White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs tweeted that Obama is currently going through book on Reagan while holidaying, the Wall Street Journal said.
The book “President Reagan: The Role of a Lifetime” was published in 2000.
The president is staying at a luxurious oceanfront home in Kailua with his wife Michelle and daughters Malia and Sasha.
The first family celebrated Christmas with a small circle of friends and family.
Obama arrived in Hawaii on a high note, having secured legislative victories: ratification of a nuclear arms treaty with Russia and the repeal of the military’s ban on gay service members.
He also compromised with Republicans to extend tax cuts for all income earners, a deal that angered some liberals but won him rare bipartisan support.
Obama was born in Hawaii in 1961 and he moved to Indonesia with his mother Ann Dunham. He returned to Hawaii after a few years to live with his maternal grandparents.