Summer Reading Guide: Biography & memoir

Becoming

Becoming

Michelle Obama

An intimate, powerful, and inspiring memoir by the former First Lady of the United States

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Insomnia

Insomnia

Marina Benjamin

An intense, lyrical, witty, and humane exploration of a state we too often consider only superficially.    

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Journeys to the Other Side of the World: Further Adventures of a Young Naturalist

Journeys to the Other Side of the World: Further Adventures of a Young Naturalist

Sir David Attenborough

The further adventures of a young David Attenborough - from Madagascar and New Guinea to the Pacific Islands and the Northern Territory of Australia

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Let Her Fly: A Father's Journey and the Fight for Equality

Let Her Fly: A Father’s Journey and the Fight for Equality

Ziauddin Yousafzai, Louise Carpenter

Malala's father's passionate account of his amazing journey, the values that inspired Malala and how love drove him to fight for the rights of girls and women everywhere.

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 Read reviewMad, Bad, Dangerous to Know

Mad, Bad, Dangerous to Know

Colm Toibin

In Mad, Bad, Dangerous to Know Colm Toibin turns his incisive gaze to three of Ireland's greatest writers, Oscar Wilde, W.B. Yeats and James Joyce, and their earliest influences: their fathers.

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Napoleon: The Man Behind the Myth

Napoleon: The Man Behind the Myth

Adam Zamoyski

A landmark new biography that presents the man behind the many myths.

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 Read reviewPapa Goose

Papa Goose

Michael Quetting, Jane Billinghurst

Being father to a gaggle of goslings that won't let you out of their sight is a full-time job...

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The White Darkness

The White Darkness

David Grann

By the Sunday Times bestselling author of Killers of the Flower Moon, a powerful true story of adventure and obsession in the Antarctic, lavishly illustrated with colour photographs

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 Read reviewAlways Another Country

Always Another Country

Sisonke Msimang

A moving portrait of the life journey and all the romance, heartache and grief that has helped to make Sisonke Msimang the writer, activist, mother and woman she is today.

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Always Look on the Bright Side of Life: A Sortabiography

Always Look on the Bright Side of Life: A Sortabiography

Eric Idle

From the ingenious comic performer Eric Idle, founding member of Monty Python and creator of Spamalot, comes an absurdly funny memoir of unparalleled wit and heartfelt candour.

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Anne Frank's Diary: The Graphic Adaptation

Anne Frank’s Diary: The Graphic Adaptation

Anne Frank

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 Read reviewCalypso

Calypso

David Sedaris

The long-awaited new collection of stories from David Sedaris, America's favourite humourist.

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Darling Winston

Darling Winston

David Lough

The first ever collection of the letters between Churchill and his mother sheds revelatory light on the future wartime premier.

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 Read reviewEducated

Educated

Tara Westover

An extraordinary memoir about a woman's discovery of education, its transformative power and the price she has to pay for it.

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 Read reviewEggshell Skull

Eggshell Skull

Bri Lee

A fiercely intelligent, heartbreakingly honest memoir and feminist call to arms in the tradition of Fight Like A Girl

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A Honeybee Heart Has Five Openings

A Honeybee Heart Has Five Openings

Helen Jukes

A fascinating, insightful and inspiring account of a novice beekeeper's year of keeping a colony of honeybees, which will appeal to readers of H is For Hawk and The Outrun

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Welcome Home: A Memoir with Selected Photographs and Letters

Welcome Home: A Memoir with Selected Photographs and Letters

Lucia Berlin

A compilation of sketches, photographs, and letters, Welcome Home is an essential non-fiction companion to the stories by Lucia Berlin - author of the bestselling A Manual for Cleaning Women.

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Oscar: A Life

Oscar: A Life

Matthew Sturgis

The first major biography of Oscar Wilde in thirty years.

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A Life of My Own

A Life of My Own

Claire Tomalin

A memoir that follows Claire Tomalin through triumph and tragedy in about equal measure, from the disastrous marriage of her parents and the often difficult wartime childhood that followed, to her own marriage to the brilliant...

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