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The Best Biography And Memoir Books of 2022 (A Year-End List Aggregation)

"What are the best Biography And Memoir books released in 2022?" We looked at 227 of the top Biography And Memoir books, aggregating and ranking them so we could answer that very question!

“What are the best Biography And Memoir books released in 2022?” We looked at 227 of the top Biography And Memoir books, aggregating and ranking them so we could answer that very question!

The top 42 books, all appearing on 2 or more “Best Biography And Memoir” book lists, are ranked below by how many times they appear. The remaining 150+ titles, as well as the sources we used, are in alphabetical order on the bottom of the page.

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Top 42 Best Biography And Memoir Books From 2022



42.) A Visible Man: A Memoir written by Edward Enninful

Lists It Appears On:

  • Book Depository
  • Waterstones

From one of our culture’s most important changemakers, a memoir of breaking barriers. When Edward Enninful became the first Black editor-in-chief of B…



41.) Also Poet: Frank O’Hara, My Father, and Me written by Ada Calhoun

Lists It Appears On:

  • Esquire
  • Kirkus 2

A staggering memoir from New York Times-bestselling author Ada Calhoun tracing her fraught relationship with her father and their shared obsession wit…



40.) America Made Me Black Man: A Memoir written by Boyah J Farah

Lists It Appears On:

  • Book Depository
  • NPR

A searing memoir of American racism from a Somalian-American who survived hardships in his birth country only to experience firsthand the dehumanizati…



39.) Ancestor Trouble: A Reckoning and Reconciliation written by Maud Newton

Lists It Appears On:

  • Esquire
  • NPR

“Extraordinary and wide-ranging . . . a literary feat that simultaneously builds and excavates identity.”–The New York Times Book Review (Editors’ Ch…



38.) Bad Sex: Truth, Pleasure, and an Unfinished Revolution written by Nona Willis Aronowitz

Lists It Appears On:

  • Esquire
  • NPR

Named a Most Anticipated Book by Bustle, Esquire, Nylon, and The Millions “Intimate, thoughtful, and accessible to anyone struggling with the persiste…



37.) Camera Man: Buster Keaton, the Dawn of Cinema, and the Invention of the Twentieth Century written by Dana Stevens

Lists It Appears On:

  • Booklist
  • NPR

Named a Best Book of 2022 by The New Yorker and Publishers Weekly In this genre-defying work of cultural history, the chief film critic of Slate place…



36.) Confessions: A Life of Failed Promises written by A. N. Wilson

Lists It Appears On:

  • The Telegraph
  • Waterstones

Known for his journalism, biographies and novels, A. N. Wilson turns a merciless searchlight on his own early life, his experience of sexual abuse, hi…



35.) Diary of Misfit: A Memoir and a Mystery written by Casey Parks

Lists It Appears On:

  • Kirkus 2
  • NPR

Part memoir, part sweeping journalistic saga: As Casey Parks follows the mystery of a stranger’s past, she is forced to reckon with her own sexuality,…



34.) Dilla Time: The Life and Afterlife of J Dilla, the Hip-Hop Producer Who Reinvented Rhythm written by Dan Charnas

Lists It Appears On:

  • Kirkus
  • NPR

A NEW YORK TIMES BEST SELLER “This book is a must for everyone interested in illuminating the idea of unexplainable genius.” –QUESTLOVE Equal parts b…



33.) Ducks: Two Years in the Oil Sands written by Kate Beaton

Lists It Appears On:

  • Indigo
  • NPR

“An exceptionally beautiful book about loneliness, labor, and survival.”–Carmen Maria Machado Before there was Kate Beaton, New York Times bestsellin…



32.) Endless Flight: The Life of Joseph Roth written by Keiron Pim

Lists It Appears On:

  • The Telegraph
  • Waterstones

The mercurial, self-mythologizing novelist and journalist Joseph Roth, author of the 20th-century masterpiece The Radetzky March, was the finest obser…



31.) Friends, Lovers, and the Big Terrible Thing: A Memoir written by Matthew Perry

Lists It Appears On:

