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Obama’s favorite book of 2015 is by Lauren Groff, but what’s hers? And more …

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Obama names favorite song, book and movie of 2015.

For instance, when the duo spoke to People magazine, he picked the Matt Damon-led flick “The Martian” as his film of the year, while she went with “Inside Out,” featuring Amy Poehler. The Martian, based on the best-selling novel by Andy Weir, has been one of the year’s biggest hits, making more than $570m (£375m) worldwide and becoming a strong contender for awards glory next year.

As for the small screen, the president is a big fan of the Cinemax series “The Knick,” although he also enjoys the first lady’s favorite, ABC’s “Black-ish.” But there’s another show that made his list of personal favorites for 2015 — the episode of “Running Wild With Bear Gryllis” that sent him on an unprecedented journey. “In September, I became the first sitting president to visit north of the Arctic Circle, but before I made it up there, I checked out a glacier and trekked through the Alaskan wilderness with Bear Grylls,” Obama told People. “Now, based on what I know of Bear, this could have gone a number of ways — and I did end up eating a salmon that had been gnawed on by an actual bear — but we had a great time.” They are “Fates and Furies,” a novel about a marriage by Lauren Groff, and “The Martian,” starring Matt Damon. “Never, even in my most grandiose dreams, did I think the president would read my book, let alone like it,” she said through her publisher, Riverhead Books. Last year, Obama picked Boyhood while the first lady refused to choose a favourite, instead sharing that she preferred the Gillian Flynn novel Gone Girl to David Fincher’s big screen adaptation. Obama’s wife, Michelle, revealed her picks, too, telling People that she can’t get enough of Bruno Mars’ song “Uptown Funk.” She and a troupe of dancers performed to the lively song earlier this year on “Ellen.” For her favorite book, Mrs.

In his cultural wrap-up of 2015, Obama also named Steven Soderbergh’s medical show The Knick and Kendrick Lamar’s How Much a Dollar Cost as highlights.

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