Tara Westover's "Educated" is a departure from the usual fare for me, as most of my queue at the library consists of war novels and police procedurals. "Educated" was recommended to me by a close friend, so I decided I would take a look and was pleasantly surprised. The book really hit home for me, having grown up with a parent who was suffering from mental illness I saw a lot of similarities between my own story and Westover's. I was touched by the candidness with which she writes and connected to her narrative on a deep level. I would highly recommend this book to practically anyone and have cited it in describing my own childhood and subsequent adult experiences.