  • Goodreads
  • Indigo

The BELOVED STAR OF FRIENDS takes us behind the scenes of the hit sitcom and his struggles with addiction in this “CANDID, DARKLY FUNNY…POIGNANT” me…



30.) Imagine City: A Pilot’s Journey Across the Urban World written by Mark Vanhoenacker

Lists It Appears On:

  • Kirkus 2
  • NPR

This love letter to the cities of the world–from the airline pilot-author of Skyfaring–is a journey around both the author’s mind and the planet’s g…



29.) Just Sayin’ My Life In Words written by Malorie Blackman

Lists It Appears On:

  • Book Depository
  • Waterstones

Malorie charts her life not in a succinct order of events, but against the principles which have motivated her journey and reasons for becoming a writ…



28.) Life’s Work: A Memoir written by David Milch

Lists It Appears On:

  • Kirkus 2
  • NPR

The creator of Deadwood and NYPD Blue reflects on his tumultuous life, driven by a nearly insatiable creative energy and a matching penchant for self-…



27.) Lost & Found: A Memoir written by Kathryn Schulz

Lists It Appears On:

  • Esquire
  • NPR

One spring morning, Kathryn Schulz went to lunch with a stranger and fell in love. Having spent years looking for the right relationship, she was dazz…



26.) Magnificent Rebels: The First Romantics and the Invention of the Self written by Andrea Wulf

Lists It Appears On:

  • The Telegraph
  • Waterstones

From the best-selling author of The Invention of Nature comes an exhilarating story about a remarkable group of young rebels–poets, novelists, philos…



25.) Manifesto: On Never Giving Up written by Bernardine Evaristo

Lists It Appears On:

  • Book Depository
  • Booklist 2

From the bestselling and Booker Prize-winning author of Girl, Woman, Other, Bernardine Evaristo’s memoir of her own life and writing, and her manifest…



24.) Mother’s Boy: A Writer’s Beginnings written by Howard Jacobson

Lists It Appears On:

  • The Telegraph
  • Waterstones

In Mother’s Boy, Booker-Prize winner Howard Jacobson reveals how he became a writer. It is an exploration of belonging and not-belonging, of being an …



23.) Not Far From Brideshead: Oxford Between the Wars written by Daisy Dunn

Lists It Appears On:

  • The Telegraph
  • Waterstones

After the horrors of the First World War, Oxford looked like an Arcadia – a dreamworld – from which pain could be shut out. Soldiers arrived with pict…



22.) Novelist as Vocation written by Haruki Murakami

Lists It Appears On:

  • Esquire
  • Waterstones

An insightful look into the mind of a master storyteller–and a unique look at the craft of writing from the beloved and best-selling author of 1Q84, …



21.) Remainders of the Day: A Bookshop Diary written by Shaun Bythell

Lists It Appears On:

  • Book Depository
  • Waterstones

New from the author of Confessions of a Bookseller and Seven Kinds of People You Find in Bookshops, another hilariously grumpy year behind the counter…



20.) Shine Bright: A Very Personal History of Black Women in Pop written by Danyel Smith

Lists It Appears On:

  • Esquire
  • NPR

American pop music is arguably this country’s greatest cultural contribution to the world, and its singular voice and virtuosity were created by a shi…



19.) Stay True: A Memoir written by Hua Hsu

Lists It Appears On:

  • Kirkus 2
  • NPR

A NEW YORK TIMES MOST ANTICIPATED BOOK – From the New Yorker staff writer Hua Hsu, a gripping memoir on friendship, grief, the search for self, and th…



18.) Surrender: 40 Songs, One Story written by Bono

Lists It Appears On:

  • Barnes & Noble
  • Book Depository

Bono–artist, activist, and the lead singer of Irish rock band U2–has written a memoir: honest and irreverent, intimate and profound, Surrender is th…



17.) Terry Pratchett: A Life with Footnotes: The Official Biography written by Rob Wilkins

Lists It Appears On:

  • Book Depository
  • Waterstones

The creator of the phenomenally bestselling Discworld series, Terry Pratchett was known and loved around the world for his hugely popular books, his s…



