Saturday, October 3, 2020

Memoir Reading Challenge 2021






It's back, once again using a checklist. Some categories have been changed, however. To participate, you must read a minimum of five memoirs from any of the categories listed. One book can only count for one category. Re-reads are acceptable. You do not need a blog to participate. All book formats count. 


Other Rules:

  • Books must be read on or after January 1, 2021 to count.
  • Challenge runs from January 1 to December 31, 2021.
  • Books may cross over to other challenges in which you are participating. 
  • Books must be labeled as memoirs to count. 
  • You do not need a blog to sign up.  You may keep tract of your progress on Goodreads, Amazon or other similar sites with a shelf dedicated to this challenge.  Or sign up on Youtube, Facebook, or Twitter.

Here are the categories:

  1. X Mental Illness Memoir: Furiously Happy--Jenny Lawson
  2. X Other Illness Memoir: The End of Your Life Book Club--Will Schwalbe
  3. X Political Memoir: The Truths We Hold--Kamala Harris
  4. X Food Memoir: From Scratch--Tembi Locke
  5. X Animal Memoir: A Street Cat Named Bob--James Bowen
  6. X Music Memoir: Waging Heavy Peace--Neil Young
  7. X Travel Memoir: The Hare With Amber Eyes--Edmund De Waal
  8. X Written by a person of color: Assata: An Autobiography--Assata Shakur
  9. X Written by a woman: To Love and Let Go--Rachel Brathen
  10. X Written by a person who identifies as LGBTQIA: Untamed--Glennon Doyle
  11. X Written by an actor or a comedian: If You Ask Me--Betty White
  12. X Written by an author or journalist: Thirteen Senses--Victor Villaseñor
  13. _ Written by any other celebrity
  14. X Written by someone under 40: Hillbilly Elegy--J.D. Vance
  15. X Written by someone over 40: Touched by the Sun--Carly Simon
  16. X Written by someone from a country different from your own: Geisha, a Life--Mineko Iwasaki
  17. X One you find thought-provoking: Miracles and Grace in an Unlikely Place--Charisse Tyson (reread)
  18. X Made into a movie: Beautiful Boy--David Sheff 
  19. X Graphic Novel memoir: Lost Soul, Be At Peace--Maggie Thrash
  20. _ Bestselling memoir
  21. _ Humorous memoir
  22. X Fictional memoir: Memoirs of an Imaginary Friend--Matthew Dicks
  23. X Won an Award: Lab Girl--Hope Jahren
  24. _ Published in 2021
  25. X Published in 2020 or earlier: Men We Reaped--Jesmyn Ward
  26. X Under 300 pages: Girls Like Us--Rachel Lloyd
  27. _ Over 300 pages
  28. X One you want to re-read:Bitch--Elizabeth Wurtzel 
  29. _ On a favorite subject
  30. _ By a favorite celebrity
  31. X Free choice: Sister Outsider--Audre Lorde
  32. X Free choice: Girl Walks Out of a Bar--Lisa F. Smith
  33. _ Free choice

5 comments:

  1. I completed this year's so will definitely take part in next year's

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  2. I adore memoirs and read them often.

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  3. I signed up for this in 2019 but didn't read anything. The books I selected last year are still sitting on my bookshelf so I plan on trying the challenge next year.

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  4. looking forward to reading even more memoirs in 2021 didn't quite make goal in 2020 but still have lots of new choices for 21

    https://titlesurfingwithtraci.blogspot.com/2020/11/memoir-challenge-2021.html

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