Educated by Tara Westover

Title: Educated Author: Tara Westover Publisher: Penguin Random House Published: 2018 Genre: Memoir In Educated, Tara Westover recounts her childhood about growing up as the youngest of seven children in a Mormon survivalist family. Not only was their life lived along the strictures of a belief that espoused very conservative religious views, but their father…

Home Fire by Kamila Shamsie

Title: HOME FIRE Author: Kamila Shamsie Publisher: Bloomsbury Published: 2017 Genre: Fiction Kamila Shamsie’s book is a tale of two families’ lives in this retelling of the tragedy Antigone by Sophocles (which I had to educate myself about when I started reading this book). From the very beginning of the book, you get the sense…

An American Marriage by Tayari Jones

Title: An American Marriage Author: Tayari Jones Publisher: Oneworld Published: 2018 Genre: Fiction Tayari Jones has written a love story that is tender and heartbreaking in equal measure. Celestial and Roy are your average educated, upper-middle-class, upwardly mobile professionals. They are barely past their first year as newlyweds when Roy is arrested for a crime…