Recommend Me… Memoirs about Books

Posted October 5, 2012 by Michael @ Knowledge Lost in Recommend Me... / 0 Comments

I’m really loving book blogging and the people that comment on my blog so I thought it was about time that I start engaging with them a little more. So I decided to start a (semi) regular section where I can ask my readers what books I should read based on a topic I’m interested in exploring.

For this one I want people to recommend me a book memoir style book. As my blog is very autobiographical of my reading life, I was interested in reading some books based on their book journeys but I’m not sure what would be good. I do have ulterior motives for wanting to read this style of book and that is, I would like to know how someone would write a book like that. I love documenting my journey into books and I’ve had so much fun sharing it with you but I never understood how it could be done as a memoir but I’m very interested to see how.

So please, if you know of any good book memoir style books please let me know, I would love to read one soon.

0 responses to “Recommend Me… Memoirs about Books

  1. sally906
    I have read every non-fiction book this man has written. RUNNING WITH SCISSORS was my first and I was blown away with the story of his early life. I met him at the Melbourne writers festival,the one time I went down, and his sense of humor and story telling ability was amazing. I can’t believe he can go through what he did and remain a functioning human being. Running with scissors by Augusten Burroughs is a memoir that you MUST read! There is a movie based loosely on the book with Gwynyth Paltrow in it – give it a miss. Does not cover the hand on heart horror of the events in the book or the laugh out loud laughter. If you enjoy this then there is a sequel called DRY, an then A WOLF AT THE TABLE.

  2. Shelleyrae

    I have just finished The Little Bookstore of Big Stone Gap: A Memoir of Friendship, Community, and the Uncommon Pleasure of a Good Book


    Wendy Welch which is not quite a memoir about reading but is charming nevertheless.
    Some particuarly about reading you might try are Pat Conroy’s My Reading Life, Ruined By Reading by Lynne Sharon Schwartz, How Reading Changed my Life by Anna Quindlin, A Pound of Paper by John Baxter (who is Australian) and So Many Books, So Little Time by Sara Nelson which I must confess is the only one I have read.
    Hope that helps 🙂

  3. Hi Michael. I was at the ABC shop today and I saw a book that might be along the lines of what you are talking about – Reading by Moonlight: How books saved a life by Brenda Walker. I haven’t read it and I noticed some poor reviews even though she is a respected writer but it still might be worth looking at. Just a thought…

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