Daily Archives: January 19, 2010

REVIEW: The Audacity of Hope

Title: The Audacity of Hope
Author: Barack Obama
Finished: January 14, 2010
Pages: 375
Published: 2006
Format: audiobook

Before he became President, Barack Obama, among many things, was a writer. His second book, The Audacity of Hope, is about all the major topics that Obama went to address during his presidential run. He not only included his political views, but personal stories to help support the areas he felt needed the most attention – including race and family.

It turned out to be a great book to listen to as it was read by the author himself, it felt more true than had someone else been saying the words. It supported everything Obama has been fighting for and issues the human race has faced, including how to balance all the areas of your life without losing what is most important.

I recommend it to anyone who not only is an Obama fan, but even to those who are interested in the human side of a political figure.

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It’s Monday. What are you reading?

It’s Monday! What are you reading this week? is a weekly event to list the books completed last week, the books currently being reading, and the books to be finish this week.

Lots of progress last week. The mystery read-a-thon helped but I still have so many books I want to read. I’m beginning to think I will never catch up.

Read Last Week:

  1. Heartsick by Chelsea Cain
  2. The Audacity of Hope by Barack Obama
  3. From Dead to Worse by Charlaine Harris
  4. Dead and Gone by Charlaine Harris
  5. A Touch of Dead by Charlaine Harris

Reading This Week:

  • 1st to Die by James Patterson
  • The Killing Circle by Andrew Pyper
  • Revolutionary Road by Richard Yates (audiobook)
  • Sweetheart by Chelsea Cain

Starting Soon:

  • The Hobbit by J.R. Tolkien
  • Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy
  • Seven Up by Janet Evanovich
  • Glory in Death by J.D. Robb
  • E is for Evidence by Sue Grafton


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