One president and book on the list:
John F. KennedyRead about the other presidents' favorite books.
Though JFK had very sophisticated reading tastes -- among his favorites is Stendhal's "The Red and the Black," a psychological novel and satire of the French social order -- he also liked fun reads. One of his favorite authors was Ian Fleming, and he especially enjoyed "From Russia with Love."
From Russia with Love also made John Mullan's lists of ten of the best chess games in fiction, ten of the best punch-ups in fiction, and ten of the best breakfasts in literature.