5 Gripping Memoirs One Must Read

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Memoir comes from the French word which means memory. Needless to say, this genre focuses on the memories or a slice of life from the writer’s life.

Below is a list of mesmerizing memoirs you should read:

Untamed by Glennon Doyle

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A woman’s life is always filled with overwhelming roles. Mother. Daughter. Sister. Wife. Doyle makes the readers think if all these roles end up on a happy note always for every woman. The book is a moving account of self-reflection and bottled up emotions. 

From Scratch by Tembi Locke

From Scratch: A Memoir of Love, Sicily, and Finding Home by Tembi Locke

Who wouldn’t love to read a good romance that is set in the backdrop of vintage Sicily? Here’s Tembi, a happy-go-lucky damsel who finds gratitude at the most unexpected time. With brimming family and food leitmotifs, this one is not to be missed. 

Jell-O Girls by Allie Rowbottom

Jell-O Girls: A Family History by Allie Rowbottom

Read the intriguing history behind the famous brand Jell-O as revealed by Rowbottom. No, it is not just that. It also talks about a curse that befell the men of the Rowwbottom family and cancer. The tales are interesting and pique the curiosity of the reader. 

Joy Enough by Sarah McColl

Joy Enough: A Memoir by Sarah McColl

McColl drops the burden on her shoulders and goes to nurse her mother back to health. Her mother Allison and McColl stumble and learn many lessons together. The memoir hinges on dual losses: marriage and mother. It clings on the mind even long after you have left it. 

Giving up the Ghost by Hilary Mantel

Giving Up the Ghost by Hilary Mantel

Mantel opens up about her life experiences with drugs and illnesses. There are even ghosts living in Mantel’s apartment. They have names too. One is her stepfather Jack, and then there is Catriona, her daughter she never nursed. It is an intellectual and psychoanalytic account of the author’s life.

How often do you read memoirs or autobiographies?