The Best Biography and Memoir Books of 2020 (A Year-End List Aggregation)

“What are the best Biography and Memoir books released in 2020?” We looked at 160 of the top Biography and Memoir books, aggregating and ranking them so we could answer that very question!

The top 37 books, all appearing on 2 or more “Best Biography and Memoir” book lists, are ranked below by how many times they appear. The remaining 100+ titles, as well as the sources we used, are in alphabetical order on the bottom of the page.

Our other Best Of 2020 Articles:

Previous Years: 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015

All titles have been added to a Bookshop list as well!

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Top 37 Best Biography and Memoir Books From 2020



37.) Conditional Citizens: On Belonging In America written byLaila Lalami

Lists It Appears On:

  • Bookpage
  • NPR

What does it mean to be American? In this starkly illuminating and impassioned book, Pulitzer Prize­­-finalist Laila Lalami recounts her unlikely journey from Moroccan immigrant to U.S. citizen, using it as a starting point for her exploration of the rights, liberties, and protections that are tradi



36.) Counterpoint: A Memoir Of Bach And Mourning written byPhilip Kennicott

Lists It Appears On:

  • Bookpage
  • NPR

As his mother was dying, Philip Kennicott began to listen to the music of Bach obsessively. It was the only music that didn’t seem trivial or irrelevant, and it enabled him to both experience her death and remove himself from it. For him, Bach’s music held the elements of both joy and despair, life



35.) Dirt: Adventures in Lyon as a Chef in Training, Father, and Sleuth Looking for the Secret of French Cooking written byBill Buford

Lists It Appears On:

  • Amazon
  • NPR

A hilariously self-deprecating, highly obsessive account of the author’s adventures, in the world of French haute cuisine, for anyone whose ever found joy in cooking and eating food with their family–from the author of the best-selling, widely acclaimed Heat. A New York Times Book Review Editors’ C



34.) Everything Beautiful in Its Time: Seasons of Love and Loss written byJenna Bush Hager

Lists It Appears On:

  • Goodreads
  • Popsugar

Jenna Bush Hager, the former first daughter and granddaughter, #1 New York Times bestselling author, and coanchor of the Today show, shares moving, funny stories about her beloved grandparents and the wisdom they passed on that has shaped her life.To the world, George and Barbara Bush were America’s



33.) Greenlights written byMatthew McConaughey

Lists It Appears On:

  • Popsugar
  • Worldly Gentleman

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER – From the Academy Award(R)-winning actor, an unconventional memoir filled with raucous stories, outlaw wisdom, and lessons learned the hard way about living with greater satisfaction “Unflinchingly honest and remarkably candid, Matthew McConaughey’s book invites us to g



32.) Hidden Valley Road: Inside the Mind of an American Family written byRobert Kolker

Lists It Appears On:

  • Amazon
  • NPR

OPRAH’S BOOK CLUB PICK #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER The heartrending story of a midcentury American family with twelve children, six of them diagnosed with schizophrenia, that became science’s great hope in the quest to understand the disease. Don and Mimi Galvin seemed to be living the American dre



31.) Hollywood Park: A Memoir written byMikel Jollett

Lists It Appears On:

  • Goodreads
  • Amazon

**THE INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER** “A Gen-X This Boy’s Life…Music and his fierce brilliance boost Jollett; a visceral urge to leave his background behind propels him to excel… In the end, Jollett shakes off the past to become the captain of his own soul. Hollywood Park is a triumph. –O,



30.) Inferno written byCatherine Cho

Lists It Appears On:

  • Bookpage
  • The Guardian

Inferno is a disturbing and masterfully told memoir, but it’s also an important one that pushes back against powerful taboos. . . –The New York Times Book Review Explosive –Good Morning America Sublime –Bookpage (starred review) When Catherine Cho and her husband set off from London to introduce



29.) Motherwell written byDeborah Orr

Lists It Appears On:

  • Waterstones
  • The Guardian

The final work from the award winning and inspirational journalist, Motherwell interrogates the psychological inheritance that we receive from our parents and how close family ties can prevent us from achieving cherished goals.



