Book Bingo: Memoirs

Book Bingo MemoirThis summer The Seattle Public Library, in partnership with Seattle Arts & Lectures, is excited to offer a summer reading program for adults called Summer Book Bingo! In order to help you along on your quest to complete your bingo sheet, we have pulled together some book suggestions based on each category. Follow this series throughout the summer

     ~ posted by Marion

Frequently I dream of sitting in a chair on a beach and reading away.  It’s been working out to be a few stray afternoons in the back yard until a late summer vacation week. I love reading memoirs about people with strong character. Sometimes, it’s the book cover or the book’s length which catches my eye. Here’s a quick list of what’s been tops on my summer reading list and why. And, for more memoir suggestions, check out the Book Bingo: Memoir list.

bossypantsBossypants by Tina Fey. Plenty of library copies are available of this former bestseller. And people keep talking about loving it.

Day of Honey: A Memoir of Food, Love and War by Annia Ciezadlo. The pink flowers on the cover caught my eye. Literature, food and war did indeed bring people of all ages together in war-torn Beirut and Baghdad.

Judy & Liza & Robert & Freddie & David & Sue & Me: A Memoir by Stevie Phillips. These first names sound pretty familiar to me and probably to many of you too. The author was lucky to work with them, plus many more stars.

day of honeyThe Keeper: A Life of Saving Goals and Achieving Them by Tim Howard. All my neighbors are soccer fanatics so this book has given me an informative read about professional soccer. Being a kid with Tourette’s Syndrome and a young soccer star are just some of the character traits which should make most readers admire Howard.

Lady Almina and the Real Downton Abbey: The Lost Legacy of Highclere Castle by Fiona Carnarvon. As one of the many million Downton Abbey followers, here’s a book to help us get by until the sixth and final series comes to the U.S. in January 2016.

so that happenedMy Family and Other Hazards: A Memoir by June Melby. I was the child who literally had a bike flipping accident, who skied into a tree and who didn’t pass swimming class.  Maybe I should have written this book? Here’s a family who starts a miniature golf course in a small Wisconsin town. At least I can read about sports and have a chuckle.

So That Happened by Jon Cryer. Born into a show business family, Cryer describes his climb as an actor and producer in movies and television.

What have you chosen to mark off this square? Did you discover a new favorite? Comment here, or tweet w/ #BookBingoNW.

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2 Responses to Book Bingo: Memoirs

  1. alanasiegel says:

    I read Tina Fey’s book this summer! Along with all the other great women comedians that are hot right now – Mindy Kaling, Amy Poehler! I loved all Chelsea Handler’s books a couple years back.

  2. Carmen Bendixen says:

    I love that you have Day of Honey on your list! I loved that book. So well-written and personal and funny at times, with themes of family, war, and food. It has recipes at the end too!

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