I decided to make a lofty reading goal this year of reading 52 books – one book per week. I read actual, physical books. I read Kindle books. And I listened to Audible books. More on how I did it.
When you read that many books, there are bound to be some duds and some studs. Feel free to check out the full list and their ratings if you like, otherwise, here are the best of the best:
Thanks, Obama: My Hopey, Changey White House Years (my write up) – great viewpoint into Obama’s presidency that most of us were unaware of.
Playing with Fire: The 1968 Election and the Transformation of American Politics (my write up) – I’m mildly obsessed with Bobby Kennedy and what happened in 1968…and how our country was forever changed.
A River in Darkness: One Man’s Escape from North Korea (my write up) – Wow. Just, wow.
Fear – I didn’t want to read this book about the Trump White House…but I did. And I’m more scared now :(
The Gatekeepers – I really enjoyed this book. I’m definitely into a period of reading about presidents, so this might not be a five-star for everyone, but I couldn’t put it down. Read it in about five days.