I have a goal to read a substantive biography of every United States president. (Here’s why.) This is where I’m tracking what I’ve read and when, with links to my reviews as applicable.

Current POTUS status: 19 out of 45

George WashingtonHis Excellency: George Washington by Joseph Ellis (October 2011)

John AdamsJohn Adams by David McCullough (January 2009)

Thomas JeffersonAmerican Sphinx: The Character of Thomas Jefferson by Joseph Ellis (December 2011)

James MadisonJames Madison: A Biography by Ralph Ketchum (August 2013)

James Monroe

John Quincy AdamsJohn Quincy Adams by Paul Nagel (January 2013)

Andrew JacksonAndrew Jackson: His Life and Times by H.W. Brands (May 2013)

Martin Van Buren

William Henry Harrison

John TylerJohn Tyler by Gary May (June 2018)

James PolkA Country of Vast Designs by Robert Merry (March 2015)

Zachary Taylor

Millard Fillmore

Franklin Pierce

James BuchananWorst. President. Ever. by Robert Strauss (October 2016)

Abraham LincolnTeam of Rivals by Doris K. Goodwin (December 2008)

Andrew Johnson

Ulysses Grant

Rutherford HayesRutherford B. Hayes: Warrior and President by Ari Hoogenboom (June 2013)

James Garfield

Chester ArthurGentleman Boss: The Life of Chester Alan Arthur by Thomas Reeves (December 2016)

Grover Cleveland

Benjamin Harrison

William McKinleyPresident McKinley: The Art of Stealthy Leadership by Robert Merry (April 2017)

Theodore Roosevelt — The Edmund Morris trilogy of The Rise of Theodore Roosevelt, Theodore Rex, and Colonel Roosevelt (June 2011)

William Taft

Woodrow WilsonWoodrow Wilson by John Milton Cooper (August 2010)

Warren Harding

Calvin CoolidgeCoolidge by Amity Shlaes (February 2014)

Herbert HooverHerbert Hoover in the White House by Charles Rappleye (December 2015)

Franklin Roosevelt

Harry TrumanTruman by David McCullough (September 2018)

Dwight Eisenhower

John Kennedy

Lyndon Johnson

Richard Nixon

Gerald Ford

Jimmy Carter

Ronald Reagan

George BushDestiny and Power: The American Odyssey of George Bush by Jon Meacham (March 2016)

Bill Clinton

George W. Bush

Barack Obama

Donald Trump

Joe Biden