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To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper LeePride and Prejudice by Jane AustenHarry Potter Boxset by J.K. RowlingJane Eyre by Charlotte BrontëThe Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank
Best Women-authored Books
4,350 books — 2,866 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
1,990 books — 2,316 voters

Bossypants by Tina FeyIs Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? by Mindy KalingLet's Pretend This Never Happened by Jenny  LawsonYes Please by Amy PoehlerAre You There, Vodka? It's Me, Chelsea by Chelsea Handler
Funny Women Memoirs
292 books — 1,317 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
1,367 books — 1,307 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
596 books — 1,031 voters

Running with Scissors by Augusten BurroughsThe Glass Castle by Jeannette WallsMe Talk Pretty One Day by David SedarisDry by Augusten BurroughsGirl, Interrupted by Susanna Kaysen
Best Strange and Twisted Memoirs
409 books — 907 voters
Blood River by Tim ButcherThe Trigger by Tim ButcherChasing the Devil by Tim ButcherA Walk in the Woods by Bill BrysonAfrica and Back by Dorothy May Mercer
Best Memoirs/Autobiography/Travel
657 books — 713 voters

Night by Elie WieselAngela's Ashes by Frank McCourtRunning with Scissors by Augusten BurroughsDry by Augusten BurroughsMe Talk Pretty One Day by David Sedaris
Memoirs by Men
792 books — 509 voters
A Valentine's Surprise by Melanie  JamesCulloo by Murielle CyrIt Lives in The Basement by Sahara FoleyCutting Right to the Chase by Stefania MattanaKarmic Krackers by Dab10
Short & Sweet Treats Under 250 Pages
531 books — 414 voters

A Short History of Nearly Everything by Bill BrysonFreakonomics by Steven D. LevittThe Ecological Rift by John Bellamy FosterQuiet by Susan CainThe Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot
Best 21st Century Non-Fiction
482 books — 381 voters
Martin Heidegger by Rüdiger SafranskiConfessions by Jean-Jacques RousseauFree Fall by Amber Lea EastonConfessions by Augustine of HippoTotal Recall by Arnold Schwarzenegger
Must Read Memoirs
412 books — 363 voters

All Creatures Great and Small by James HerriotNickel and Dimed by Barbara EhrenreichKitchen Confidential by Anthony BourdainAll Things Bright and Beautiful by James HerriotWorking by Studs Terkel
A Day in the Life: Work Memoirs
529 books — 312 voters
Maus I by Art SpiegelmanPersepolis by Marjane SatrapiFun Home by Alison BechdelStitches by David SmallThe Complete Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi
best memoir graphic novels
209 books — 301 voters

The Kite Runner by Khaled HosseiniForeigner in My Own Backyard by Travis CaseyFrench Illusions by Linda Kovic-SkowLiving In Italy by Stef SmuldersThe Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank
Life in a Foreign Country
495 books — 275 voters
Bossypants by Tina FeyStories I Only Tell My Friends by Rob LoweYes Please by Amy PoehlerIs Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? by Mindy KalingConfessions of a Prairie Bitch by Alison Arngrim
Best Show Business Memoirs/Biographies
225 books — 275 voters

The Ecological Rift by John Bellamy FosterBury My Heart at Wounded Knee by Dee BrownThis Changes Everything by Naomi Klein1984 by George OrwellThe Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank
Human Rights
332 books — 263 voters

Blood River by Tim ButcherThe Trigger by Tim ButcherNight by Elie WieselThe Glass Castle by Jeannette WallsVeronica's Grave by Barbara Donsky
Most Compelling Memoirs
143 books — 162 voters
Dewey by Vicki MyronMarley and Me by John GroganHomer's Odyssey by Gwen CooperOogy by Larry LevinAll Creatures Great and Small by James Herriot
Animal Memoirs
184 books — 158 voters

The Autobiography of Malcolm X by Malcolm XI Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya AngelouNarrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass by Frederick DouglassSoul on Ice by Eldridge CleaverBlack Boy by Richard Wright
African American Memoirs
181 books — 134 voters
Musical Chairs by Jen KnoxHere All Along by Lori OstermanMs. Cheevious in Hollywood - My Zany Years Spent Working in T... by Lisa Jey DavisBeyond My Control by Stuart Ross McCallumHow I Became a Fearless Woman by Pamela Jansen
Independent Memoirs
99 books — 118 voters

Mrs. Kennedy and Me by Clint HillRobert Kennedy by Evan ThomasTrue Compass by Edward M. KennedyJackie, Ethel, Joan by J. Randy TaraborrelliBrothers by David Talbot
Best Books About the Kennedy Family
138 books — 105 voters
River Town by Peter HesslerUp to the Mountains and Down to the Countryside by Quincy  CarrollCountry Driving by Peter HesslerOracle Bones by Peter HesslerChina by Tom  Carter
CHINA Expat Books
143 books — 103 voters

Anna Karenina by Leo TolstoyOne Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich by Aleksandr SolzhenitsynCrime and Punishment by Fyodor DostoyevskyThe Master and Margarita by Mikhail BulgakovWar and Peace by Leo Tolstoy
Russian Social History
169 books — 62 voters
River Town by Peter HesslerMonique and the Mango Rains by Kris HollowayNine Hills to Nambonkaha by Sarah ErdmanDear Exile by Hilary LiftinThe Village of Waiting by George Packer
Best Peace Corps Books
60 books — 58 voters

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