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.

Need some reading ideas?
 Here are some lists to get ideas for reading:
    Here are the categories:

    1. _ Mental Illness Memoir
    2. _ Other Illness Memoir
    3. X Political Memoir: The Truths We Hold--Kamala Harris
    4. X Food Memoir: From Scratch--Tembi Locke
    5. _ Animal Memoir
    6. _ Music Memoir
    7. _ Travel Memoir
    8. X Written by a person of color: Assata: An Autobiography--Assata Shakur
    9. _ Written by a woman
    10. _ Written by a person who identifies as LGBTQIA: Untamed--Glennon Doyle
    11. _ Written by an actor or a comedian
    12. X Written by an author or journalist: Thirteen Senses--Victor Villaseñor
    13. _ Written by any other celebrity
    14. _ Written by someone under 40
    15. _ Written by someone over 40
    16. _ Written by someone from a country different from your own
    17. _ One you find thought-provoking
    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. _ Won an Award
    24. _ Published in 2021
    25. _ Published in 2020 or earlier
    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. _ Free choice
    33. _ Free choice


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

    2. I adore memoirs and read them often.

    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.

    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