Thank you to the lovely people at Random House for my copy of Educated by Tara Westover.  All thoughts and images are my own.

The details:

Title: Educated
Author: Tara Westover
Genre: Memoir
Pub date: February 20, 2018
Read if you like: The Glass Castle and picking your jaw up off the floor after it has dropped multiple times.

Morgan’s thoughts:

This was a completely mind-blowing read.  I’m not sure what I expected, but this was not it.  I was shocked by the level of access Westover gives the reader into her past.  Her honesty is so compelling.  Once I got into the second half of this memoir, I found it nearly impossible to put down. Continue reading

The Twelve Lives of Samuel Hawley

Synopsis: (as told by the back of the book)

Samuel Hawley isn’t like the other fathers in Olympus, Massachusetts.  A loner who spent years living on the run, he raised his beloved daughter, Loo, on the road, moving from motel to motel, always watching his back.  Now that Loo’s a teenager, Hawley wants only to give her a normal life.  In his late wife’s hometown, he finds work as a fisherman, while Loo struggles to fit in at the local high school. Continue reading