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
2,953 books — 3,248 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
3,042 books — 1,840 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
1,413 books — 1,821 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
1,050 books — 1,502 voters
Stiff by Mary RoachThe Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat and Other Clinical Tales by Oliver SacksThe Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca SklootOne Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest by Ken KeseyThe Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon
Medicine and Literature
1,012 books — 1,262 voters

The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret AtwoodA Room of One's Own by Virginia WoolfThe Second Sex by Simone de BeauvoirThe Bell Jar by Sylvia PlathJane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë
Best Feminist Books
996 books — 1,152 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
1,082 books — 1,080 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
827 books — 1,038 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
1,062 books — 1,022 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
614 books — 969 voters
Silence by Becca FitzpatrickClockwork Prince by Cassandra ClareCrossed by Ally CondieThe Iron Knight by Julie KagawaPandemonium by Lauren Oliver
Most Exciting Books Coming Out Fall 2011
229 books — 916 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 HandlerMy Horizontal Life by Chelsea Handler
Funny Women Memoirs
204 books — 877 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
427 books — 844 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
244 books — 763 voters

The Ultimate Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas AdamsCatch-22 by Joseph HellerThe Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas AdamsLamb by Christopher MooreSex in the Title by Zack Love
Best Humor Writing
402 books — 505 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
630 books — 417 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
313 books — 398 voters
The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne FrankThe 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen R. CoveyEat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth GilbertTuesdays with Morrie by Mitch AlbomDiary of a Freedom Writer by Darrius Garrett
Recommended Nonfiction Books
420 books — 300 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
133 books — 241 voters
The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne FrankEleanor of Aquitaine by Alison WeirCatherine the Great by Robert K. MassieThe Six Wives of Henry VIII by Alison WeirWives of Henry VIII by Antonia Fraser
Female Biographies
609 books — 209 voters

Foreigner in My Own Backyard by Travis CaseyThe Kite Runner by Khaled HosseiniFrench Illusions by Linda Kovic-SkowChasing Athens by Marissa TejadaThe Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank
Life in a Foreign Country
310 books — 169 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
157 books — 165 voters

The Glass Castle by Jeannette WallsConfessions of an Instinctively Mutinous Baby Boomer by Marsha RobertsDiary of a Freedom Writer by Darrius GarrettI Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya AngelouEat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert
My Favorite Memoirs
262 books — 152 voters
The Grapes of Wrath by John SteinbeckThe Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel HawthorneEast of Eden by John SteinbeckOf Mice and Men by John SteinbeckWalden by Henry David Thoreau
A Journey Through Literary America
114 books — 139 voters

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