Book Lust, I mean List

My lovely sister-in-law passed along to me four books she thought I’d enjoy. She and I share a love of memiors so I was not surprised to find that all the books she lent me were memiors. As I placed them on the, (already pretty full) ”books I want to read” bookshelf I started thinking about other memiors I’ve read and loved. Here, in no particular order, are ten of my favorites:

Truth and Beauty: A Friendship, Ann Patchett

Autobiography of a Face, Lucy Grealy

Drinking: A Love Story, Carolyn Knapp

When all the World was Young, Barbara Holland

The Color of Water, James McBride

Under the Tuscan Sun, Frances Mayes (it’s nothing like the movie)

Don’t Lets Go to the Dogs Tonight, Alexandra Fuller

The Glass Castle, Jeannette Walls

Bird by Bird - Some Instructions on Writing and Life, Anne Lamott

All Over but the Shoutin’, Rick Bragg