Can't resist a good challenge.

Friday, February 26, 2010

Memorable Memoir Reading Challenge

***Challenge ended. See my wrap-up post here.***

Dates: 1 January to 31 December, 2010
Hosted by: Melissa of The Betty and Boo Chronicles

Guidelines:
  • Read at least four books during 2010; but more than four is OK.
  • Choices can come from memoirs, autobiographies, diaries, letters ("Basically, if you think it is the stuff of memoir, it counts.").
  • Crossovers with other challenges are allowed.
  • Audio-books and e-books are allowed.
  • No lists are required, but you can make one if you want.

See my original post about the challenge here.
See my wrap-up post here.
See the announcement/sign-up page here.
See the review page here.


MY READING LIST (books read):
  1. Just Kids. Patti Smith (reading now)


LIST OF POSSIBLE CHOICES:
American Girl: Scenes from a Small-Town Childhood. Mary Cantwell
And I Worked at the Writer's Trade.
Malcolm Cowley
A Pound of Paper: Confessions of a Book Addict.
John Baxter
Books: A Memoir
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Larry McMurtry
Bookshop at 10 Curzon St: Letters between Nancy Mitford and Heywood Hill, 1952-73.
John S. Smith, ed.
D.V.
Diana Vreeland
Here At The New Yorker.
Brendan Gill
Hons and Rebels.
Jessica Mitford
Intellectual Memoirs: New York, 1936-1938.
Mary McCarthy
Just Kids
. Patti Smith
Kafka Was All the Rage: A Greenwich Village Memoir. Anatole Broyard
Literary Life: A Second Memoir. Larry McMurtry
Losing Mum and Pup. Christopher Buckley
Manhattan, '45. James/Jan Morris
Manhattan, When I Was Young. Mary Cantwell
Memoirs of Montparnasse. John Glassco
My Dark Places. James Ellroy
My Word is My Bond. Roger Moore
New York Days. Willie Morris
Old Books, Rare Friends: Two Literary Sleuths and Their Passion. Madeline B. Stern and Leona Rostenberg
Out of Africa. Isak Dinesen
The Pattern in the Carpet: A Personal History with Jigsaws. Margaret Drabble
Prodigal Sons: The New York Intellectuals and Their World. Alexander Bloom
Reading Lolita in Tehran. Azar Nafisi
Shakespeare and Company. Sylvia Beach
Sixpence House. Paul Collins
So Many Books, So Little Time: A Year of Passionate Reading. Sara Nelson
The Year of Magical Thinking. Joan Didion
The Years With Ross. James Thurber
The Yellow-Lighted Bookshop: A Memoir, A History. Lewis Buzbee

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