Memoir Book Lists

The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne FrankThe Glass Castle by Jeannette WallsNight by Elie WieselAngela's Ashes by Frank McCourtEat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert
Best Memoir / Biography / Autobiography
3,011 books — 3,427 voters
To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper LeePride and Prejudice by Jane AustenJane Eyre by Charlotte BrontëHarry Potter Boxset by J.K. RowlingThe Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank
Best Women-authored Books
3,227 books — 2,019 voters

The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne FrankThe Glass Castle by Jeannette WallsI Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya AngelouEat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth GilbertPersepolis by Marjane Satrapi
Memoirs by Women
1,447 books — 1,901 voters

John Adams by David McCullough1776 by David McCulloughTeam of Rivals by Doris Kearns GoodwinA People's History of the United States by Howard ZinnBattle Cry of Freedom by James M. McPherson
Best American History Books
1,075 books — 1,566 voters
Stiff by Mary RoachThe Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca SklootThe Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat and Other Clinical Tales by Oliver SacksOne Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest by Ken KeseyThe Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon
Medicine in Literature
1,044 books — 1,315 voters

The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret AtwoodThe Second Sex by Simone de BeauvoirA Room of One's Own by Virginia WoolfThe Bell Jar by Sylvia PlathJane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë
Best Feminist Books
1,041 books — 1,227 voters
The Glass Castle by Jeannette WallsAngela's Ashes by Frank McCourtThe Diary of a Young Girl by Anne FrankNight by Elie WieselEat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert
Favorite memoirs/autobiographies
1,102 books — 1,120 voters

Band of Brothers by Stephen E. AmbroseBlack Hawk Down by Mark BowdenLone Survivor by Marcus LuttrellUnbroken by Laura HillenbrandFlags of Our Fathers by James D. Bradley
Best Non-fiction War Books
845 books — 1,098 voters
Blood River by Tim ButcherThings Fall Apart by Chinua AchebeThe Poisonwood Bible by Barbara KingsolverHalf of a Yellow Sun by Chimamanda Ngozi AdichieHeart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad
Africa
1,084 books — 1,080 voters

The Time Traveler's Wife by Audrey NiffeneggerA Walk to Remember by Nicholas SparksThe Lovely Bones by Alice SeboldThe Notebook by Nicholas SparksDear John by Nicholas Sparks
Not So Happily-Ever-After
627 books — 1,000 voters
Bossypants by Tina FeyIs Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? by Mindy KalingLet's Pretend This Never Happened by Jenny  LawsonAre You There, Vodka? It's Me, Chelsea by Chelsea HandlerYes Please by Amy Poehler
Funny Women Memoirs
229 books — 959 voters

Me Talk Pretty One Day by David SedarisBossypants by Tina FeyDress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim by David SedarisNaked by David SedarisRunning with Scissors by Augusten Burroughs
Humorous Memoirs and Non-Fiction
446 books — 865 voters
Running with Scissors by Augusten BurroughsThe Glass Castle by Jeannette WallsMe Talk Pretty One Day by David SedarisDry by Augusten BurroughsTo Live and Drink in L.A. by Ben Peller
Best Strange and Twisted Memoirs
262 books — 799 voters

The Ultimate Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas AdamsThe Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas AdamsCatch-22 by Joseph HellerLamb by Christopher MooreLife of a Loser - Wanted by Lou Zuhr
Best Humor Writing
514 books — 628 voters

Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth GilbertThe Hobbit by J.R.R. TolkienWild by Cheryl StrayedA Walk in the Woods by Bill BrysonInto the Wild by Jon Krakauer
Wanderlust
468 books — 611 voters
Blood River by Tim ButcherMemoirs of a Geisha by Arthur GoldenThe World At Large by Adam E. MehaffeyA Walk in the Woods by Bill BrysonThe Trigger by Tim Butcher
Best Memoirs/Autobiography/Travel
478 books — 600 voters

Night by Elie WieselAngela's Ashes by Frank McCourtSurviving the Fourth Cycle by Nathan DanielsAdversity Builds Character; An Inspirational True Life Story ... by Tom UfertRunning with Scissors by Augusten Burroughs
Memoirs by Men
643 books — 435 voters
Miranda Bay by Susan TarrDominoes by C.B. BlahaSecrets of the Realm by Bev StoutSpellbound in His Arms by Angel SeferCircle of Five by Jan Raymond
Best New Kindle Authors
340 books — 415 voters

All Creatures Great and Small by James HerriotNickel and Dimed by Barbara EhrenreichKitchen Confidential by Anthony BourdainWorking by Studs TerkelAll Things Bright and Beautiful by James Herriot
A Day in the Life: Work Memoirs
487 books — 264 voters
The Year of Living Biblically by A.J. JacobsThe Happiness Project by Gretchen RubinAnimal, Vegetable, Miracle by Barbara KingsolverEat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth GilbertJulie and Julia by Julie Powell
A Year in the Life
136 books — 249 voters

The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne FrankEleanor of Aquitaine by Alison WeirWives of Henry VIII by Antonia FraserThe Six Wives of Henry VIII by Alison WeirCatherine the Great by Robert K. Massie
Female Biographies
626 books — 215 voters
The Kite Runner by Khaled HosseiniForeigner in My Own Backyard by Travis CaseyFrench Illusions by Linda Kovic-SkowThe Diary of a Young Girl by Anne FrankChasing Athens by Marissa Tejada
Life in a Foreign Country
323 books — 188 voters

Bossypants by Tina FeyStories I Only Tell My Friends by Rob LoweConfessions of a Prairie Bitch by Alison ArngrimHome by Julie Andrews EdwardsWishful Drinking by Carrie Fisher
Best Show Business Memoirs/Biographies
169 books — 177 voters
Easy Riders, Raging Bulls by Peter BiskindPictures at a Revolution by Mark  HarrisHitchcock by François TruffautThe Great Movies by Roger EbertAdventures in the Screen Trade by William Goldman
Books ABOUT Movies
395 books — 148 voters

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