28.) My Autobiography of Carson McCullers: A Memoir written byJenn Shapland

Lists It Appears On:

  • NYPL
  • NPR

How do you tell the real story of someone misremembered–an icon and idol–alongside your own? Jenn Shapland’s celebrated debut is both question and answer: an immersive, surprising exploration of one of America’s most beloved writers, alongside a genre-defying examination of identity, queerness, me



27.) Once I Was You: A Memoir Of Love And Hate In A Torn America written byMaria Hinojosa

Lists It Appears On:

  • Bookpage
  • NPR

“Anyone striving to understand and improve this country should read her story.” –Gloria Steinem, author of My Life on the Road The Emmy Award-winning journalist and anchor of NPR’s Latino USA tells the story of immigration in America through her family’s experiences and decades of reporting, painti



26.) Open Book written byJessica Simpson

Lists It Appears On:

  • Goodreads
  • Popsugar

The #1 New York Times BestsellerJessica reveals for the first time her inner monologue and most intimate struggles. Guided by the journals she’s kept since age fifteen, and brimming with her unique humor and down-to-earth humanity, Open Book is as inspiring as it is entertaining.This was supposed to



25.) Recollections of My Nonexistence written byRebecca Solnit

Lists It Appears On:

  • Waterstones
  • Booklist 2

An electric portrait of the artist as a young woman that asks how a writer finds her voice in a society that prefers women to be silent In Recollections of My Nonexistence, Rebecca Solnit describes her formation as a writer and as a feminist in 1980s San Francisco, in an atmosphere of gender violenc



24.) Red Comet: The Short Life and Blazing Art of Sylvia Plath written byHeather Clark

Lists It Appears On:

  • Waterstones
  • Barnes & Noble

“Finally, the biography that Sylvia Plath deserves . . . A spectacular achievement.” –Ruth Franklin, author of Shirley Jackson: A Rather Haunted Life The highly anticipated new biography of Sylvia Plath that focuses on her remarkable literary and intellectual achievements, while restoring the woman



23.) The Loneliness of the Long-Distance Cartoonist written byAdrian Tomine

Lists It Appears On:

  • NY Times
  • NYPL

A comedic memoir about fandom, fame, and other embarrassments from the life of a New York Times bestseller What happens when a childhood hobby grows into a lifelong career? The Loneliness of the Long-Distance Cartoonist, Adrian Tomine’s funniest and most revealing foray into autobiography, offers an



22.) The Meaning of Mariah Carey written byMariah Carey

Lists It Appears On:

  • Goodreads
  • NPR

The Instant #1 New York Times Bestseller The global icon, award-winning singer, songwriter, producer, actress, mother, daughter, sister, storyteller, and artist finally tells the unfiltered story of her life in The Meaning of Mariah Carey It took me a lifetime to have the courage and the clarity to



21.) The Wild Silence written byRaynor Winn

Lists It Appears On:

  • Waterstones
  • The Guardian

The incredible follow-up to the international bestseller The Salt Path, a story of finding your way back home. Nature holds the answers for Raynor and her husband Moth. After walking 630 homeless miles along The Salt Path, living on the windswept and wild English coastline; the cliffs, the sky and t



20.) The Yellow House written bySarah M. Broom

Lists It Appears On:

  • Waterstones
  • The Guardian

A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER Winner of the 2019 National Book Award in Nonfiction A brilliant, haunting and unforgettable memoir from a stunning new talent about the inexorable pull of home and family, set in a shotgun house in New Orleans East. In 1961, Sarah M. Broom’s mother Ivory Mae bought a sho



19.) Wandering in Strange Lands: A Daughter of the Great Migration Reclaims Her Roots written byMorgan Jerkins

