Summer Reading: Destination M – Read a Biography or Memoir

Have you taken up this summer’s challenge of Reading Takes You Everywhere? If Destination M: Read a Biography or Memoir is a stop on your journey, perhaps one of these books will get you there! Check out the first lines of these five books to see if any pique your interest.

“A few months after my twenty-first birthday, a stranger called to give me the news.”

Dreams from My Father by Barack Obama






“There is nothing in life more perfect than a slide rule.”

Lab Girl by Hope Jahren






“My entire family was camped out on blankets and goose-down bedding in the apple orchard behind Aunt Uchka’s little house.”

Clara’s War by Clara Kramer





“Why did we stop at the 4-Dice Restaurant in Fordyce, Arkansas, for lunch on Independence Day weekend?”

Life by Keith Richards





“Apart from life, a strong constitution, and an abiding connection to the Thembu royal house, the only thing my father bestowed upon me at birth was a name, Rolihlahla.”

Long Walk to Freedom by Nelson Mandela