Saturday, July 10, 2010

My Top Tens: Biographies and Memoirs

Suey at It's All About Books posted her top 10 favorite biographies and/or memoirs today. I am going to follow her lead:

I didn't think I was a big biography/memoir reader, I was surprised at what I came up with!

I no particular order:
  1. Under the Tuscan Sun by Frances Mayes
  2. The Hiding Place by Corrie ten Boom
  3. The Glass Castle by Jeanette Walls
  4. I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou
  5. Eat Pray Love by Elizabeth Gilbert
  6. Bitter is the New Black by Jen Lancaster
  7. The Middle Place by Kelly Corrigan
  8. Bad Mother by Ayelet Waldman
  9. Gastronomical Me by MFK Fisher
  10. Out of Africa and Shadows on the Grass by Isak Dinesen
  11. My Life in France by Julia Child (thanks to Jayna for the reminder, I ADORED this book!!!)
Another one I would have added, but it's not really a memoir or biography is The Johnstown Flood by David McCollough.  A fascinating book -- I highly recommend it. 

Do you have a top 10 list?  Are you a big memoir/biography reader?