16.) The Secret Heart: John le Carré: an intimate memoir written by Suleika Dawson

Lists It Appears On:

  • The Telegraph
  • Waterstones

John le Carré led a life entirely constructed of secrets – not just in his first career, as a British spy and agent runner during the height of the Co…



15.) The Third Person written by Emma Grove

Lists It Appears On:

  • Kirkus 2
  • NPR

A boldly drawn, unforgettable memoir about trauma and the barriers to gender affirming health care In the winter of 2004, a shy woman named Emma sits …



14.) Undoctored: The Story of Medic Who Ran Out of Patients written by Adam Kay

Lists It Appears On:

  • Book Depository
  • Waterstones

Adam Kay’s secret diary from his time as a junior doctor This is Going to Hurt was the publishing phenomenon of the century. It has been read by milli…



13.) We Were Dreamers: An Immigrant Superhero Origin Story written by Simu Liu

Lists It Appears On:

  • Book Riot
  • Goodreads

INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERThe star of Marvel’s first Asian superhero film, Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, tells his own origin stor…



12.) What My Bones Know: A Memoir of Healing from Complex Trauma written by Stephanie Foo

Lists It Appears On:

  • Goodreads
  • NPR

A searing memoir of reckoning and healing by acclaimed journalist Stephanie Foo, investigating the little-understood science behind complex PTSD and h…



11.) When the Dust Settles: Stories of Love, Loss and Hope from an Expert in Disaster written by Lucy Easthope

Lists It Appears On:

  • The Telegraph
  • Waterstones

Professor Lucy Easthope is the UK’s leading authority on recovering from disaster. She’s the one the authorities call when destruction and chaos strik…



10.) Without Warning and Only Sometimes: Scenes from an Unpredictable Childhood written by Kit de Waal

Lists It Appears On:

  • Book Depository
  • The Telegraph

Kit de Waal grew up in a household of opposites and extremes. Her haphazard mother rarely cooked, forbade Christmas and birthdays, worked as a cleaner…



9.) Agatha Christie: An Elusive Woman written by Lucy Worsley

Lists It Appears On:

  • Book Depository
  • Book Riot
  • Waterstones

A new, fascinating account of the life of Agatha Christie from celebrated literary and cultural historian Lucy Worsley. “Nobody in the world was more …



8.) Finding Me: A Memoir written by Viola Davis

Lists It Appears On:

  • Barnes & Noble
  • Book Riot
  • Goodreads

OPRAH’S BOOK CLUB PICK – A HARPERS BAZAAR BEST BOOK OF 2022 – A PARADE MOST ANTICIPATED BOOK – A MARIE CLAIRE MOST ANTICIPATED BOOK”It’s clear from th…



7.) Madly, Deeply: The Diaries of Alan Rickman written by Alan Rickman

Lists It Appears On:

  • Barnes & Noble
  • Book Depository
  • Goodreads

From his breakout role in Die Hard to his outstanding, multifaceted performances in the Harry Potter films, Galaxy Quest, Robin Hood: Prince of Thieve…



6.) Solito: A Memoir written by Javier Zamora

Lists It Appears On:

  • Barnes & Noble
  • Goodreads
  • NPR

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER – READ WITH JENNA BOOK CLUB PICK AS FEATURED ON TODAY – A young poet tells the inspiring story of his migration from El Salv…



5.) Super-Infinite: The Transformations of John Donne written by Katherine Rundell

Lists It Appears On:

  • Kirkus
  • The Telegraph
  • Waterstones

Shortlisted for the 2022 Baillie Gifford Prize for Non-fiction From standout scholar Katherine Rundell, Super-Infinite presents a sparkling and very m…



4.) Year of the Tiger: An Activist’s Life written by Alice Wong

Lists It Appears On:

  • Esquire
  • Goodreads
  • NPR

NATIONAL BESTSELLER – ONE OF USA TODAY’S MUST-READ BOOKS – This groundbreaking memoir offers a glimpse into an activist’s journey to finding and culti…



