Best Biographies, Autobiographies and Memoirs

List of the Month
Janeiro 2023 (see all)
Descrição
Our List of the Month for January is devoted to the Best Biographies, Autobiographies and Memoirs. Each participant may vote on ten titles. Please only downvote titles if they do not fit the theme.
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512 resenhas
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352 resenhas
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141 resenhas
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21 Members
Aquila, BookDoc16, harrietgate, camelama, bjappleg8, mstrust, cbl_tn, PaperbackPirate, atozgrl, PatsyMurray, perennialreader, Fjumonvi, miller.max, al.vick, AnneSteph, bookmary2, barefootsong, Karen74Leigh, Joy62, dave3pt0, Chanda.Leah
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cbl_tn: I highly recommend the audiobook narrated by Christopher Timothy!
perennialreader: Loved the whole series!
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12,798 membros
242 resenhas
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19 Members
timspalding, kaulsu, camelama, bjappleg8, mstrust, sundancer, merrystar, atozgrl, perennialreader, susanbooks, Patchshank, hallhope, Karen74Leigh, Brandy1411, Tosta, Nikkimf88, DoomLuz, Joy62, WynneWages
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perennialreader: Read this book when I was her age. It has haunted me ever since.
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27,910 membros
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5,305 membros
152 resenhas
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84 resenhas
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gbelik, oregonobsessionz, kaulsu, camelama, atozgrl, AbigailAdams26, harray, bookmary2, Wordslinger1919, Joy62, WynneWages, Chanda.Leah
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AbigailAdams26: One of the best biographies I have read, over the last ten years. The kick-off title of my Presidential Biography Book Club.
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222 resenhas
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253 resenhas
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22 resenhas
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22,045 membros
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7,893 membros
369 resenhas
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105 resenhas
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9 Members
brewergirl, oregonobsessionz, kaulsu, camelama, Bretzky1, noveltea, AbigailAdams26, davidflem1984, Joy62
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AbigailAdams26: As someone named for Abigail Adams, I have been given biographies of various Adams family members many times. This was one of my last Christmas gifts from my father.
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3,639 membros
131 resenhas
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147 resenhas
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8,833 membros
252 resenhas
½ 4.5
9 Members
languagehat, BookDoc16, ecb06c, thalassa_thalassa, msemmag, bujeya, Karen74Leigh, KurtWombat, elahrairah
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elahrairah: How not to survive the unsurvivable.
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313 resenhas
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3,656 membros
44 resenhas
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2,679 membros
158 resenhas
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9,866 membros
124 resenhas
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2,979 membros
161 resenhas
½ 4.5
6 Members
hipdeep, raidergirl3, lottpoet, megbmore, slimikin, SOShea
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hipdeep: Volume 1 standing in for the whole series.
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6,591 membros
235 resenhas
3.9
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8,788 membros
518 resenhas
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9,128 membros
190 resenhas
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8,166 membros
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14,273 membros
185 resenhas
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5,548 membros
240 resenhas
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4,369 membros
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1,805 membros
33 resenhas
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110 resenhas
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2,119 membros
102 resenhas
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nicolecervone, lahochstetler, elahrairah, SOShea
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elahrairah: Funny and sad.
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59 resenhas
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1,317 membros
94 resenhas
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4 Members
lahochstetler, Faradaydon, Heather39, perennialreader
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perennialreader: About a woman who is bedridden for a year or so and how she manages.
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908 membros
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3 Members
harrietgate, CarltonC, souloftherose
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CarltonC: Not so much an archaeological memoir, as a memoir about a time (1930's) and places (Orient Express, Lebanon, Syria, Iraq) that I imagine have changed beyond recognition. This memoir and travelogue clearly shows the author's happiness at that time, which she conveys so wonderfully in this brief book, so full of love and humour. There is little about archaeology, it is about the sights, sounds, smells and above all the people that she encountered. I was enchanted.
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15,939 membros
314 resenhas
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4 Members
bjappleg8, sundancer, msemmag, elahrairah
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elahrairah: How to survive the unsurvivable.
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963 membros
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618 membros
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3 Members
tardis, yoyogod, RBeffa
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levitas, dhaxton
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806 membros
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61 resenhas
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3 Members
EerierIdyllMeme, perennialreader, KurtWombat
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perennialreader: “Eventually, all things merge into one, and a river runs through it.”
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291 resenhas
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226 membros
3 resenhas
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2 Members
paradoxosalpha, amanda4242
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paradoxosalpha: A stand-in for the full ten volumes in the excellent Trask translation.
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269 resenhas
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cbl_tn, Fjumonvi
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17 resenhas
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711 membros
11 resenhas
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Faradaydon, elahrairah
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elahrairah: Hilarious, touching, and honest.
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390 membros
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vwinsloe, JustJune
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sherryearly, Joy62
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cbl_tn, ahef1963
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Cecrow, peterveen
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al.vick, dave3pt0
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