As we enter into a new year, reflecting on the one that just ended can help propel us forward. For many of us, this past year will probably be a difficult one to contemplate. But with introspection, truthfulness, and hindsight, personal experiences can be told in the literary genre of a memoir. Memoirs offer a first-person point-of-view of past experiences.
These ten books may help you examine your own life through someone else’s perspective. My hope is that you allow yourself the time you deserve and need to acknowledge all you have been through this past year, and reflect on how you would like to emerge on the other side of 2020.
- “The Yellow House” by Sarah M. Broom
- “I Have Something to Tell You: A Memoir” by Chasten Buttigieg
- “My Wife Said You May Want to Marry Me: A Memoir” by Jason Rosenthal
- “Inheritance: A Memoir of Genealogy, Paternity, and Love” by Dani Shapiro
- “Let Love Have the Last Word: A Memoir” by Common
- “Every Man A Hero: A Memoir of D-Day, the First Wave at Omaha Beach, and a World at War” by Ray Lambert
- “Carry: A Memoir of Survival on Stolen Land” by Toni Jensen
- “Eat A Peach: A Memoir” by David Chang
- “Memoir of a Race Traitor: Fighting Racism in the American South” by Mab Segrest
- “I Was Their American Dream: A Graphic Memoir” by Malaka Gharib
-Contributed by Allison