial Crisis, the Response, and the Work Ahead

Author :Alan S. Blinder

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"[This]account of the financial crisis, is clear in its analysis and recommendations." - Hillary Clinton [Source]

Goodnight Moon

Goodnight Moon

Author :Margaret Wise Brown

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"I started reading to Chelsea with [this book] and all the favorites which led her to make her own reading choices." - Hillary Clinton [Source]

Finding George Orwell in Burma

Finding George Orwell in Burma

Author :Emma Larkin

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Hillary Clinton mentioned reading this book in a NY Times interview. [Source]

The Clan of the Cave Bear

The Clan of the Cave Bear

Author :Jean M. Auel

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"A rich blend of imagination and information about everything from plants that were used for medicine to the rituals and taboos of Neanderthal man." - Hillary Clinton [Source]

Pride and Prejudice

Pride and Prejudice

Author :Jane Austen

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One of Hillary Clinton's 3 answers to "Is there one book you wish all students would read?" [Source]

Out of Africa

Out of Africa

Author :Isak Dinesen

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One of Hillary Clinton's 3 answers to "Is there one book you wish all students would read?" [Source]

Citizens of London

Citizens of London

The Americans Who Stood with Britain in Its Darkest, Finest Hour

Author :Lynne Olson

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"I can’t stop thinking about [this book]." - Hillary Clinton [Source]

Faith of My Fathers

Faith of My Fathers

A Family Memoir

Author :John McCain

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"[On my shelves,] you might be surprised to see memoirs by Republicans such as [this book]." - Hillary Clinton [Source]

The Brothers Karamazov

The Brothers Karamazov

Author :Fyodor Dostoevsky

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"[This book] made a lasting impression on me when I read it as a young woman." - Hillary Clinton [Source]

The Runaway Bunny

The Runaway Bunny

Author :Margaret Wise Brown

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"I started reading to Chelsea with [this book] and all the favorites which led her to make her own reading choices." - Hillary Clinton [Source]

Missing You

Missing You

Author :Harlan Coben

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Hillary Clinton mentioned reading this book in a NY Times interview. [Source]

The Joy Luck Club

The Joy Luck Club

A Novel

Author :Amy Tan

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"This novel opened my eyes." - Hillary Clinton [Source]

Carried Away

Carried Away

A Selection of Stories

Author :Alice Munro

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"[One of] my favorite short stories [collections]." - Hillary Clinton [Source]

The Return of the Prodigal Son

The Return of the Prodigal Son

A Story of Homecoming

Author :Henri J. M. Nouwen

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"I would encourage everyone to read it, particularly if they are going through difficult times." - Hillary Clinton [Source]

Stolen Focus

Stolen Focus

Why You Can't Pay Attention--and How to Think Deeply Again

Author :Johann Hari

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"Rings the alarm bell for what all of us must do to protect ourselves, our children, and our democracies." - Hillary Clinton [Source]

A Suitable Boy

A Suitable Boy

A Novel

Author :Vikram Seth

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"I can’t stop thinking about [this book]." - Hillary Clinton [Source]

Mom & Me & Mom

Mom & Me & Mom

Author :Maya Angelou

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Hillary Clinton mentioned reading this book in a NY Times interview. [Source]

Our Divided Political Heart

Our Divided Political Heart

The Battle for the American Idea in an Age of Discontent

Author :E.J. Dionne Jr.

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"Shows how most everybody has some conservative and liberal impulses." - Hillary Clinton [Source]

However Long the Night

However Long the Night

Author :Aimee Molloy

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"[The author] saw a deeply disturbing but deeply entrenched practice and refused to accept that it couldn’t be stopped." - Hillary Clinton [Source]

Protocol

Protocol

The Power of Diplomacy and How to Make It Work for You

Author :Capricia Penavic Marshall

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"In life and in diplomacy, empathy and soft power matter. [This book] is an indispensable guide to both." - Hillary Clinton [Source]

Little Women

Little Women

Little Women, Book 1

Author :Louisa May Alcott

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"Was written more than a century ago, but its message resonates today." - Hillary Clinton [Source]

Wild Swans

Wild Swans

Three Daughters of China

Author :Jung Chang

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"An inspiring tale of women who survived every kind of hardship, deprivation and political upheaval with their humanity intact." - Hillary Clinton [Source]

FAQs

Q1: What kinds of books does Hillary Clinton recommend?

Hillary Clinton has recommended a variety of books spanning various genres including fiction, non-fiction, biographies, memoirs, and much more. She has praised books by authors from diverse backgrounds that offer a wide range of perspectives and themes.

Hillary Clinton carefully selects books that she recommends in order to share stories that align with her own personal values. She seeks out stories that provide strong role models for young people, and stories with complex characters that can relate to a variety of readers.

Absolutely! Hillary Clinton makes sure to share links where readers can purchase the books that she recommends. Those links can be found on various websites devoted to her book recommendations.

Yes, many of Hillary Clinton's book recommendations are appropriate for children and young adults. She has shared recommendations for all ages ranging from picture books to YA novels.

Many of the books that Hillary Clinton recommends are available in audiobook format. She will often include direct links to audiobook purchase options alongside her book recommendations.