Lists It Appears On:

  • Booklist 2
  • Amazon

Named one of the most anticipated books of the year by ELLE, Buzzfeed, Esquire, Bitch Media, Good Housekeeping, Electric Literature, Parade and BookRiot “One of the smartest young writers of her generation.”–Book RiotFrom the acclaimed cultural critic and New York Times bestselling author of This W



18.) World Of Wonders: In Praise Of Fireflies, Whale Sharks, And Other Astonishments written byAimee Nezhukumatathil

Lists It Appears On:

  • Bookpage
  • NPR

A Kirkus Prize Finalist for Nonfiction An Indie Next Pick, September 2019 A Publishers Weekly “Big Indie Book of Fall 2020” A BuzzFeed Best Book of Fall 2020 A Literary Hub “Most Anticipated Book of 2020 An Esquire Best Book of Fall 2020 A Ralph Lauren Summer Reading Recommendation A Garden & Gun Su



17.) Wow, No Thank You. written bySamantha Irby

Lists It Appears On:

  • Bookpage
  • NPR

*AN INSTANT #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER* “Stay-up-all-night, miss-your-subway-stop, spit-out-your-beverage funny…. irresistible as a snack tray, as intimately pleasurable as an Irish goodbye.” –Jia Tolentino From Samantha Irby, beloved author of We Are Never Meeting in Real Life, a rip-roaring,



16.) Yellow Bird: Oil, Murder, And A Woman’s Search For Justice In Indian Country written bySierra Crane Murdoch

Lists It Appears On:

  • Amazon
  • NPR

The gripping true story of a murder on an Indian reservation, and the unforgettable Arikara woman who becomes obsessed with solving it–an urgent work of literary journalism. “I don’t know a more complicated, original protagonist in literature than Lissa Yellow Bird, or a more dogged reporter in Ame



15.) A Knock at Midnight: A Story of Hope, Justice, and Freedom written byBrittany K. Barnett

Lists It Appears On:

  • Worldly Gentleman
  • Booklist 2
  • Amazon

An urgent call to free those buried alive by America’s legal system, and an inspiring true story about unwavering belief in humanity–from a gifted young lawyer and important new voice in the movement to transform the system. “An essential book for our time . . . Brittany K. Barnett is a star.”–Van



14.) All Boys Aren’t Blue: A Memoir-Manifesto written byGeorge M. Johnson

Lists It Appears On:

  • Goodreads
  • Popsugar
  • Worldly Gentleman

*An Amazon Best Book of the Year optioned for television by Gabrielle Union!* In a series of personal essays, prominent journalist and LGBTQIA+ activist George M. Johnson explores his childhood, adolescence, and college years in New Jersey and Virginia. From the memories of getting his teeth kicked



13.) Children of the Land written byMarcelo Hernandez Castillo

Lists It Appears On:

  • Booklist 2
  • Bookpage
  • NPR

An Entertainment Weekly, The Millions, and LitHub Most Anticipated Book of 2020 This unforgettable memoir from a prize-winning poet about growing up undocumented in the United States recounts the sorrows and joys of a family torn apart by draconian policies and chronicles one young man’s attempt to



12.) Eat a Peach written byDavid Chang

Lists It Appears On:

  • Barnes & Noble
  • NYPL
  • NPR

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER – From the chef behind Momofuku and star of Netflix’s Ugly Delicious–an intimate account of the making of a chef, the story of the modern restaurant world that he helped shape, and how he discovered that success can be much harder to understand than failure. “David puts wo



11.) Minor Feelings: An Asian American Reckoning written byCathy Park Hong

Lists It Appears On:

  • Bookpage
  • Booklist 2
  • NPR

A ruthlessly honest, emotionally charged, and utterly original exploration of Asian American consciousness and the struggle to be human “Brilliant . . . To read this book is to become more human.”–Claudia Rankine, author of Citizen Poet and essayist Cathy Park Hong fearlessly and provocatively blen



