Becoming by Michelle Obama is a bit of a departure from my usual reading material. I rarely read biographies and when I do they are usually written by female comedians and are full of laughs. But Becoming hooked me from page one. It was written with so much warmth, personality and wisdom. I loved learning more about Michelle Obama’s life and getting a peek into what it was like living in the White House and being the First Lady of the United States.
I remember watching President Barack Obama’s first inauguration on TV. I was living in the UK at the time and it was one of those moments that I knew I’d remember forever. Even though I am Australian, it was just such an historic moment to see America elect their first African-American president. Since that time, I have always been fascinated by the Obamas.
I’ve read a lot of books lately but none that made me want to blog a review. There were books that were mildly entertaining and books that were a real struggle to get through. That’s until I picked up Wildby Cheryl Strayed. This book was thrust into my hands by a colleague with the command, “You must read this!” When the colleague is your boss that’s even more of an incentive to read something.
Then I heard that Wild has been made into a film starring Reese Witherspoon – out early next year. There’s nothing I love more than reading a book before seeing the movie!
So I started this on a Friday night and finished it on a Sunday. It was the kind of book you start and don’t want to stop reading until the very end. Continue reading →