Monday, December 23, 2019

Memoir Challenge 2020

As part of several of the prompt based challenges there are Memoir based prompts.  I found a challenge that takes this one step further and expands the types of Memoirs you read. 

Jamie is hosting a Memoirs challenge on Jamie's Whatever I think blog.  There are lots of good links for all kinds of other challenges there as well.  There are several links for memoir lists to find your next good read.

This challenge runs from Jan 1- Dec 31, 2020.  The goal is to read 5 memoirs from different prompt categories.  A book can only count for 1 category

  1.  √  Mental Illness Memoir  Furiously Happy by Jenny Lawson 3/31/20

  2. _ Other Illness Memoir  Possibly  Small Steps the Year I got Polio by Peg Kehret
  3. _ Political Memoir
  4.  √  Food Memoir  Garlic and Sapphires by Ruth Reichl  NYT Food Critic comp 1/14/20

  5. _ Animal Memoir  Merle's Door: Lessons from a Freethinking Dog by Ted Kerasote
  6. _ Music Memoir  A Pirate Looks at Fifty by Jimmy Buffett
  7. _ Travel Memoir  Possibly  Bill Bryson, Paul Theroux
  8. √ Written by a person of color I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou 10/5/20
  9. _ Written by a woman  Possibly   Bossypants by Tina Fey ;  Shrill by Lindy West
  10. √ Written by a person who identifies as LGBTQIA This is going to Hurt: The Secret Diaries of a Medical Resident by Adam Kay 4/20/20
  11. √ Written by an actor or a comedian  My Mother was Nuts by Penny Marshall 8/2/20
  12. _ Written by an author or journalist  Possibly  Bill Bryson
  13. _ Written by any other celebrity  Token Chick by Cheryl Ladd
  14. √ Written by someone under 40  The Twenty-Ninth Day by Alex Messenger 6/28/20
  15. _ Written by someone over 40  Possibly   With a Single Step by Joe Oakes
  16. √ Written by someone from a country different from your own The Nazi Officer's Wife  by Edith Hahn Beer 12/29/20
  17. _ One you find thought-provoking  
  18. _ Made into a movie
  19. √ Graphic Novel memoir Can't We Talk About Something More Pleasant by Roz Chast 7/5/20
  20. _ Bestselling memoir
  21. √ Humorous memoir  Yes, Please by Amy Poehler  5/11/20
  22. _ Fictional memoir  The Twenty something Divorcee: A fictional memoir by Tatyana Smith
  23. _ Published in 2020
  24. _ Published in 2019 or earlier  
  25. √  Under 300 pages  Lab Girl by Hope Jahren  3/5/20
  26.  Over 300 pages Next Level Basic by Stassi Schroeder 8/27/20 
  27.  One you want to re-read  84, Charing Cross Road  by Helene Hanff 12/13/20
  28. _ Subject of your choice
  29. _ Author of your choice

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