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Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Top Ten Tuesday

Hosted by The Broke and The Bookish, this is a weekly question for book bloggers. This week is 
October 16: Top Ten Favorite Authors In X Genre. 

(NOTE: Admittedly, I kind of read the question differently and instead of doing a list of authors who have done a series, I did this...forgive me.) The genre that I chose is autobiographies/memoirs. So here we go...in no particular order:

1.) Bill Bryson's A Walk In The Woods
2.) The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman
3.) Elie Wiesel's Night
4.) Cheryl Strayed's Wild
5.) Jon Krakauer's Into Thin Air
6.) Richard Wright's Black Boy
7.) Abigail Vona's Bad Girl
8.) Augusten Burrough's Running With Scissors
9.) Anne Frank's Diary of a Young Girl
10.) Cupcake Brown's A Piece of Cake

There are so many more...Lucky by Alice Sebold, Autobiography of Malcolm X, Laura Ingalls Wilder's Little House on the Prairie, Me by Katherine Hepburn, A Child Called "It" by Dave Pelzer. 

When in doubt on what to get me for gifts, always go with memoirs and autobiographies...

3 comments:

Bittner said...

I don't read enough from this genre but this year I have read two. One was Unbroken which was amazing! And then just recently I read Piece of Cake for a book club. I loved it! Good picks Katie!

Kate Midnight Book Girl said...

I don't read a lot of memoirs either- although I did borrow one from Bittner- Anthony Rapp (best known for Rent). I tend to avoid them unless it's someone I really care about.

Kimberly @ On the Wings of Books said...

I am not a fan of memoirs or autobiographies at all. Sorry :( I struggle with a lot of non-fiction books. I haven't read anything on this list, not even Anne Frank. Maybe someday...