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Victoria_Clyne
Educated: A Memoir | Tara Westover
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The true story of Tara who grows sheltered from society by her survivalist parents. Tara is an impressive individual who has sacrificed for her education and made her own mind up about the world. How no one in her family ended up dying I'll never know. A well written and engaging memoir.

MrsMalaprop I really liked this book, but I know lots of people found her to lack credibility. It‘s fascinating to me how we all perceive books so differently 🤔. 7d
Victoria_Clyne @MrsMalaprop I really liked this one too. I found it to be credible but given what she and her family survived I can understand not being convinced. I also find it fascinating that you can have a different perception depending on when you read the book and what's going on at the time. 6d
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Scochrane26
Educated: A Memoir | Tara Westover
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Finally finished Educated. It was on my tbr for awhile, but a friend told me she loved it, so I moved it up. I think I liked the same theme as my friend did—the struggle to be someone different than your family wants you to be and the loss associated with it. At one point, I was willing Tara to go to therapy, glad she finally did. I thought it was weird that her father watched tv, even if it was old shows, yet couldn‘t go to church w/ out 👇

Scochrane26 Condemning women for wearing normal clothes. And I would have liked to know more about how Tara learned cultural norms of school in enough time the first semester to get all a‘s. That was a little sketchy, IMO. Her relationship w/ Tyler was a strong point. #wintergames #thefilthyanimals #TBRread @Clwojick @StayCurious 7d
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Jody3
Educated: A Memoir | Tara Westover
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Hard to believe it‘s non-fiction! Fascinating, disturbing, and gripping! Heartbreaking and Inspirational. The only thing that would make it better would be photographs.

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MrsBridges
Educated: A Memoir | Tara Westover
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Pretty rough read. It took me almost a year. But it was worth it.

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DHill
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Finally finished. I was down to the final hours on my hold. Just couldn‘t sink my teeth into this one. I think I‘m going to have to take a break from C.J. Box for a bit.

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JillR
Idaho | Emily Ruskovich
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Two little girls and their parents are collecting firewood on the mountain. One is killed and the other goes missing. We know throughout this book who killed May but we don‘t know why, and we never find out. This book is slow and quiet and very sad. The writing is beautiful and dreamlike (although I did occasionally get tired of that). I enjoyed it but there was a bit of me wanting a proper whodunnit thriller.

Cinfhen Such a haunting story 1mo
BarbaraBB I really loved this one. 1mo
Crazeedi I've had this book on my shelf, I need to bump it up , sounds so good 1mo
Tamra I really enjoyed this too. 1mo
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AnneCecilie
Educated: A Memoir | Tara Westover
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I‘ve listened to Educated a lot in the recent days and one of the things I‘ve learned is that when you are mistreated or physically abused by one or more family members, you can only fool your self for so long. Tara has some very bad experiences with one of her brothers that she explain away for years, but eventually she realize that her experience isn‘t normal or accepted behavior.
#TIL #NFNov

Eggs I agree 1mo
Clwojick 4 pts. 1mo
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squirrelbrain
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#readingUSA2019

I really enjoyed this #nfnov memoir of growing up in a logging community in #idaho and the author‘s battle to find her place as a teenager in an increasingly religious family.

#wil I learnt of some really interesting parallels with recently-read ‘My Name is Why‘, although entirely different countries, where both authors were abandoned suddenly by foster families for no reason, and their journeys questioning why.

Librarybelle Sounds interesting! 1mo
Clwojick 9 pts. 1mo
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NeedsMoreBooks
Educated: A Memoir | Tara Westover
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A really powerful memoir, Westover set foot in a classroom when she was 17. Her parents are Mormon survivalists in Idaho who are anti-establishment, anti-medicine, and anti-government. The memoir traces Westover‘s childhood as the youngest of 7 children, her break with her family, her education, and her rift with her parents. TW-physical abuse. It is a strange powerful book for me as I got a view into the life and beliefs of her family. #NFNov

Clwojick 6 pt. 1mo
NeedsMoreBooks @Clwojick thank you! 1mo
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squirrelbrain
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#bookreport

Just started the tagged book, which was on my #weeklyforecast last week - this is for #nfnov and for #idaho on #readingtheUSA2019.

Still ploughing through Ducks, Newburyport, over 900 pages in now, so maybe won‘t have to include that on tomorrow‘s forecast! 😁

25% into The Romanovs for #nfnov #buddyread with @Caroline2 - sorry Caroline that I haven‘t posted much about it!

Also read Sandi Toksvig that wasn‘t on my list; a good week!

Tamra The tagged title sounds really good! Thank you for posting. I don‘t know how you juggle multiple reads, I‘m envious. 1mo
Caroline2 No worries, I‘m only page 15! 😆 I‘m hoping to get some more done tomorrow. I‘ve got way too many books on the go at the mo. But I kinda like having different options depending on my mood. 😉 1mo
Cinfhen Tagged book sounds really interesting. How many more states do u have left??? 1mo
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squirrelbrain I usually only have two on the go @Tamra - one at home and one on the #commutingKindle, but occasionally it gets out of hand! 😁 1mo
squirrelbrain @caroline2 - I found it a bit dry at first, particularly the prologue, but it picks up and is now very interesting.... 1mo
squirrelbrain @Cinfhen - after Idaho, I have 4 more. Montana, Nevada, New Hampshire and South Carolina. I think I might just do it! 😁🤞 1mo
Cinfhen Woohoo!!!! 4 is really the finish line! Do you have all your books lined up??? Are you almost done @BarbaraBB ?? 1mo
squirrelbrain I have one for Montana, and will probably read Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas as it‘s on Libby. The other two I‘m still not quite sure on - I have options but not loving any of them... @Cinfhen @BarbaraBB 1mo
squirrelbrain Although just looked up the New Hampshire # on here and realised I have this on my TBR shelf - yay! Thanks @Cinfhen for prompting me to do that! 🤣 1mo
Cinfhen I was going to suggest Owen!!!! Not sure I have any ideas for South Carolina 🤔 1mo
Hooked_on_books I actually haven‘t read it yet, but I think you could use Underground Railroad for SC. 1mo
Hooked_on_books Also this one is good: 1mo
squirrelbrain I‘ve read both of those already @Hooked_on_books but thanks for suggesting... SC is one state that seems to be lacking choice.... Loved 1mo
BarbaraBB @Cinfhen I just started my Nevada read and then I have four more left (Montana, Missouri, Maryland and West-Virginia). I do have books for all of them now, so I think it‘s doable! 💪🏼Helen have you checked out 1mo
Cinfhen Impressive @BarbaraBB & Helen!!! 1mo
squirrelbrain Thanks @BarbaraBB - just checked that one out and they have it in the Leeds Library. I can go and get it tomorrow lunchtime! 😘 1mo
BarbaraBB I have not read it but read good things about it when I was looking for a book set in SC! 1mo
Caroline2 Oh good. I am enjoying it, it‘s just such a big bulky book that I can‘t really read it in the bath or at breakfast so I‘m tending to pick up other books as their easier (physically!!) to read. You‘re prob doing the better option by reading it on the kindle. 😉 👍 1mo
Caroline2 I‘m on page 25 now which is apparently only 3% in!!! 🤦‍♀️ 1mo
squirrelbrain Yes, I can see how it would be difficult to read in hard copy @Caroline2 - the issue with Kindle is that the family trees are difficult to see, but I think I‘m managing OK without them. 1mo
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