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.
- 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
Here are the categories:
- Mental Illness Memoir: Easy Crafts for the Insane--Kelly Williams Brown
- Other Illness Memoir: Hunger--Roxane Gay
- Political Memoir: My American Journey--Colin Powell
- Food Memoir: Kitchen Confidential--Anthony Bourdain
- Animal Memoir: My Patients and Other Animals--Suzy Finchman-Gray
- Music Memoir: River of Time--Naomi Judd
- Travel Memoir: The Wonder Trail--Steve Hely
- Written by a person of color: How to be an Antiracist--Ibram X. Kendi
- Written by a woman: Lean In--Sheryl Sandberg
- Written by a person who identifies as LGBTQIA: It Never Goes Away--Dr. Anne L. Koch
- Written by an actor or a comedian: Comedy Comedy Comedy Drama--Bob Odenkirk
- Written by an author or journalist: You Don't Have to Say You Love Me--Sherman Alexie
- Written by any other celebrity: Calypso--David Sedaris
- Written by someone under 40: Somebody's Daughter--Ashley C. Ford
- Written by someone over 40: The Rainbow Comes and Goes--Anderson Cooper & Gloria Vanderbilt
- Written by someone from a country different from your own: My Invented Country--Isabel Allende
- One you find thought-provoking: Gone to the Woods: Surviving a Lost Childhood--Gary Paulsen
- Made into a movie: Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil--John Berendt
- Graphic Novel memoir: Dancing at the Pity Party--Tyler Feder
- Bestselling memoir: Wishful Drinking--Carrie Fisher
- Humorous memoir: Meet Me at Emotional Baggage Claim--Lisa Scottoline and Francesca Serritella
- Fictional memoir: Memoirs of a Teenage Amnesiac--Gabrielle Zevin
- Won an Award: The Year of Magical Thinking--Joan Didion
- Published in 2022: Finding Me--Viola Davis
- Published in 2021 or earlier: The Wind in My Hair--Masih Alinejad
- Under 300 pages: Daring to Drive--Manal Al-Sharif
- Over 300 pages: Ordinary Hazards--Nikki Grimes
- One you want to re-read: Willow Weep for Me--Meri Nana-Ama Danquah
- On a favorite subject: Lit--Mary Karr
- By a favorite celebrity: The Anthropocene Reviewed--John Green
- Free choice: We Came, We Saw, We Left--Charles Wheelan
- Free choice: Tiger's Eye--Inga Clendinnen
- Free choice: Molly's Game--Molly Bloom
Challenge absolutely complete on December 7
Memoirs are one of my favourite genres. Have fun.
excited to join along again this year
i will be tracking at https://titlesurfingwithtraci.blogspot.com/2021/12/memoirs.html
Looking forward to participating again this year!
Participating this year!
Participating this year!
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