by Tara Westover Year Published: 2018 Nonfiction, Memoir

Tara Westover was 17 the first time she set foot in a classroom. Born to survivalists in the mountains of Idaho, she prepared for the end of the world by stockpiling home-canned peaches and sleeping with her "head-for-the-hills bag." This is the story of her journey to getting her education. Tara's story is riveting and an emotional journey. This is a great nonfiction pick for those who don't read as much nonfiction.