Mini Reviews

These reviews are spoiler-freeeee! 🙂

It’s nearly the end of the month, so I’m squeezing in a couple of mini reviews!

Author Michelle Obama

4 stars

 In a life filled with meaning and accomplishment, Michelle Obama has emerged as one of the most iconic and compelling women of our era. As First Lady of the United States of America—the first African American to serve in that role—she helped create the most welcoming and inclusive White House in history, while also establishing herself as a powerful advocate for women and girls in the U.S. and around the world, dramatically changing the ways that families pursue healthier and more active lives, and standing with her husband as he led America through some of its most harrowing moments. Along the way, she showed us a few dance moves, crushed Carpool Karaoke, and raised two down-to-earth daughters under an unforgiving media glare.

In her memoir, a work of deep reflection and mesmerizing storytelling, Michelle Obama invites readers into her world, chronicling the experiences that have shaped her—from her childhood on the South Side of Chicago to her years as an executive balancing the demands of motherhood and work, to her time spent at the world’s most famous address. With unerring honesty and lively wit, she describes her triumphs and her disappointments, both public and private, telling her full story as she has lived it—in her own words and on her own terms. Warm, wise, and revelatory, Becoming is the deeply personal reckoning of a woman of soul and substance who has steadily defied expectations—and whose story inspires us to do the same. (from Goodreads)

After the longest library wait list ever, I finally got around to reading this book! The Obama administration happened during the years when I finally got old enough to start paying attention to politics, and I really love Michelle and the whole Obama family. It was great to read all the background details about the elections and living in the White House. I especially loved the first chapter when she talks about meeting Barack; they are so cute! I miss them 😦

psottssbThe Past & Other Things That Should Stay Buried
Author Shaun David Hutchinson

4 stars

Dino doesn’t mind spending time with the dead. His parents own a funeral home, and death is literally the family business. He’s just not used to them talking back. Until Dino’s ex-best friend July dies suddenly—and then comes back to life. Except not exactly. Somehow July is not quite alive, and not quite dead.

A source of endless inspiration, literary facts and recommendations, and pure bookish joy, Bibliophile is sure to enchant book clubbers, English majors, poetry devotees, inspiring writers, and any and all who identify as bookworms. (from Goodreads)

An entire book about friendship!!!! This was such a cute, quick, and heartwarming audiobook to listen to. Hutchinson’s books have such a great quirk to them that is really fun to read. I thought the friendship between Dino and July was super adorable and real and heartbreaking and I just really loved this. I was a crying mess during the last couple chapters but a happy crying mess!!! 🙂

10 thoughts on “Mini Reviews

  1. Both of these are books on my radar. First off, I LOVE Michelle (Obama, of course…but we’re on a first name basis, so I just call her michelle 😉 ). And I’ve been seeing The Past & Other Things on everyone’s lists lately so I feel like I need to give it a shot too! 😛

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