BOOKS & COFFEE NO. 5, EDUCATED
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Welcome to Books & Coffee.
love beauty thrive’s new monthly book feature series.
I’m so glad you could join me here, in the experience of impactful storytelling, growth, and meaningful conversation, one book (and perfect cup of coffee) at a time.
Here’s what I’m reading this month, the fifth selection in our book feature series.
EDUCATED: A MEMOIR (2018)
Get your copy of Educated: A Memoir.
“Born to survivalists in the mountains of Idaho, Tara Westover was seventeen the first time she set foot in a classroom. Her family was so isolated from mainstream society that there was no one to ensure the children received an education, and no one to intervene when one of Tara’s older brothers became violent. When another brother got himself into college, Tara decided to try a new kind of life. Her quest for knowledge transformed her, taking her over oceans and across continents, to Harvard and to Cambridge University. Only then would she wonder if she’d traveled too far, if there was still a way home.” – www.amazon.com.
A lover of all nonfiction, I’ve recently been reaching for more memoirs. After reading Glennon Doyle’s extraordinary Untamed (love beauty thrive’s third monthly book feature), I am ready for my next journey into someone else’s experience of life and view of the world.
When the bestselling, highly acclaimed memoir Educated crossed my path, I immediately knew it was my next read. I didn’t hesitate to buy myself a copy (and am so ready to dive into Westover’s fascinating life).
After reading all the phenomenal reviews (and there are many), I don’t think it’s possible that this memoir could disappoint.
I hope you will join me this February in reading love beauty thrive’s fifth monthly book feature, Educated by Tara Westover.
EDUCATED ON THE CHARTS
A #1 New York Times bestseller (considered “one of the most acclaimed books of our time”), Educated continues to be an Amazon Charts bestseller even several years after its release.
It’s definitively considered one of the best books of 2018 (if not the decade) by many reputable publications and reviewers, including O: The Oprah Magazine, the New York Times, Barack Obama’s favourite books of the year, and many more.
Educated was also a finalist for several prestigious book prizes and awards.
I read with my children every night. This month, we are reading Keeper of the Lost Cities (2013) by Shannon Messenger, the first book of the New York Times and USA Today bestselling series (and an Amazon’s Teacher’s Pick).
“In this riveting series opener, a telepathic girl must figure out why she is the key to her brand-new world before the wrong person finds the answer first.” – www.amazon.com.
Get your copy of Keeper of the Lost Cities.
We also continue to read The Mysteries of the Universe (2020) by Will Gater, beautifully illustrated by Angela Rizza and Daniel Long (an Amazon Editor’s Pick as best nonfiction for kids).
This gorgeous, hardcover book with golden pages uses photographs, illustrations and stories to bring children on an adventure, journeying from Earth to discover the great mysteries of space (planets, stars, galaxies, celestial objects, and other secrets of the cosmos).
Get your copy of The Mysteries of the Universe.
As another fiction choice, we also continue to read the hardcover, illustrated edition of Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (2019; fourth book of the series) by J. K. Rowling.
These stunningly beautiful editions of the Harry Potter books have full colour, gorgeous illustrations by award-winning artist Jim Kay (my kids are enthralled by the magical artwork).
Get your copy of Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire.
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