3.) A Private Spy: The Letters of John Le Carré written by John Le Carré

Lists It Appears On:

  • Barnes & Noble
  • Book Depository
  • The Telegraph
  • Waterstones

An archive of letters written by the late John le Carré, giving readers access to the intimate thoughts of one of the greatest writers of our time The…



2.) His Name Is George Floyd: One Man’s Life and the Struggle for Racial Justice written by Robert Samuels

Lists It Appears On:

  • Barnes & Noble
  • Book Riot
  • Booklist
  • NPR

FINALIST FOR THE 2022 NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FOR NONFICTION A landmark biography by two prizewinning Washington Post reporters that reveals how systemic …



1.) I’m Glad My Mom Died written by Jennette McCurdy

Lists It Appears On:

  • Barnes & Noble
  • Book Depository
  • Goodreads
  • NPR

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER #1 INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER A heartbreaking and hilarious memoir by iCarly and Sam & Cat star Jennette McCurdy about her …




The 150+ Additional Best Biography And Memoir Books Released In 2022



43) 1000 Years of Joys and Sorrows – Ai Weiwei List: (Book Depository)
44) A BILLION YEARS – Mike Rinder List: (Kirkus 2)
45) A Book of Days – Patti Smith List: (Barnes & Noble)
46) A Different Stage – Gary Barlow List: (Book Depository)
47) A Farewell to Gabo and Mercedes A Son’s Memoir of Gabriel García Márquez and Mercedes Barcha – Rodrigo Garcia List: (Booklist 2)
48) A Heart That Works – Rob Delaney List: (Waterstones)
49) A Pocketful of Happiness – Richard E. Grant List: (Book Depository)
50) A Very Tall Story – Martin Bayfield List: (Book Depository)
51) A Waiter in Paris – Edward Chisholm List: (Waterstones)
52) Abominations – Lionel Shriver List: (Book Depository)
53) Acceptance: A Memoir – Emi Nietfeld List: (NPR)
54) Admissions – Kendra James List: (Esquire)
55) Age of Cage: Four Decades of Hollywood Through One Singular Career – Keith Phipps List: (NPR)
56) ALL DOWN DARKNESS WIDE – Seán Hewitt List: (Kirkus 2)
57) An American Martyr in Persia: The Epic Life and Tragic Death of Howard Baskerville – Reza Aslan List: (NPR)
58) An Autobiography – Angela Y. Davis List: (Waterstones)
59) And Finally – Henry Marsh List: (Book Depository)
60) AND THERE WAS LIGHT – Jon Meacham List: (Kirkus)
61) Art of the Chicken: A Master Chef’s Paintings, Stories, and Recipes of the Humble Bird – Jacques Pépin List: (NPR)
62) AURELIA, AURÉLIA – Kathryn Davis List: (Kirkus 2)
63) Back in the Day – Melvyn Bragg List: (Waterstones)
64) Because Our Fathers Lied – Craig McNamara List: (Esquire)
65) Bedtime Story – Chloe Hooper List: (Book Depository)
66) Below the Edge of Darkness: A Memoir of Exploring Light and Life in the Deep Sea – Edith Widder List: (Booklist 2)
67) Bessie Smith: A Poet’s Biography of a Blues Legend – Jackie Kay List: (Booklist)
68) Beyond the Wand: The Magic and Mayhem of Growing Up a Wizard – Tom Felton List: (Barnes & Noble)
69) Bibliomaniac – Robin Ince List: (Waterstones)
70) Black Boy Smile: A Memoir in Moments – List: (Booklist 2)
71) Body Language: Writers on Identity, Physicality, and Making Space for Ourselves – Nicole Chung and Matt Ortile (editors) List: (NPR)
72) Body Work: The Radical Power of Personal Narrative – Melissa Febos List: (NPR)
73) Bomb Shelter: Love, Time, and Other Explosives – Mary Laura Philpott List: (NPR)
74) Boris Johnson – Andrew Gimson List: (Book Depository)
75) Boy Friends – Michael Pedersen List: (Waterstones)
76) brother. do. you. love. me. – Manni Coe List: (Waterstones)
77) Call Me Mrs. Brown – Brendan O’Carroll List: (Book Depository)
78) Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall – Angela Levin List: (Book Depository)
