I’m a big fan of memoirs, so you can consider this poll reading research for myself. We’ve had a general memoirs poll, one for books written by men, and today we have your favourite memoirs with female authors. Unsurprisingly the list is full of books by strong, sassy women and hopefully will offer you a few suggestions for the TBR.
There were many, many books suggested and after adding up the votes we have the top twenty memoirs written by women, for you!
I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings – Maya Angelou
Maya Angelou’s tale of growing up in the deep South of America is a worthy winner of this poll, and should be on everyone’s reading list. I personally miss this lady’s wit and wisdom.
The Glass Castle – Jeanette Walls
I read this after it was suggested on our Facebook page last year and it’s a great book. Walls’ story of growing up with inadequate, yet somehow endearing parents is one that will grab you to the last page.