Merriam-Webster defines “juicy” as “rewarding or profitable, especially financially.” My favorite definition is “interestingly scandalous.” Pair “juicy” and “memoir,” and what you often get is a book that’s awfully hard to put down.
The fifth category for the 2017 Reading Challenge—for those of you who want to put the “oomph” back in your reading life—is “a juicy memoir.” Why? This is your opportunity to intentionally read a genre you might not typically pick up, and to have fun doing it.
When I think juicy, I think interesting—the kind of stories that, were a friend sharing them over coffee, would make you lean in and lower your voice. Also interesting: if you scan the list of titles I included here, many of these interestingly scandalous stories were also hugely profitable for their authors, because publishers are willing to pay big bucks for the intimate details.
Need ideas for this category? These eleven titles are either personal favorites, or high on my personal TBR list, probably because you recommended them. For the challenge, define “juicy” however you like, but definitely choose a memoir—and make it an interesting one.
What are you reading for this category? What titles would you add to the list?
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