79) Carbon Queen: The Remarkable Life of Nanoscience Pioneer Mildred Dresselhaus – Maia Weinstock List: (Booklist)
80) Celebrating the Seasons with the Yorkshire Shepherdess – Amanda Owen List: (Book Depository)
81) Charlie’s Good Tonight – Paul Sexton List: (Book Depository)
82) Civil Rights Queen: Constance Baker Motley – Tomiko Brown-Nagin List: (Booklist)
83) Constable – List: (The Telegraph)
84) Constructing a Nervous System: A Memoir – Margo Jefferson List: (NPR)
85) Dear Denise: Letters to the Sister I Never Knew – Lisa McNair List: (NPR)
86) Diaghilev’s Empire – List: (The Telegraph)
87) Diamonds and Deadlines: A Tale of Greed, Deceit, and a Female Tycoon in the Gilded Age – Betsy Prioleau List: (Booklist)
88) Diary of a Tuscan Bookshop – Alba Donati List: (Waterstones)
89) Diary of an Invasion – Andrey Kurkov List: (Book Depository)
90) Dickens and Prince – Nick Hornby List: (Waterstones)
91) Did Ye Hear Mammy Died?: A Memoir – Séamas O’Reilly List: (NPR)
92) Didn’t We Almost Have it All: In Defense of Whitney Houston – Gerrick Kennedy List: (Book Riot)
93) Dirtbag, Massachusetts: A Confessional – Isaac Fitzgerald List: (Esquire)
94) Do Let’s Have Another Drink – Gareth Russell List: (Waterstones)
95) Easy Beauty – Chloé Cooper Jones List: (Booklist 2)
96) Eliot After The Waste Land – List: (The Telegraph)
97) Elizabeth – Gyles Brandreth List: (Waterstones)
98) Essential Labor: Mothering as Social Change – Angela Garbes List: (NPR)
99) Face It – Debbie Harry List: (Book Depository)
100) Faith, Hope and Carnage – Nick Cave and Seán O’Hagan List: (NPR)
101) FATTY FATTY BOOM BOOM – Rabia Chaudry List: (Kirkus 2)
102) Fingers Crossed: How Music Saved Me from Success – Miki Berenyi List: (Book Depository)
103) Flung Out of Space: Inspired by the Indecent Adventures of Patricia Highsmith – Grace Ellis, illustrated List: (NPR)
104) Foreverland: On the Divine Tedium of Marriage – Heather Havrilesky List: (Esquire)
105) From Scratch – Tembi Locke List: (Book Depository)
106) Fruit Punch: A Memoir – Kendra Allen List: (NPR)
107) Funny Farm: My Unexpected Life with 600 Rescue Animals – List: (Goodreads)
108) Getting Lost – WINNER OF THE 2022 NOBEL PRIZE IN LITERATURE – Annie Ernaux List: (Book Depository)
109) Hanged! Mary Surratt and the Plot to Assassinate Abraham Lincoln – Sarah Miller List: (NPR)
110) Happy-Go-Lucky – David Sedaris List: (Waterstones)
111) Heiress, Rebel, Vigilante, Bomber – List: (The Telegraph)
112) Henry ‘Chips’ Channon: The Diaries: 1943-57 – List: (The Telegraph)
113) Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II: 1926-2022 – Brian Hoey List: (Book Depository)
114) House Arrest – Alan Bennett List: (Waterstones)
115) How (Not) To Be Strong – Alex Scott List: (Book Depository)
116) Hunting Ghislaine – John Sweeney List: (Book Depository)
117) I Love This Game – Patrice Evra List: (Book Depository)
118) I Used to Live Here Once – List: (The Telegraph)
119) I Want to Die but I Want to Eat Tteokbokki – Baek Sehee List: (Waterstones)
120) I’m Not Broken: A Memoir – Jesse Leon List: (NPR)
121) In Love: A Memoir of Love and Loss – Amy Bloom List: (NPR)
122) In Search of Mary Seacole – Helen Rappaport List: (Waterstones)
123) In Sensorium: Notes for My People – Tanaïs List: (NPR)
124) In the Shadow of the Mountain: A Memoir of Courage – Silvia Vasquez-Lavado List: (Booklist 2)
125) It Won’t Always Be Like This: A Graphic Memoir – Malaka Gharib List: (NPR)
126) James Acaster’s Guide to Quitting Social Media – James Acaster List: (Book Depository)
127) Jan Morris – Paul Clements List: (Waterstones)
128) Keep Talking – David Dimbleby List: (Waterstones)
