“Five Favorite” is a feature on thewasofshall where I lay out my five favorite “x”. Sometimes they’re relevant to a season or holiday, mostly they’re not. It’s an all-around fun excuse to give my 100% amazingly awesome opinion. To see previous (and future) topics, click here. To participate, scroll all the way down.

I never thought I liked reading non-fiction – let alone memoirs* – but most of my four- and five-star reviews are attached to the genre†. So, without further ado, here are my five favorite.

AnimalVegetableMiracleAnimal, Vegetable, Miracle: A Year of Food Life by Barbara Kingsolver

BitterIsTheNewBlack Bitter Is the New Black: Confessions of a Condescending, Egomaniacal, Self-Centered Smartass, Or, Why You Should Never Carry a Prada Bag to the Unemployment Office by Jen Lancaster

JesusLand Jesus Land by Julia Scheeres

NotThatKindOfGirl Not That Kind of Girl: A Young Woman Tells You What She’s “Learned” by Lena Dunham

TheShortAndTragicLifeOfRobertPeace The Short and Tragic Life of Robert Peace: A Brilliant Young Man Who Left Newark for the Ivy League by Jeff Hobbs.

* I always used to think that a memoir was just another word for autobiography – but alas! It can also mean biography.
† Is it a genre? Let’s call it a genre.

Have your own five favorite memoirs? Share them! Post them to your blog, link back to this post, and then comment letting me know!

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