Spaceman by Mike Massimino: The journey of an astronaut coming from a totally ordinary background. Very inspiring.
Educated by Tara Westover: Born to survivalists in the mountains, she lived off the grid for the first 17 years of her life. She then began to educate herself, learned enough math and grammar to get accepted by an university. She then travel the world and goes on an adventure that changes her life. I am just at the beginning of the book, but I just can't put the book down.
Educated sounds like an interesting read. I'd check it out.
I got it from Bill Gates yearly reading list. You're hardly wrong with that list. Enjoy!
I read Educated earlier this year and found the same thing. Once I started it was impossible to put down. The book has lots of simple details that add so much color to her world.
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