129) Koshersoul: The Faith and Food Journey of an African American Jew – Michael W. Twitty List: (NPR)
130) Left on Tenth: A Second Chance at Life: A Memoir – Delia Ephron List: (NPR)
131) Lessons From the Edge: A Memoir – Marie Yovanovitch List: (NPR)
132) Like A Rolling Stone: A Memoir – Jann S. Wenner List: (Indigo)
133) Like Water: A Cultural History of Bruce Lee – Daryl Joji Maeda List: (Book Riot)
134) Little Book of Chanel by Lagerfeld – Emma Baxter-Wright List: (Book Depository)
135) Lorraine Hansberry: The Life behind – Charles J. Shields List: (Booklist)
136) LRB Diary for 2023 – Alan Bennett List: (Book Depository)
137) Making a Scene – Constance Wu List: (Book Depository)
138) Maybe We’ll Make It: A Memoir – Margo Price List: (NPR)
139) Mean Baby: A Memoir of Growing Up – List: (Goodreads)
140) MEMORIES OF A GAY CATHOLIC BOYHOOD – John D’Emilio List: (Kirkus 2)
141) Metaphysical Animals – List: (The Telegraph)
142) Miss Dior – Justine Picardie List: (Book Depository)
143) Mothercare: On Obligation, Love, Death, and Ambivalence – Lynne Tillman List: (NPR)
144) Mr. B: George Balanchine’s 20th Century – Jennifer Homans List: (NPR)
145) Muhammad Najem, War Reporter: How One Boy Put the Spotlight on Syria – Muhammad Najem and Nora Neus List: (NPR)
146) My Pinup – Hilton Als List: (Esquire)
147) Namwayut – We Are All One: A Pathway to Reconciliation – Chief Robert Joseph List: (Indigo)
148) NAPOLEON – Michael Broers List: (Kirkus)
149) NEIN, NEIN, NEIN! – Jerry Stahl List: (Kirkus 2)
150) Never Will I Die – Toby Gutteridge List: (Book Depository)
151) Nina Simone’s Gum – Warren Ellis List: (Book Depository)
152) NORMAL FAMILY – Chrysta Bilton List: (Kirkus 2)
153) Nothing But The Truth – The Secret Barrister List: (Waterstones)
154) Once Upon a Tome – Oliver Darkshire List: (Waterstones)
155) Our Voice Of Fire: A Memoir Of A Warrior Rising – Brandi Morin List: (Indigo)
156) Paul Laurence Dunbar: The Life and Times of a Caged Bird – Gene Andrew Jarrett List: (Book Riot)
157) Playing The Long Game: A Memoir – Christine Sinclair List: (Indigo)
158) Playing Under the Piano: ‘Comedy gold’ Sunday Times – Hugh Bonneville List: (Book Depository)
159) Poet Warrior – Joy Harjo List: (Booklist 2)
160) Pretty Baby – Chris Belcher List: (Esquire)
161) PUTIN – Philip Short List: (Kirkus)
162) Queen of Our Times – Robert Hardman List: (Waterstones)
163) Quilt on Fire – Christie Watson List: (Waterstones)
164) Ready For Absolutely Nothing – Susannah Constantine List: (Book Depository)
165) Red Paint: An Ancestral Autobiography of a Coast Salish Punk – Sasha taqʷšəblu LaPointe List: (NPR)
166) Run Towards The Danger: Confrontations With A Body Of Memory – Sarah Polley List: (Indigo)
167) Runaway: Notes on the Myths That Made Me – Erin Keane List: (NPR)
168) Salmon P. Chase: Lincoln’s Vital Rival – Walter Stahr List: (NPR)
169) Scenes from My Life: A Memoir – Michael K. Williams and Jon Sternfeld List: (NPR)
170) Scientist: E. O. Wilson: A Life in Nature – Richard Rhodes List: (Booklist)
171) Seeing GhostsSeeing Ghosts – Kat Chow List: (Booklist 2)
172) SHIRLEY HAZZARD – Brigitta Olubas List: (Kirkus)
173) SHY – Mary Rodgers List: (Kirkus 2)
174) Smahtguy: The Life and Times of Barney Frank – Eric Orner List: (NPR)
175) Son Of Elsewhere: A Memoir In Pieces – Elamin Abdelmahmoud List: (Indigo)
176) South to America – Imani Perry List: (Esquire)
177) Star Child: A Biographical Constellation of Octavia Estelle Butler – Ibi Zoboi List: (NPR)
178) Takeaway – Angela Hui List: (Waterstones)
179) TED KENNEDY – John A. Farrell List: (Kirkus)
180) Teller of the Unexpected – Matthew Dennison List: (Waterstones)
181) Ten Steps To Nanette: A Memoir Situation – Hannah Gadsby List: (Indigo)
