The eleventh category in the 2018 Reading Challenge is “a memoir, biography, or book of creative nonfiction.” I love all three genres, but when it comes to books I’m likely to keep coming back to, memoir takes the cake.
I love the genre; I’ve read many over the years. Today I’m sharing 15 of my favorites, “favorite” in this case meaning the ones I keep coming back to. I’ve read these 2 or 3 or even a dozen times. (I’m looking at you, Kathleen Norris.)
A special note for audiobook fans: I love listening to memoirs, especially when the author reads her own story. I’ve made a special note below of the books I loved on audio.
I’d love to hear your favorites in comments. For those who’d like to pile even more titles on their TBR list, Mary Karr also includes a terrific (and long) list in the back of The Art of Memoir.
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What are your favorite memoirs? Which ones compel you to return to them again and again?