10.) Notes on a Silencing: A Memoir written byLacy Crawford

Lists It Appears On:

  • Bookpage
  • NY Times
  • NPR

A “powerful and scary and important and true” memoir (Sally Mann, Carnegie Medal-winning author of Hold Still) of a young woman’s struggle to regain her sense of self after trauma, and the efforts by a powerful New England boarding school to silence her—at any cost. A New York Times Book Review Ed



9.) Sigh, Gone: A Misfit’s Memoir of Great Books, Punk Rock, and the Fight to Fit In written byPhuc Tran

Lists It Appears On:

  • Bookpage
  • Amazon
  • Booklist 2

For anyone who has ever felt like they don’t belong, Sigh, Gone shares an irreverent, funny, and moving tale of displacement and assimilation woven together with poignant themes from beloved works of classic literature. In 1975, during the fall of Saigon, Phuc Tran immigrates to America along with h



8.) The Answer Is…: Reflections on My Life written byAlex Trebek

Lists It Appears On:

  • Worldly Gentleman
  • Barnes & Noble
  • Goodreads

A RECOMMENDED SUMMER READ BY THE NEW YORK TIMES, USA TODAY, TIME, AND NEWSWEEK Longtime Jeopardy! host and television icon Alex Trebek reflects on his life and career. Since debuting as the host of Jeopardy! in 1984, Alex Trebek has been something like a family member to millions of television viewe



7.) The Beauty in Breaking: A Memoir written byMichele Harper

Lists It Appears On:

  • Goodreads
  • Amazon
  • NY Times

The New York Times Bestseller “Riveting, heartbreaking, sometimes difficult, always inspiring.” –The New York Times Book Review As seen/heard on Fresh Air, The Daily Show with Trevor Noah, NBC Nightly News, MSNBC, Weekend Edition, and more An emergency room physician explores how a life of service



6.) The Dead Are Arising: The Life of Malcolm X written byLes Payne

Lists It Appears On:

  • Barnes & Noble
  • Amazon
  • NPR

Finalist — National Book Award for Nonfiction – Excerpted in The New Yorker – Longlisted — Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Nonfiction – New Books to Watch Out for in October — New York Times – Best Books of Fall 2020 — O, the Oprah Magazine, The Week, St. Louis Post-Dispatch – Best New B



5.) The Undocumented Americans written byKarla Cornejo Villavicencio

Lists It Appears On:

  • Amazon
  • NY Times
  • NPR

FINALIST FOR THE NATIONAL BOOK AWARD – One of the first undocumented immigrants to graduate from Harvard reveals the hidden lives of her fellow undocumented Americans in this deeply personal and groundbreaking portrait of a nation. “Karla’s book sheds light on people’s personal experiences and allow



4.) Uncanny Valley: A Memoir written byAnna Wiener

Lists It Appears On:

  • Bookpage
  • NY Times
  • NPR

A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER A definitive document of a world in transition: I won’t be alone in returning to it for clarity and consolation for many years to come. –Jia Tolentino, author of Trick Mirror: Reflections on Self-Delusion A New York Times Book Review Editors’ Choice and a January 2020 In



3.) A Promised Land written byBarack Obama

Lists It Appears On:

  • Goodreads
  • NY Times
  • NPR
  • Worldly Gentleman

A riveting, deeply personal account of history in the making–from the president who inspired us to believe in the power of democracy In the stirring, highly anticipated first volume of his presidential memoirs, Barack Obama tells the story of his improbable odyssey from young man searching for his



2.) Untamed written byGlennon Doyle

Lists It Appears On:

  • Barnes & Noble
  • Booklist 2
  • Goodreads
  • Popsugar

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER – “Packed with incredible insight about what it means to be a woman today.”–Reese Witherspoon (Reese’s Book Club x Hello Sunshine Book Pick) In her most revealing and powerful memoir yet, the activist, speaker, bestselling author, and “patron saint of female empowerment



