2019: #10 – The Gospel of Trees (Apricot Irving)

I can’t say that I loved this, but it was alright. It was interesting, at least. The story follows Apricot and her family through their missionary trips to Haiti. They were almost accidental missionaries, falling into the opportunity as her parents searched for adventure, but it soon became an obsession. Apricot’s father was there as an agronomist, believing that trees were the key to a

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2018: #30 – Educated (Tara Westover)

Tara Westover grew up in rural Idaho, the youngest daughter of a somewhat fundamentalist (heavy on scripture but no plural wives) Mormon family. Following the FBI’s raid on Ruby Ridge in 1992, her father also completed his plunge into becoming a paranoid survivalist, complete with burying gas and guns on their land so they would be ready when the FBI came to take them away.

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2018: #15 – Quiet (Susan Cain)

I thought this was a really interesting and insightful read, whether you consider yourself an introvert, extrovert, or somewhere in between.  The book is split into 4 parts. In the first part, the table is set and we learn the difference between extroverts and introverts and how society favors extroverts, as well as some of the historical and cultural implications of this. The second part

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