182) The Baby on the Fire Escape: Creativity, Motherhood, and the Mind-Baby Problem – Julie Phillips List: (NPR)
183) The Beauty of Dusk: On Vision Lost and Found – Frank Bruni List: (Booklist 2)
184) The Chief – List: (The Telegraph)
185) The Cure for Sleep – Tanya Shadrick List: (Waterstones)
186) The Elephants of Thula Thula – Francoise Malby-Anthony List: (Book Depository)
187) The Escape Artist: The Man who Broke out of Auschwitz to Warn the World – Jonathan Freedland List: (Book Riot)
188) The Ex-boyfriend Yard Sale: Finding A Formula For The Cost Of Love – Haley Mcgee List: (Indigo)
189) The Extraordinary Life of an Ordinary Man – Paul Newman List: (Esquire)
190) The Family Outing: A Memoir – Jessi Hempel List: (NPR)
191) THE GRIMKES – Kerri K. Greenidge List: (Kirkus)
192) The High Sierra: A Love Story – Kim Stanley Robinson List: (Esquire)
193) The Hyacinth Girl – List: (The Telegraph)
194) The Instant – Amy Liptrot List: (Waterstones)
195) The Invisible Kingdom – Meghan O’Rourke List: (Esquire)
196) The Last Days of Roger Federer – Geoff Dyer List: (Waterstones)
197) The Last Folk Hero: The Life and Myth of Bo Jackson – Jeff Pearlman List: (NPR)
198) The Letters of Oscar Hammerstein II – Mark Horowitz (editor) List: (NPR)
199) The Light We Carry – Michelle Obama List: (Waterstones)
200) The Lives of Brian – Brian Johnson List: (Book Depository)
201) The Man from the Future: The Visionary Life of John von Neumann – List: (Book Riot)
202) The Man Who Could Move Clouds: A Memoir – Ingrid Rojas Contreras List: (NPR)
203) The People’s Game: A View from a Front Seat in Football – Gary Neville List: (Book Depository)
204) The Philosophy of Modern Song – Bob Dylan List: (Book Depository)
205) The Red of my Blood – Clover Stroud List: (Waterstones)
206) The Revolutionary: Samuel Adams – Stacy Schiff List: (NPR)
207) The School that Escaped the Nazis: The True Story of the Schoolteacher Who Defied Hitler – Deborah Cadbury List: (Book Riot)
208) The Unwritten Book – Samantha Hunt List: (Esquire)
209) The Waste Land – List: (The Telegraph)
210) The World’s Worst Assistant – Sona Movsesian List: (NPR)
211) This is Not a Pity Memoir – Abi Morgan List: (Waterstones)
212) Three Girls from Bronzeville: A Uniquely American Story of Race, Fate and Sisterhood – Dawn Turner List: (Booklist 2)
213) Time Zone J – Julie Doucet List: (NPR)
214) Toffee Apples and Quail Feathers – Jennifer Worth List: (Waterstones)
215) Tokyo Rose – Zero Hour: A Japanese American Woman’s Persecution and Ultimate Redemption After World War II – Andre Frattino List: (NPR)
216) Uncommon Measure: A Journey Through Music, Performance, and the Science of Time – Natalie Hodges List: (NPR)
217) Until I Am Free: Fannie Lou Hamer’s Enduring Message to America – Keisha N. Blain List: (Booklist)
218) Verse, Chorus, Monster! – Graham Coxon List: (Book Depository)
219) Victory. Stand!: Raising My Fist for Justice – Tommie Smith, Derrick Barnes and Dawud Anyabwile List: (NPR)
220) Warrior Queens & Quiet Revolutionaries – Kate Mosse List: (Book Depository)
221) What is Home, Mum? – Sabba Khan List: (NPR)
222) Whatever Next? – Anne Glenconner List: (Waterstones)
223) Where Butterflies Fill the Sky: A Story of Immigration, Family, and Finding Home – Zahra Marwan List: (NPR)
224) White Lies: The Double Life of Walter F. White and America’s Darkest Secret – A. J. Baime List: (Booklist)
225) Who I Am – Melanie C List: (Book Depository)
226) You Don’t Know What War Is: The Diary of a Young Girl from Ukraine – Yeva Skalietska List: (Barnes & Noble)
227) You Gotta Be You: How to Embrace This Messy Life and Step Into Who You Really Are – Brandon Kyle Goodman List: (NPR)



