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Tuesday, 17 September 2019

Must-Read Biographies and Memoirs

Must-Read Biographies and Memoirs #BookishBlogHops

Must-Read Biographies and Memoirs


Continuing with this month's blog hop with the Bookish Blog Hops gang, today we're discussing our must read biographies.

Biographies, autobiographies, memoirs, and diaries provide valuable lessons about life. People who write their autobiographies usually have an interesting story to tell about the trials and tribulations of their own lives.


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For me this has to be Angela’s Ashes by Frank McCourt. This memoir is up there on my list of all time favourite books. I also enjoyed it’s sequel ‘Tis. Angela’s Ashes is one of those that stays with you even years after reading it. It’s thought provoking, raw, and definitely a must read.

Another that I just have to mention is The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank. One of the most powerful books I've ever read.

Another interesting read is Unsinkable: A Young Woman's Courageous Battle on the High Seas by Abby Sunderland. It's amazing to think that the adventures in this book are actually a true story. Abby is inspiring both for her bravery and her abilities. It just goes to show what can be achieved when you have the courage to follow your dreams.

I learn't a lot about life at sea and sailing from this book but also about making a stand for what I believe in and having the courage to follow it through.

A great book for all ages, especially teenagers. Inspiring and motivating.


This is what the other's picked:




I have just finished Educated by Tara Westover. I had heard so much about this book - it is on all the must read lists. Believe the hype! It is a fantastic read about a girl brought up in a fundamentalist Mormon household. It is confronting and intense at times, but it is such a great tale of someone who had an inquiring mind and educated herself out of circumstances she didn’t like.



Dapper Dan: Made in Harlem by Daniel R. Day. How the man fought his way through Harlem, selling drugs and crime and rose above, becoming one of the most sought-after urban fashion designers. 




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What are your favourite biographies and/or memoirs?

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  1. Biographies and memoirs are something I stay away from. Unfortunately, I don't have that much of an interest in anyone's lives to want to read all about them. I'm not a star struck person.

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    1. I'm not into celebrity biographies much either, but I do like memoirs that are presented as a story e.g. Angela's Ashes. The sort you can read and, if you didn't know it was a true story, could read it as if it was a book of fiction.

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  2. Wow, these books look amazing! I read Angela's Ashes when I was a teenager and loved it then. Might be time for a re-read :)

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    1. I considered Angela's Ashes one of my all time favourite books for years :)

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  3. Great post I don't read any biographies or memoirs unless it is a graphic novel memoir then I will read it. Thank you so much for sharing your awesome post.

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    1. I'm very selective about the memoirs I read and don't tend to read them very often, but I've discovered some great ones over the years.

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