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.
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153 books · 115 voters · list created March 7th, 2010 by Thom Dunn (votes) .
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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 (Lioness at Large) 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 (Lioness at Large) 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!


message 8: by BookLovingLady (new)

BookLovingLady Nobel prize winner Sigrid Undset wrote her first novel, Marta Oulie, as a diary, so I've added it.


message 9: by Rosa (new)

Rosa Neither The Color Purple nor The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society are in diary form. I'm deleting them unless someone gives a good reason not to.


message 10: by BookLovingLady (last edited Jun 03, 2019 10:28PM) (new)

BookLovingLady Rosa wrote: "Neither The Color Purple nor The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society are in diary form. I'm deleting them unless someone gives a good reason not to."

Go right ahead 🙂 I read them but I must say I had my doubts (and as a result didn't vote for them). It's too long ago since I've read them however to be sure.

The Bride Stripped Bare (#85) isn't dated either, by the way. Not my edition, at least.


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