2020: #3 – Persepolis: The Story of a Childhood (Marjane Satrapi)

I’ve been meaning to read this for a long time, and I’m glad I finally got around to it! Persepolis is the story of a piece of Marjane Satrapi’s childhood, beginning during the Islamic Revolution in Iran when she was 6 and ending at age 14, when her parents send her away. I really only had the very barest of knowledge about the Islamic Revolution,

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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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