05/18/2016 04:50 EDT | Updated 05/19/2017 05:12 EDT

Presidential Candidates Share Their Summer Reading Lists

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It's almost summertime and that means it's time to choose some books to read at the beach, at the cottage or, if you're running for president, on the campaign trail. Here's what this year's candidates say they're currently reading and what books are actually sitting on their nightstands.

Hillary Clinton:

"I guess you could say I'm a bit of a policy wonk which is why I'm currently reading Urban Planning in the Context of Modern America and Foreign Policy Options for the Baltic States."

Actual nightstand contents:

How to Improve Your Southern Dialect, The Proper Care and Feeding of Husbands and Home-Based Email Servers for Dummies.

Donald Trump:

"Since I'm already very, very knowledgeable, I usually don't waste my time reading. However, I've been glancing at Interior Design Options for Executive Mansions and I'm currently rereading The Art of the Deal for the 15th time."

Actual nightstand contents:

Insults Every Man Should Know, Advanced Hair Weaving for Men and The Art of the Deal.

Barack Obama:

"I've still got a lot of plans for the final year of my presidency which is why I'm reading the Dodd-Frank Act and World Order by Henry Kissinger."

Actual nightstand contents:

How to Avoid Becoming a Lame Duck, Planning Your Presidential Library and Affordable Retirement Condos in Hawaii.

Bernie Sanders:

"I'm so busy on the campaign trail that I seldom have time to relax. But when I do get a moment or two, I've been reading Make the Rich Pay and Breaking Up the Big Banks."

Actual nightstand contents:

Dress for Success, Winning with Hand Gestures and Living with an Enlarged Prostate.

Ted Cruz:

"Ronald Reagan is my hero so I'm rereading The Reagan Diaries and I'm also planning to start Why the Right Went Wrong."

Actual nightstand contents:

How to Win Friends and Influence People, Learning to Smile without Looking Creepy and The Idiot's Guide to Foreign Policy.

John Kasich:

"When you're number three, you've got to try harder so I spend my spare time reading inspirational books like The Five People You'll Meet in Heaven and Awaken the Giant Within."

Actual nightstand contents:

Campaigning on a Shoestring, How to Beat the House Odds and Why Moderate Conservative is not an Oxymoron.

Jeb Bush:

"I'm a very busy man and don't have much time for reading. Heck, who am I kidding? I've got lots of time but instead of reading, I'm binge watching House of Cards on Netflix."

Actual nightstand contents:

Jeb! He's No. 45, Mom Always Liked Me Best and Ways to Legally Access Unused Super PAC Funds.

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