Reading Challenge: March
The goal: 52
Current count: 14
Meddling Kids, Edgar Cantero. 3 stars.
Scooby Doo, y'all. This book was fun. In the '70s, the Detective Club solved a pretty big case. But did they get the right guy? Me thinks not. The gang, all of whom have a lot of issues, get back together to reexamine a case to right their wrong and, hopefully, get their lives back on track. As you may have guessed, this is a Scooby Doo inspired book. If you've seen even one episode of Scooby, you'll get the references. If you haven't, how? Seriously. How?
The Flame, Leonard Cohen. 4 stars
Look, I don't do poetry. At all. I think I don't understand it. I don't know. Maybe it's just not for me. And that's okay. But I love Leonard Cohen, so I had to read this one. I've been meaning to read it since it was released, but I've been putting it off because I have a hard time reading journals.
Becoming, Michelle Obama. 5 stars.
So, I bought the hardback the day it came out from Bookish. Because, 85% of the time, I practice what I preach. Anyway, it's been sitting on my shelf, calling my name ever since. I just couldn't seem to find the time to read it or, when I did, I wasn't in the mood for a biography. I finally broke down and got the audio version. I'm so glad I did. It's narrated by the author, which i prefer, especially when the book is a biography.
Becoming begins at the beginning. Michelle Robinson as a little girl. She tells us about her family, her mom and dad, her older brother, her strict aunt who taught her to play piano, her grandfather, all of them. Michelle, or Meesh as I have grown to call her, then delves into her college and early professional years. It takes about half the book for her get to the day she had a meeting with the new summer intern at her law firm...and he was late. This meeting was, of course, with Barack Obama. The back half of the book covers their years together. The challenges and triumphs they shared as they made their way from a small apartment in Southside Chicago to the White House.
I came away with a better understanding of both the Obamas and I learned some interesting things about life in the White House I would have never thought about.
Daisy Jones & the Six, Taylor Jenkins Reid. 4 stars.
This book was super fun. I recommend the audio simply based on the interview style the author chose. The audio is voiced by a full cast, so it's easy to tell who is who and it starts to feel like they're talking to you. Daisy Jones & the Six is set in the '70s and centers around Daisy Jones, groupie turned singer songwriter. The book is written in the present, with each person telling their part of their story from their own point of view. And, of course, those perspectives don't always match. There's also an interesting twist near the end I didn't see coming.
I had a 4 star month, y'all. What are you reading?