So make not on the calendar, because this isn't likely to happen again for quite a while.
I'm going to give a quick shoutout to Michelle Obama's Becoming.
And yes...I linked the audio book instead of the Kindle book. Why? Because Michelle Obama is reading her own book and it is a fucking magical experience.
I've always been impressed by the way my fav FLOTUS was able to string words together. She has a strong voice, with the ability to inspire while still giving you that momma side-eye and call you out for your own bullshit.
I have not finished this audio book yet, mainly because it is NINETEEN HOURS. If you have audible credits available, this is the book to cash it in on. You'll get your monthly fee worth with this baby.
Some people might read this book to get Michelle Obama's true opinion of Donald Trump. But seriously...if you didn't catch the screen grabs from the current POTUS's inauguration you have your head in the sand. We all know her opinion already.
For me, what was truly fascinating was the story of her growing up. The story of her family and living with her mom. The story of her demanding Barack use a phone even if he wasn't a "phone type guy" was one of my favorite.
This woman is a storyteller. She picked key points about each memory and took me along an emotional ride. Her voice felt like home in my ears every time I turned the book on, and I loved it.
You know that point in a singer's performance when you get the chills because you feel the emotion in their performance? I got chills multiple times while listening to this book. Michelle Obama doesn't just read her story, she tells you about her life. Part of me has this image of her in sweat pants, kicking back in the recording booth with a cocktail. I feel like I'm chatting with a new friend and she's just put her feet on my coffee table to tell me what really happened.
Every time I open my Audible app, I'm sucked back in.
If money is tight, tap your library for a listen. I can't recommend this book enough. And for once...it's an audio book I can listen to over my Amazon Echo with other people in the room. LOL. It's kind of nice.
Are there any books you've read outside of your normal tastes? What book has surprised you recently? I'd love to hear about it.
....After I listen to a few more chapters from Michelle Obama, of course.