obama childrens bookFormer President Barack Obama is an avid reader.Pool/Getty Images

Former President Barack Obama released a new reading list on Sunday, recommending five books to help people end their summer on a thoughtful note.

“This summer I’ve been absorbed by new novels, revisited an old classic, and reaffirmed my faith in our ability to move forward together when we seek the truth,” Obama wrote in a Facebook post.

Obama, an avid reader and author, often recommends books he’s enjoyed reading to the public. The former president’s reading lists tend to be topical and linked to issues he’s focusing on at the time.

Before a trip to Africa earlier this summer, for example, Obama released a reading list centered around African literature.

Through his newest reading list, Obama may be emphasizing the need to place stock in facts over emotions or personal bias.