Nonfiction November 2022 Week 3: Stranger Than Fiction!!

Week 3 of Nonfiction November – The Rules

Stranger Than Fiction (November 14-18): This week we’re focusing on all the great nonfiction books that almost don’t seem real. A sports biography involving overcoming massive obstacles, a profile on a bizarre scam, a look into the natural wonders in our world—basically, if it makes your jaw drop, you can highlight it for this week’s topic. Prompt, courtesy of Christopher @ Plucked from the Stacks:


Educated by Tara Westover -Memoir

Educated was published in 2018 – not that long ago.

Reading it was a case of me reminding myself this a real story, this is a person’s life.

Because, frankly it was so hard to believe in the “2000” this could actually be a reality for someone.

I don’t want to give the story away.

Imagine being homeschooled – but not really having any education.

Not having a birth certificate until the age of 9.

Parents that were not keen on hospitals, to the point that they would treat serious illnesses and even life-threatening accidents at home.

Girls don’t need to be educated.

From effectively zero education to being able to get to Cambridge – intrigued me to read the book.

OMG, OMG, OMG, when I started to read it, the picture I had in my mind, of what the story might be! Well, I was extremely wrong. Honestly, you just can’t imagine – well I could not.

This is a memoir and not fiction – was the constant reminder to myself.

I wrote a blog post on Educated if you want to read my thoughts.

Images from Kindle and Christopher @ Plucked from the Stacks:

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