2019: #1 – All the Light We Cannot See (Anthony Doerr)

I enjoyed this book, though I found it very slow. What I particularly liked was that it explored World War II from a couple of perspectives that I haven’t read before, despite having read a *lot* of World War II novels.  The first main perspective is that of Marie-Laure, a young French girl who goes blind before the war and then must flee Paris with

Read more

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.

Read more