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February 3: Top Ten Books I Can’t Believe I Haven’t Read From Memoir.
Memoir is a genre I should read more of, so I chose it instead of my staples of science fiction, fantasy, and mystery.
1.) That Bear Ate my Pants; Tony James Slater. One seriously under-prepared man volunteering at an Ecuadorian animal refuge.
2.) The Color of Water; James McBride. The story of one woman’s two marriages, which crossed religious and racial boundaries.
3.) The Diving Bell and the Butterfly: A Memoir of Life in Death; Jean-Dominique Bauby, Jeremy Leggatt (translator.) This book was written by blinking one eye, the only control the author had after a stroke.
4.) Don’t Let’s Go to the Dogs Tonight; Alexandra Fuller. A girl growing up in Africa, and the trials and joys of that childhood.
5.) I Grew my Boobs in Chinatown; Savannah Grace. First part of a four-year family backpacking trip.
6.) I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings; Maya Angelou. There’s a possibility I read this sometime in school, but if I don’t really remember it, it doesn’t count.
7.) Infidel; Ayaan Hirsi Ali. Growing up in Somalia, Saudi Arabia, and Kenya.
8.) A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of A Boy Soldier; Ishmael Beah. The true story of a child soldier, this one will be really sad, I’m sure.
9.) Into Thin Air: A Personal Account of the Mount Everest Disaster; Jon Krakauer. I will never be this crazy/athletic, but it’s interesting to read about.
10.) Running with Scissors; Augusten Burroughs. I read Look Me in the Eye, and it made me curious about this book, too.