Overview: Not technically fiction, this book is an autobiography written by Tara Westover – an American Author who has a Ph.D. in history from Cambridge. Tara was born in Idaho to a survivalist who opposed public education; she spent her childhood working for her parent’s junkyard and largely educating herself, first setting foot in a classroom at the age of 17.
Why We Love It: This is a truly amazing coming of age story about a strong woman who overcame much adversity to achieve her goals. Disclosure: this book can be quite upsetting in parts, but you can’t help but fall in love with Tara and be inspired by her resilience and her keen interest in learning.
Goodreads Link: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/35133922-educated?from_search=true&from_srp=true&qid=fs4Ut7okSB&rank=1