June's 8 Hottest New Memoirs

Posted by Cybil on June 21, 2017
June has been an excellent month for readers who love memoirs.

The hottest book of the month, in any genre, is Roxane Gay's Hunger: A Memoir of (My) Body. The feminist writer focuses on the connection between her struggles with her body and the violence she experienced in her childhood. Not only is it the most popular book of the month, more than 29,000 readers have added it to their Want to Read shelves and it has a rating of 4.54 stars from the Goodreads community.

The next most-popular memoir of the month is novelist and poet Sherman Alexie's You Don't Have to Say You Love Me. After his mother's death, Alexie coped by writing a memoir about his relationship with his troubled mother and his hardscrabble childhood on an Indian reservation. This book has been added to Want to Read shelves more than 7,700 times, and it has a 4.38 rating from readers.

Below you'll find this month's eight hottest new memoirs according to Goodreads' readers. For this list, we looked at the data including both early reader reviews (all of these books have at least a 4-star rating from readers) as well as how many times these new titles have been added to readers' Want to Read shelves.

Add your favorite suggestions to your Want to Read list. And tell us what memoirs you'd recommend this month.

Hunger: A Memoir of (My) Body

You Don't Have to Say You Love Me: A Memoir
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I Can't Make This Up: Life Lessons
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Daring to Drive: A Saudi Woman’s Awakening
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The Bright Hour
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Called to Rise
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Mean Dads for a Better America
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Books for Living
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Share your memoir recommendations in the comments!

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message 1: by Havelock (new)

Havelock I've just got Eddie Izzard's Believe Me from the library today, so I'm looking forward to reading that, and I've also taken out Muslim Girl by Amani Al-Khatahtbeh which I'm really enjoying so far (although that was published last year).


message 2: by Catharina (new)

Catharina Oh I really want to read Eddie Izzard's book too! I think it will be great :)


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