Monday, October 18, 2021

Memoir Reading Challenge 2022


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. All book formats count. 

Other Rules:

  • Books must be read on or after January 1, 2022 to count.
  • Challenge runs from January 1 to December 31, 2022.
  • 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. Sign up below in the comments.

If you need reading ideas, here are some links to get started:

Goodreads: Best Memoir/Autobiography

Goodreads: Memoirs by Women 

Amazon Best Seller Memoirs

B&N: 50 Essential Memoirs

Here are the categories:

  1. Mental Illness Memoir: Easy Crafts for the Insane--Kelly Williams Brown  
  2. Other Illness Memoir: Hunger--Roxane Gay 
  3. Political Memoir: My American Journey--Colin Powell
  4. Food Memoir: Kitchen Confidential--Anthony Bourdain
  5. Animal Memoir: My Patients and Other Animals--Suzy Finchman-Gray 
  6. Music Memoir: River of Time--Naomi Judd
  7. Travel Memoir: The Wonder Trail--Steve Hely
  8. Written by a person of color: How to be an Antiracist--Ibram X. Kendi
  9. Written by a woman: Lean In--Sheryl Sandberg
  10. Written by a person who identifies as LGBTQIA: It Never Goes Away--Dr. Anne L. Koch
  11. Written by an actor or a comedian: Comedy Comedy Comedy Drama--Bob Odenkirk
  12. Written by an author or journalist: You Don't Have to Say You Love Me--Sherman Alexie
  13. Written by any other celebrity: Calypso--David Sedaris
  14. Written by someone under 40: Somebody's Daughter--Ashley C. Ford
  15. Written by someone over 40: The Rainbow Comes and Goes--Anderson Cooper & Gloria Vanderbilt
  16. Written by someone from a country different from your own: My Invented Country--Isabel Allende
  17.  One you find thought-provoking: Gone to the Woods: Surviving a Lost Childhood--Gary Paulsen
  18.  Made into a movie: Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil--John Berendt
  19.  Graphic Novel memoir: Dancing at the Pity Party--Tyler Feder
  20.  Bestselling memoir: Wishful Drinking--Carrie Fisher
  21.  Humorous memoir: Meet Me at Emotional Baggage Claim--Lisa Scottoline and Francesca Serritella
  22.  Fictional memoir: Memoirs of a Teenage Amnesiac--Gabrielle Zevin
  23.  Won an Award: The Year of Magical Thinking--Joan Didion
  24.  Published in 2022: Finding Me--Viola Davis
  25.  Published in 2021 or earlier: The Wind in My Hair--Masih Alinejad
  26.  Under 300 pages: Daring to Drive--Manal Al-Sharif
  27.  Over 300 pages: Ordinary Hazards--Nikki Grimes
  28.  One you want to re-read: Willow Weep for Me--Meri Nana-Ama Danquah
  29.  On a favorite subject: Lit--Mary Karr
  30.  By a favorite celebrity: The Anthropocene Reviewed--John Green
  31.  Free choice: We Came, We Saw, We Left--Charles Wheelan
  32.  Free choice: Tiger's Eye--Inga Clendinnen
  33.  Free choice: Molly's Game--Molly Bloom

Challenge absolutely complete on December 7


Elephant's Child said...

Memoirs are one of my favourite genres. Have fun.

scraptraci said...

excited to join along again this year

scraptraci said...

i will be tracking at

Kate said...

Looking forward to participating again this year!

Dreatine said...

Participating this year!

Dreatine said...

Participating this year!

Vicki said...

Joining this year!

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