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Tags: A Private SpyA Visible ManA. N. WilsonAda CalhounAdam KayAgatha Christie: An Elusive WomanAlan RickmanAlice WongAlso a Poet: Frank O'HaraAmerica Made Me a Black Man: A MemoirAncestor Trouble: A Reckoning and a Reconciliationand an Unfinished Revolutionand Meand the Big Terrible Thing: A Memoirand the Invention of the Twentieth CenturyAndrea WulfBad Sex: TruthBernardine EvaristoBonoBoyah J. FarahCamera Man: Buster KeatonCasey ParksConfessionsDaisy DunnDan CharnasDana StevensDanyel SmithDavid MilchDeeply: The Diaries of Alan RickmanDiary of a Misfit: A Memoir and a MysteryDilla Time: The Life and Afterlife of J DillaDucks: Two Years in the Oil SandsEdward EnninfulEmma GroveEndless FlightFinding MeFriendsHaruki MurakamiHis Name is George Floyd: One Man’s Life and the Struggle for Racial JusticeHoward JacobsonHua HsuI'm Glad My Mom DiedImagine a City: A Pilot's Journey Across the Urban WorldJavier ZamoraJennette McCurdyJohn le CarreJust Sayin'Kate BeatonKatherine RundellKathryn SchultzKeiron PimKit de WaalLife's WorkLost & FoundLoversLucy EasthopeLucy WorsleyMadlyMagnificent RebelsMalorie BlackmanManifesto: On Never Giving UpMark VanhoenackerMatthew PerryMaud NewtonMother's BoyMy FatherNona Willis AronowitzNot Far From BridesheadNovelist as a VocationOne StoryPleasureRemainders of the DayRob WilkinsRobert Samuels and Toluse OlorunnipaShaun BythellShine Bright: A Very Personal History of Black Women in PopSimu LiuSolito: A MemoirStay True: A MemoirStephanie FooSuleika DawsonSuper-infiniteSurrender: 40 SongsTerry Pratchett: A Life With Footnotesthe Dawn of Cinemathe Hip-Hop Producer Who Reinvented RhythmThe Secret HeartThe Third PersonUndoctoredViola DavisWe Were Dreamers: An Immigrant Superhero Origin StoryWhat My Bones Know: A Memoir of Healing from Complex TraumaWhen the Dust SettlesWithout Warning and Only SometimesYear of the Tiger: An Activist's Life

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