I've spoken previously about my love of The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls. I even had the immense honor of being able to interview her for Book Riot last year, shortly after the release of the film adaptation of her book. For years now, I've had a soft spot for that "Young girl neglected by her family makes good" trope. So the moment I first read a blurb for Educated by Tara Westover, I knew it'd be a love for the ages.
I listened to this on audiobook, and while I concer
November 17, 2014 Listening to BookRiot's "Reading Lives" podcast yesterday, I was struck by something essayist Ashley Ford said about a book (Roxane Gay's An Untamed State): "That novel broke me apart and put me back together..." It got me to thinking... that's what we're usually looking for when we pick up a book for the first time, isn't it? A book that can break our heart but then proceed to fix all of the heartbreaks we have suffered in our lives. For me, that book was