Tuesday, October 18, 2022

Memoir Reading Challenge 2023



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, 2023 to count.
  • Challenge runs from January 1 to December 31, 2023.
  • 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: 
  2. Other Illness Memoir:
  3. Political Memoir:  
  4. Food Memoir:
  5. Animal Memoir: 
  6. Music Memoir: 
  7. Travel Memoir: 
  8. Written by a person of color: 
  9. Written by a woman: 
  10. Written by a person who identifies as LGBTQIA: 
  11. Written by an actor or a comedian: The Office BFFs--Jenna Fischer & Angela Kinsey
  12. Written by an author or journalist: 
  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.  Made into a movie: 
  19.  Graphic Novel memoir: Almost American Girl--Robin Ha
  20.  Bestselling memoir:
  21.  Humorous memoir: 
  22.  Fictional memoir:
  23.  In translation:
  24.  Won an award:
  25.  Published in 2023: 
  26.  Published in 2022 or earlier: 
  27.  Under 300 pages: 
  28.  Over 300 pages: 
  29.  One you want to re-read: 
  30.  On a favorite topic: 
  31.  By a favorite celebrity: 
  32.  Free choice: 
  33.  Free choice: 
  34.  Free choice:

7 comments:

Elephant's Child said...

Memoirs are among my favourite reads. Have fun.

shelleyrae @ book'd out said...

Adding to my 2023 challenge shortlist!

Debra She Who Seeks said...

I have a couple of memoirs sitting and waiting to be read in my Kindle library. We'll see if I get to them, LOL!

Kate @ booksaremyfavouriteandbest said...

Yay! Probably my favourite reading challenge :-)

scraptraci said...

Planning to do a better job at prioritizing memoirs this coming year. I will be tracking on my blog https://titlesurfingwithtraci.blogspot.com/2022/12/blog-post.html

thanks for hosting again

Jinjer-The Intrepid Angeleno said...

I love memoirs! Count me in.

Vicki said...

Looking forward to this challenge!