Becoming, by Michelle Obama had been on my list from the day it was announced to be published. I only got around to reading it this year. I enjoyed her honestly and simply reading about how different (and similar) each person's life can be.
About the book: In her memoir, a work of deep reflection and mesmerizing storytelling, Former First Lady 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.
It's an easy read - just under 500 pages long. I'd borrowed this particular copy from a friend, and had only 5 days before I was leaving town. I'd wanted to return it to her before I left so I prioritised reading which felt GREAT.
I've not done that since I was in school - when Sunday's were the only day to binge-read. I'd sit on my bed ALL DAY, getting through as much of whatever book I was reading, while my friends would hang out or watch movies on the shared TV (did I mention I was in boarding school?)
Up until halfway through the book I was sure I wanted to read Barack Obama's three-part memoir after this. But as the family got deeper into American politics, the less fun the book felt. When I finally finished it, I wasn't the unhappiest.