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message 1: by Stephanie (new)

Stephanie (stephanie-somanybooks) | 629 comments Mod
Read up to five autobiographies, biographies or memoirs.

message 2: by Connie (last edited Apr 23, 2018 12:11PM) (new)

Connie Cote | 440 comments Connie's Bios and Memoirs:

1)Precious Cargo: My Year of Driving the Kids on School Bus 3077 by Craig Davidson 10/01/18 (a wonderful book. I discovered it because it is on the Canada Reads 2018 list.) now on shortlist
2)Forgiveness by Mark Sakamoto 13/01/18 (another wonderful book from the Canada Reads long List) now on shortlist
3)Tomboy Survival Guide by Ivan E. Coyote 02/02/18 (also on the Canada Reads longlist)
4)Out Standing in the Field by Sandra Perron 12/02/18 (another Canada Reads book)
5)Have a Little Faith: a True Story by Mitch Albom 23/04/18 audio version read by the author - excellent!

message 3: by Rhonda (last edited Aug 30, 2018 06:45AM) (new)

Rhonda | 279 comments Rhonda's Bios and Memoirs:


1. Flat Broke with Two Goats: A Memoir of Appalachia by Jennifer McGaha ⭐️⭐️⭐️
2. The Liars' Club by Mary Karr ⭐️⭐️⭐️
3. The Best We Could Do by Thi Bui ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
4. Spinning by Tillie Walden ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
5. Relish: My Life in the Kitchen by Lucy Knisley ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

message 7: by Emily (new)

Emily Hanson | 41 comments Emily’s Bios and Memoirs:


message 10: by Ruth (new)

Ruth (roothemiller) | 31 comments Ruth's Bios and Memoirs


message 11: by Patty (last edited Dec 26, 2018 11:49PM) (new)

Patty | 39 comments Patty’s Bios & Memoirs:
1. Day - 1/1/18
2. I Am Nujood, Age 10 and Divorced - 3/11/18
3. Things I've Been Silent About: Memories - 12/26/18

message 17: by Ann-Marie (last edited Aug 20, 2018 08:06AM) (new)

Ann-Marie (amsjob) | 101 comments Ann-Marie´s Bio & Memoirs
1-C. S. Lewis: A Life: Eccentric Genius, Reluctant Prophet by Alister E McGrath (read feb)
2-Det perfekta skottet av Olavi Blomfjord (read feb)
3- Apologia Pro Vita Sua by John Henry Newman (read march)
4-Padre Pio Under Investigation: The Secret Vatican Files by Fransesco Casyelli (read march)
5-Sowing: An Autobiography of the Years 1880 to 1904 by Leonard Woolf

message 18: by Michelle (last edited Oct 30, 2018 05:41PM) (new)

message 19: by Kathryn in FL (last edited May 24, 2018 12:07PM) (new)

Kathryn in FL (kathryninapopka) 1. I Work at a Public Library: A Collection of Crazy Stories from the Stacks -Gina Sheridan 5/20/18
2. Backcountry Lawman: True Stories from a Florida Game Warden by Bob H. Lee completed 3/16/18
3. Name All the Animals: A Memoir -Alison Smith Completed 3/3/18
4. Lab Girl - Hope Jahren completed 3/16/18
5. My life in orange : growing up with the guru - Tim Guest 3/18
6. The last days of Dietrich Bonhoeffer - Donald Goddard
7. Shrill : notes from a loud woman - Lindy West -abandoned
8. When Breathe Becomes Air - Paul Kalanithi, 5/5/18
9. The Bright Hour: A Memoir of Living and Dying -Nina Riggs 5/6/18
10. You're Never Weird on the Internet (Almost) - Felicia Day
11. The Electric Woman: A Memoir in Death-Defying Acts -Tessa Fontaine 5-10-18
12. The Prodigal Comes Home: My Story of Failure and God's Story of Redemption - Michael English 4/17/18
13. Educated: a memoir - Tara Westover 5/22/18

message 20: by Kit (new)

Kit (heytherekit) Bios and memoirs:
1) Girl Hearts Girl

message 21: by Fatima (last edited May 12, 2018 06:04PM) (new)

Fatima | 65 comments Fatima's Bios & Memoirs:
1. Caligula: A Biography by Aloys Winterling
2. The Great Fire of Rome: The Fall of the Emperor Nero and His City by Stephen Dando-Collins
this books covers Nero, how he came to power and what happened after with a slight focus on the fire so I'm cataloging it here. Let me know if you disagree.
3. Eichmann in Jerusalem: A Report on the Banality of Evil by Hannah Arendt

message 22: by Jennifer (last edited Apr 30, 2018 08:56AM) (new)

message 23: by Emilie (last edited May 01, 2018 04:35AM) (new)

Emilie | 59 comments Emilies bios and memoirs
1. My Family and Other Animals by Gerald Durrell
2. Birds, Beasts and Other Animals by Gerald Durrell
3. The Garden of the Gods by Gerald Durrell
4. The Stranger in the Woods: The Extraordinary Story of the Last True Hermit by Michael Finkel

message 24: by Kate (last edited Sep 11, 2018 01:01PM) (new)

message 29: by Anthony (new)

Anthony | 39 comments 1. When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi
2. The Princess Diarist by Carrie Fisher
3. Wishful Drinking by Carrie Fisher

message 31: by Mary (last edited Oct 29, 2018 05:57PM) (new)

Mary (mclareg) | 1 comments 1) I'm On an Airplane by Parker Posey
2) Just Kids by Patti Smith
3) Role Models by John Waters
4) Hunger Makes Me a Modern Girl by Carrie Brownstein
5) Widow Basquiat, A Love Story by Jennifer Clement

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