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Senior Planet Book Club: The Light We Carry: Overcoming in Uncertain Times by Michelle Obama

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The Light We Carry: Overcoming in Uncertain Times by Michelle Obama

For the final week, please finish the book if you haven’t already. Don’t forget to join us this Thursday, January 19th to discuss the book on Zoom.

Then, either head to the comments below or the Book Lovers Club on SPC to discuss what we read!  Haven’t signed up for SPC yet? Click here to join.

We’ll meet over Zoom to discuss the full book this Thursday, January 19th at 4:30pm EST. Visit the “Book Club Discussion” event page for more details.

Here is how you can obtain a copy of The Light We Carry: Overcoming in Uncertain Times by Michelle Obama:

Borrow Online

Most libraries in the U.S. allow patrons to borrow e-books or audiobooks through online systems or applications you can download to your smartphone. OverDrive and Hoopla are two of the most popular services. The Light We Carry: Overcoming in Uncertain Times is currently available on OverDrive HERE. If you are in New York State, you can apply for a library card online HERE.


Order a Hard Copy

Contact your local bookstore to see if they are shipping books! We highly encourage you to support the independently owned bookstores in your area.


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Order on Amazon for $16.89


Read on Your Smartphone, E-Reader or Tablet

Purchase on Kindle for $16.99

Don’t have a Kindle? You can download the Kindle app for free on your smartphone or tablet!


Purchase on Nook for $16.99

Don’t have a Nook? You can download the Nook app for free on your smartphone or tablet!

Having any issues getting the book? Call (888) 713-3495 for assistance!

What did you think of the book? Comment below or join the “Book Lovers Club” on SPC to join the conversation!



16 responses to “Senior Planet Book Club: The Light We Carry: Overcoming in Uncertain Times by Michelle Obama

  1. New to the group.

    Trying to figure out how to navigate to site to make comments.
    I plan to buy the book in Kindle/audiobook. How do I get the link for the Zoom discussion on the 19th. Thanks

    1. Hi Suzanne! We do not require registration for the book club. The discussions are held monthly via Zoom. You can click on the “Book Club Discussion” link in this article to be taken directly to the event page. This month’s discussion will take place on January 19th. Visit the event page for more details.

  2. I am enjoying Michelle’s book, The Light We Carry: Overcoming in Uncertain Times. I read her earlier work, Becoming, because my movie club will be discussing the movie by the same name at the end of this month. So I got hooked. I feel Michelle has now become a good friend. She writes beautifully, and I appreciate her truthfulness and candor.

  3. Love this book. Michelle has opened my eyes even more to how privileged I am. But she sees so much that I identify with that have nothing to do with race. She sees all people. The pages that I noted for future reference are 42-48 Power of small, 3 sisters garden, 55 comfortably afraid, 58 layer your thoughts… 60-62 our hurts become our fears… , 63 grandfathers, 66 & 68 competence & fear, 69 last PP through 70, 71-Lin Manuel Miranda, 106-“No one…”, 107 “despite”. Great book!

    1. I went back and revisited your references-glad I did. So much relevance. I am a middle class white woman so have not experienced any of the racial bigotry and can only partly imagine it. And also be grateful not to have had to experience it. You are right in remarking how privileged we are. The gender bias every woman has experienced (still is). I too like “comfortably afraid” and competence conquering fear. So much we can relate to and find solace in not being alone. Thoroughly enjoying book

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