2017 Presidential Reading Goal

2017 Presidential Reading Goal

This year I want to read a book about each president NOT named Washington, Lincoln, or Kennedy. I mean, I will still read books about them I am sure, but I need to branch out and learn about all of these great and not-so-great men who were chosen at various times in history to lead the greatest nation on earth. Maybe if I am feeling especially ambitious, I can read about the VPs and First Ladies too! But for now, let's just focus on the POTUS.

**EDIT** 3/29/17: With me now working on my own book project, I have decided that while attempting this goal, I will not necessarily being doing a full review for all of the books. I will still rate them and say a few things or make a few notes, but to try to maximize my time, something has to give. I am juggling reading president books with Eleanor of Aquitaine jumping about inside my brain and while I enjoy the busy-ness of it all, I have to be realistic about what I can accomplish while also being a momma and an educator.

Happy Reading!

George Washington
John Adams
Thomas Jefferson
James Madison
James Monroe
John Quincy Adams
Andrew Jackson
Martin Van Buren
William Henry Harrison
John Tyler
James K. Polk
Zachary Taylor
Millard Filmore
Franklin Pierce
James Buchanan
Abraham Lincoln
Andrew Johnson
Ulysses S. Grant
Rutherford B. Hayes
James Garfield
Chester A. Arthur
Grover Cleveland
William McKinley
Theodore Roosevelt
William H. Taft
Woodrow Wilson
Warren. G. Harding
Calvin Coolidge
Herbert Hoover
Franklin D. Roosevelt
Harry Truman
Dwight D. Eisenhower
  • Eisenhower: A Life by Paul Johnson 3 Stars
John F. Kennedy

  • If Kennedy Lived: The First and Second Terms of President John F. Kennedy: An Alternate History 3 Stars

Lyndon B. Johnson
Richard Nixon

  • Watergate: The Scandal that Brought Down a President by Charles River Editors 3 Stars
Gerald Ford
Jimmy Carter
Ronald Reagan
George H.W. Bush
Bill Clinton
George W. Bush
Barack Obama
Books about Multiple Presidents


  1. Um, isn't there someone missing at the end of your list, Sarah?

    1. He's not in office yet, and I would never consider him worthy of reading about anyway! That's saying a lot, considering I always thought W would be the worst.

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    1. Thank you! As I have read about some of my favorite presidents over the years, I have come to realize how little I know about others. I am excited to accomplish this goal.