1.) Memorial Drive: A Daughter’s Memoir written byNatasha Trethewey

Lists It Appears On:

  • Bookpage
  • Waterstones
  • Barnes & Noble
  • Amazon
  • NY Times
  • NYPL
  • NPR

An Instant New York Times BestsellerA chillingly personal and exquisitely wrought memoir of a daughter reckoning with the brutal murder of her mother at the hands of her former stepfather, and the moving, intimate story of a poet coming into her own in the wake of a tragedy At age nineteen, Natasha



 


The 100+ Additional Best Biography and Memoir Books Released In 2020



# Books Author List
38 A Dutiful Boy: A Memoir of a Gay Muslim’s Journey to Acceptance Mohsin Zaidi
The Guardian
39 A Honeybee Heart Has Five Openings Helen Jukes Bookpage
40 A Most Beautiful Thing: The True Story of America’s First All-Black High School Rowing Team Arshay Cooper Amazon
41 A Silenced Voice: The Life Of Journalist Kim Wall Ingrid Wall and Joachim Wall NPR
42 All The Way To The Tigers: A Memoir Mary Morris NPR
43 Almost American Girl: An Illustrated Memoir Robin Ha NPR
44 American Oligarchs: The Kushners, The Trumps, And The Marriage Of Money And Power Andrea Bernstein NPR
45 Apple: (Skin To The Core) Eric Gansworth NPR
46 Banned Book Club Kim Hyun Sook and Ryan Estrada NPR
47 Barry Sonnenfeld, Call Your Mother: Memoirs Of A Neurotic Filmmaker Barry Sonnenfeld NPR
48 Big Black: Stand at Attica Frank “Big Black” Smith & Jared… NYPL
49 Big Friendship: How We Keep Each Other Close Aminatou Sow and Ann Friedman NPR
50 Born To Be Public Greg Mania NPR
51 Broken Greek — A Language to Belong Adrianne Kalfopoulou
The Guardian
52 Child of Light: A Biography of Robert Stone Madison Smartt Bell Booklist
53 Clothes… and other things that matter Alexandra Shulman
Waterstones
54 Coming Undone Terri White
The Guardian
55 Dancing After Ten Vivian Chong Georgia Webber NPR
56 Dancing Man: A Broadway Choreographer’s Journey Bob Avian with Tom Santopietro NPR
57 Dancing with the Octopus: A Memoir of a Crime Debora Harding Bookpage
58 Demagogue: The Life and Long Shadow of Senator Joe McCarthy Larry Tye Booklist
59 Desert Notebooks: A Road Map for the End of Time Ben Ehrenreich NY Times
60 Diary of an MP’s Wife Sasha Swire
Waterstones
61 Empty Susan Burton Booklist 2
62 Everything Man: The Form And Function Of Paul Robeson Shana L. Redmond NPR
63 Family In Six Tones: A Refugee Mother, An American Daughter Lan Cao and Harlan Margaret Van Cao NPR
64 Fannie Lou Hamer: America’s Freedom Fighting Woman Maegan Parker Brooks Booklist
65 Father Of Lions: One Man’s Remarkable Quest To Save Mosul’s Zoo Louise Callaghan NPR
66 Featherhood: A Memoir of Two Fathers and a Magpie Charlie Gilmour
The Guardian
67 Free Thinker: Sex, Suffrage, and the Extraordinary Life of Helen Hamilton Gardener Kimberly A. Hamlin Booklist
68 Friends and Enemies Barbara Amiel
Waterstones
69 Gabrielle Chanel: Fashion Manifesto Miren Arzalluz NPR
70 Golem Girl: A Memoir Riva Lehrer Amazon
71 Good Morning, Destroyer of Men’s Souls Nina Renata Aron Booklist 2
72 Good Morning, Monster: A Therapist Shares Five Heroic Stories of Emotional Recovery Catherine Gildiner Amazon
