here’s what i read this year (in approximately the order in which i read them) … color coded by my book chicks categories; memoir and autobiography are a messy line…and then another messy line between nonfiction and memoir. and that really messy line between fiction and memoir: those memoirists get around.

The Hour I First Believed Wally Lamb
The Translator Leila Aboubela
Leaving Church: A Memoir of Faith Barbara Brown Taylor
The Help Kathyrn Stockett
Songs for the Butcher’s Daughter Peter Manseau
Mennonite in a Little Black Dress Rhoda Janzen
Population: 485  Michael Perry
Hotel at the Corner of Bitter and Sweet Jamie Ford
The Welsh Girl  Peter Ho Davies
City of Thieves: A Novel  David Benioff
Still Alice  Lisa Genova
Cutting for Stone  Abraham Verghese
Little Bee: A Novel  Chris Cleeve
The Coroner’s Lunch  Colin Cotterhill
Backseat Saints  Joshilyn Jackson
Rabbit, Run  John Updike
My Grandfather’s Blessings  Rachel Naomi Remen
Open: an Autobiography  Andre Agassi
Imperfect Birds Anne Lamott
The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie Alan Bradley
The Female Brain Louann Brizendine, M.D.
The Last Lion: Winston Spencer Churchill William Manchester 
Durable Goods Elizabeth Berg
The Line Olga Grushin
Lipshitz 6 or Two Angry Blondes T Cooper
Woman, Food, and God Geenen Roth
While I’m Falling Laura Moriarty 
Deadly Emotions Don Colbert M.D.
Blink Malcolm Gladwell 
Bridge of Sighs Richard Russo
Half Broke Horses Jeannette Walls
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo Stieg Larrson
Enrique’s Journey Sonia Nazario
The Brain that Changes Itself Norman Doidge
The Girl who Played with Fire Stieg Larrson
A Spot of Bother Mark Haddon
Left to Tell  Immaculee Ilibagazia
Committed  Elizabeth Gilbert
The Hunger Games Suzanne Collins
Everything Must Change Brian McLaren

young adult     biography/autobiography     memoir    classic     fun female fiction     nonfiction