Fictional Diaries and Journals
Diaries, Journals, records scratched on old birchbark--anything so long as it is fictitious and DATED SEQUENTIALLY. And please, avoid the REAL, No Anais Nin, Scott's Journal, etc. That's for another list.
1 Bridget Jones's Diary (Brid...
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2 Dracula
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3 The Color Purple
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4 The Absolutely True Diary o...
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5 The Diary of a Nobody
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6 The Secret Diary of Adrian ...
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7 Z213: EXIT
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8 Daddy-Long-Legs (Daddy-Long...
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9 The Guernsey Literary and P...
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10 These Is My Words (Sarah Ag...
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11 Z for Zachariah
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12 Angus, Thongs and Full-Fron...
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13 A Month of Sundays
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14 Spud (Spud, #1)
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15 The Tenant of Wildfell Hall
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16 The Stranger
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17 The Murder of Roger Ackroyd...
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18 The Diary of Adam and Eve
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19 The Secret Diary of Anne Bo...
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20 Affinity
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21 Flowers for Algernon
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22 Diary of a Mad Old Man
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23 We
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24 Les Liaisons Dangereuses
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25 Don't You Dare Read This, M...
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26 The Lost Diaries of Adrian ...
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27 Catherine, Called Birdy
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28 Sloppy Firsts (Jessica Darl...
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29 The Secret Diaries of Charl...
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30 Youth in Revolt: The Journa...
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31 Daisy Fay and the Miracle Man
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31 The Princess Diaries (The P...
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33 The Spectator Bird
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33 The Diary of a Provincial L...
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35 Anna's Book
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36 Angle of Repose
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37 Mrs Pooter's Diary
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38 So Much to Tell You (So Muc...
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38 The Pale Horse
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40 The Catcher in the Rye
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41 Go Ask Alice
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42 Rue des Boutiques Obscures
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42 Bir Genç Kızın Gizli Defter...
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42 One Thousand White Women: T...
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42 The Celestial Selenite Scry...
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42 Poison in the Blood: The Me...
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42 The Journal of Countess Fra...
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42 Nobody Special: The Death o...
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42 The Pillow Book
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50 The Death of a Beekeeper
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50 Mrs. Weber's Diary
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50 Second Helpings (Jessica Da...
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50 Vampire Diary: The Embrace
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50 Music Box Danseur
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50 Dracula, My Love: The Secre...
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50 Secret Scribbled Notebooks
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50 The Gossamer Years: The Dia...
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58 Diary of an Old Man
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58 A Factory of Cunning
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58 Life As We Knew It (Last Su...
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58 APOSTASY
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58 The Provincial Lady in London
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58 Please Don't Kill the Freshman
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58 The Diary of Lady Murasaki
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65 The Collector
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66 Princess in the Spotlight (...
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67 The Journal of Albion Moonl...
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67 The Provincial Lady in Wartime
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67 The Bride Stripped Bare
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70 Trutor & the Balloonist
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71 My Name Is Seepeetza
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72 The Reluctant Journal of He...
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73 Zombies: A Record of the Ye...
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74 Walking on Glass
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75 The Documents in the Case
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76 Adrian Mole: The Wilderness...
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77 The Meaning of Night
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77 Adrian Mole: The Prostrate ...
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79 Adrian Mole and the Weapons...
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80 Adrian Mole: From Minor to ...
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81 Adrian Mole: The Cappuccino...
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82 The Growing Pains of Adrian...
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83 Walking Backward
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84 Diary of a Spider
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85 Get Well Soon (Anna Bloom, #1)
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86 After Many a Summer Dies th...
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86 Broken Moon
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88 1984
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88 The Kingdom on the Waves (T...
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90 I Am Mary Dunne
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90 The Astonishing Life of Oct...
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92 Awake, Monique
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92 Dear Mr. Henshaw (Leigh Bot...
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94 Tale of Two Summers
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95 Z for Zachariah
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96 A Gathering of Days: A New ...
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97 3 NBs of Julian Drew
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98 Shooter
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99 I'm Exploding Now
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100 Breathing Underwater (Breat...
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message 1: by Thom (new)

Thom Dunn I can't remember...Diary of a Mad Housewife....Is that set up as a diary, with dates and all ? Just the title "Diary" won't get it, it must be dated....or segmented by time periods, with the premise that the Narrator is writing stuff down day by day or every week, or whatever.


Susanna - Censored by GoodReads Just checked the "Look Inside" feature on it on Amazon, and it would seem not to be in diary form or sequentially dated.


Themis-Athena (Does not and never will own a Kindle) How about books that are in large parts, but not entirely set up as diaries (e.g., where the diary provides a substantial part of the story within the story), such as Wallace Stegner's "Angle of Repose"?


message 4: by Thom (new)

Thom Dunn Themis-Athena wrote: "How about books that are in large parts, but not entirely set up as diaries (e.g., where the diary provides a substantial part of the story within the story), such as Wallace Stegner's "Angle of Re..."

Fine. One benefit of this list for me is getting re-acquainted with classics I had read long ago.


message 6: by Valerie (new)

Valerie I would tend to include The Tenant of Wildfell Hall, although this is only partly in journal form--some of it is epistolary, with a different narrator.


Themis-Athena (Does not and never will own a Kindle) Valerie wrote: "I would tend to include The Tenant of Wildfell Hall, although this is only partly in journal form--some of it is epistolary, with a different narrator."

Added.

At the same time, I removed "The Diaries of Sylvia Plath" -- fascinating reading though they are, I would very much hope whoever added them didn't do so because they thought Plath had "lost it" so much that her diaries must necessarily be regarded as fiction!


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