73 Group: How One Therapist and a Circle of Strangers Saved My Life Christie Tate Amazon
74 Hanging Tree Guitars Freeman Vines with Zoe van Buren NPR
75 Here For It: Or, How To Save Your Soul In America R. Eric Thomas NPR
76 His Very Best: Jimmy Carter, A Life Jonathan Alter NPR
77 House of Glass Hadley Freeman
Waterstones
78 House of Music Kadiatu Kanneh-Mason
Waterstones
79 Hungry
The Guardian
80 I Am An Island Tamsin Calidas
Waterstones
81 I Am These Truths: A Memoir of Identity, Justice, and Living between Worlds Sunny Hostin
Barnes & Noble
82 I Don’t Want To Die Poor: Essays Michael Arceneaux NPR
83 I Want You to Know We’re Still Here: A Post-Holocaust Memoir Esther Safran Foer NPR
84 Is Rape a Crime? Michelle Bowdler Bookpage
85 Just Ignore Him Alan Davies
Waterstones
86 Just Us: An American Conversation Claudia Rankine Amazon
87 Later: My Life At The Edge Of The World Paul Lisicky NPR
88 Lifting As We Climb: Black Women’s Battle For The Ballot Box Evette Dionne NPR
89 Look Again David Bailey
Waterstones
90 Looking To Get Lost: Adventures In Music And Writing Peter Guralnick NPR
91 Lot Six David Adjmi Bookpage
92 Mad at the World: A Life of John Steinbeck William Souder
Barnes & Noble
93 Magnetized: Conversations With A Serial Killer Carlos Busqued NPR
94 More Than a Woman Caitlin Moran
The Guardian
95 Mozart Jan Swafford
Waterstones
96 Mutations: The Many Strange Faces Of Hardcore Punk Sam McPheeters NPR
97 My Wild and Sleepless Nights Clover Stroud
Waterstones
98 Neon Girls: A Stripper’s Education In Protest And Power Jennifer Worley NPR
99 Nobody Will Tell You This but Me Bess Kalb Bookpage
100 Notes From An Apocalypse: A Personal Journey To The End Of The World And Back Mark O’Connell NPR
101 Odetta: A Life in Music and Protest Ian Zack Booklist
102 One Life Megan Rapinoe and Emma Brockes NPR
103 One Two Three Four: The Beatles in Time Craig Brown
Waterstones
104 Pelosi Molly Ball Booklist
105 Places I’ve Taken My Body Molly McCully Brown Bookpage
106 Race Against Time: A Reporter Reopens The Unsolved Murder Cases Of The Civil Rights Era Jerry Mitchell NPR
107 Rebel Chef: In Search of What Matters Dominique Crenn and Emma Brockes Amazon
108 Russian Roulette Richard Greene
Waterstones
109 Rust Belt Femme Raechel Anne Jolie NPR
110 Rust: A Memoir Of Steel And Grit Eliese Goldbach NPR
111 She Came to Slay: The Life and Times of Harriet Tubman Erica Armstrong Dunbar Booklist
112 Sisters In Hate: American Women On The Front Lines Of White Nationalism Seyward Darby NPR
113 Solutions And Other Problems Allie Brosh NPR
114 Something That May Shock And Discredit You Daniel M. Lavery NPR
115 Spirit Run: A 6,000-Mile Marathon through North America’s Stolen Land Noé Álvarez Booklist 2
116 Square Haunting Francesca Wade
Waterstones
117 Stray Stephanie Danler Bookpage
118 The Age Of Phillis Honorée Fanonne Jeffers NPR
119 The Autobiography Of Alice B. Toklas Illustrated Gertrude Stein NPR
120 The Biggest Bluff: How I Learned to Pay Attention, Master Myself, and Win Maria Konnikova NY Times
121 The Book Of Atlantis Black: The Search For A Sister Gone Missing Betsy Bonner NPR
122 The Book of Eels: Our Enduring Fascination With the Most Mysterious Creature in the Natural World Patrik Svensson NY Times
