Friday, January 1, 2010

The Memorable Memoir Reading Challenge for 2010

The Betty and Boo Chronicles is hosting The Memorable Memoir Reading Challenge for 2010. More info is posted here.

  • Memoirs, letters, diaries, and autobiographies count as reads for this challenge. (Basically, if you think it is the stuff of memoir, it counts.)
  • Overlaps with other challenges are allowed. Audiobooks and e-books are also allowed.
  • Participants are encouraged to read at least 4 memoirs/diaries/letters/autobiography books in 2010. Of course, more are fine!

My thoughts:

I read a lot of memoir already, so this shouldn't be too difficult - but I am interested to see what others are reading so I can add on to my To-Read list!

My list:
  1. Tell Them I Didn't Cry: A Young Journalist's Story of Joy, Loss, and Survival in Iraq by Jackie Spinner with Jenny Spinner
  2. Never Trust a Thin Cook and Other Lessons from Italy's Culinary Capital by Eric Dregni
  3. The Hunger: A Story of Food, Desire, and Ambition by John DeLucie 
  4. Genetic Rounds: A Doctor's Encounters in the Field that Revolutionized Medicine by Robert Marion MD
  5. Notes Left Behind by Brooke and Keith Desserich 
  6. The Promise: How One Woman Made Good on Her Extraordinary Pact to Send a Classroom of 1st Graders to College by Oral Lee Brown
  7. Believe It, Be It: How Being The Biggest Loser Won Me Back My Life by Ali Vincent 
  8. Algernon, Charlie, and I: A Writer's Journey by Daniel Keyes 
  9. The Color of Water: A Black Man's Tribute to His White Mother by James McBride
  10. Open: An Autobiography by Andre Agassi 
  11. Not by Chance Alone: My Life as a Social Psychologist by Elliot Aronson 
  12. Semper Cool: One Marine's Fond Memories of Vietnam by Barry Fixler 

Challenge Participants' Reviews here

    1 comment:

    1. Thanks so much for joining the challenge! I'm hoping to have some ideas for my Sunday Salon post. :)