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- “Becoming” by Michelle Obama: In her memoir, former First Lady Michelle Obama invites listeners 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. The audiobook is narrated by Michelle herself, adding a layer of personal connection to the narrative.
- “Where the Crawdads Sing” by Delia Owens: This novel is at once an exquisite ode to the natural world, a heartbreaking coming-of-age story, and a surprising tale of possible murder. Owens reminds us that we are forever shaped by the children we once were, and that we are all subject to the beautiful and violent secrets that nature keeps.
- “Educated: A Memoir” by Tara Westover: Born to survivalists in the mountains of Idaho, Tara Westover was seventeen the first time she set foot in a classroom. Her family was so isolated from mainstream society that there was no one to ensure the children received an education, and no one to intervene when one of Tara’s older brothers became violent. Her quest for knowledge transformed her, taking her over oceans and across continents, to Harvard and to Cambridge University.
- “The Silent Patient” by Alex Michaelides: Alicia Berenson’s life is seemingly perfect. A famous painter married to an in-demand fashion photographer, she lives in a grand house overlooking a park in one of London’s most desirable areas. One evening, her husband Gabriel returns home late from work, and Alicia shoots him five times in the face and then never speaks another word. This gripping psychological thriller keeps listeners on the edge of their seats.
- “Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind” by Yuval Noah Harari: The book explores the ways in which biology and history have defined us and enhanced our understanding of what it means to be human. Harari spans the whole of human history, from the very first humans to walk the earth to the radical breakthroughs of the Cognitive, Agricultural, and Scientific Revolutions.
- “Harry Potter” series by J.K. Rowling: This beloved series follows the life of a young wizard, Harry Potter, and his friends Hermione Granger and Ron Weasley, all of whom are students at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. The main story arc concerns Harry’s struggle against the dark wizard Lord Voldemort, who aims to become immortal, overthrow the wizard governing body known as the Ministry of Magic, and subjugate all wizards and Muggles (non-magical people).