123 The Bookseller’s Tale Martin Latham
Waterstones
124 The Cancer Journals Audre Lorde
Barnes & Noble
125 The Chiffon Trenches: A Memoir André Leon Talley NPR
126
The Consequences of Love
The Guardian
127 The Dragons, the Giant, the Women: A Memoir Wayétu Moore NY Times
128 The Equivalents: A Story of Art, Female Friendship, and Liberation in the 1960s Maggie Doherty Booklist
129 The Erratics Vicki Laveau-Harvie Bookpage
130 The Escape Artist Helen Fremont Bookpage
131 The Haunting of Alma Fielding Kate Summerscale
Waterstones
132 The Hungover Games Sophie Heawood
The Guardian
133 The Lady’s Handbook for Her Mysterious Illness Sarah Ramey Bookpage
134 The Lives of Lucian Freud William Feaver
Waterstones
135 The Louder I Will Sing Lee Lawrence
Waterstones
136 The Most Beautiful Thing Kao Kalia Yang NPR
137 The Mystery of Charles Dickens A. N. Wilson
Waterstones
138 The Planter of Modern Life: Louis Bromfield and the Seeds of a Food Revolution Stephen Heyman Booklist
139 The Price of Peace: Money, Democracy, and the Life of John Maynard Keynes Zachary D. Carter Booklist
140 The Sediments of Time Meave Leakey Bookpage
141 The Socrates Express: In Search Of Life Lessons From Dead Philosophers Eric Weiner NPR
142 The Splendid and the Vile: A Saga of Churchill, Family, and Defiance During the Blitz Erik Larson Amazon
143 The Windsor Diaries Alathea Fitzalan Howard
Waterstones
144 The Zealot and the Emancipator: John Brown, Abraham Lincoln, and the Struggle for American Freedom H. W. Brands Amazon
145 Thin Places: Essays From In Between Jordan Kisner NPR
146 This Is One Way To Dance: Essays Sejal Shah NPR
147 To the End of the World Rupert Everett
Waterstones
148 Tom Stoppard Hermione Lee
Waterstones
149 Tomboyland: Essays Melissa Faliveno NPR
150 Tomorrow Will Be A Good Day Captain Tom Moore
Waterstones
151 Too Much and Never Enough: How My Family Created the World’s Most Dangerous Man Mary L. Trump Goodreads
152 Vesper Flights Helen Macdonald Amazon
153 What Is the Grass Mark Doty Bookpage
154 When Time Stopped Ariana Neumann Bookpage
155 Whistleblower: My Journey To Silicon Valley And Fight For Justice At Uber Susan Fowler NPR
156 Why Fish Don’t Exist: A Story Of Loss, Love, And The Hidden Order Of Life Lulu Miller NPR
157 Why We Swim Bonnie Tsui NPR
158 Wintering: The Power Of Rest And Retreat In Difficult Times Katherine May NPR
159 Year Of The Rabbit Tian Veasna NPR
160 You Never Forget Your First: A Biography Of George Washington Alexis Coe NPR

 


13 Best Biography and Memoir Book Sources/Lists



Source Article
Amazon Best biographies and memoirs of 2020
Barnes & Noble Barnes & Noble’s Best Biographies of 2020
Booklist Top 10 Biographies: 2020
Booklist 2 Top 10 Memoirs: 2020
Bookpage Best Books of 2020: Memoirs
Goodreads Best Memoir & Autobiography
NPR NPR’s Book Concierge
NY Times 100 Notable Books of 2020
NYPL Best Books for Adults 2020
Popsugar Popsugar Entertainment Books POPSUGAR Book Club Awards Nominees 2020
The Guardian Memoir
Waterstones The Best Books of 2020: Biography
Worldly Gentleman The Best Books of 2020
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