It’s back again for the 3rd year! (Can you believe it?) If you love memoirs as much as I do or if you simply want to add more memoirs into your reading life, then the 2012 Memorable Memoirs Reading Challenge is for you!
What Counts as A Memoir?
I know there’s a difference between memoir and autobiography, but for this challenge, we’re going to define memoir as a record of events written by a person having intimate knowledge of them and based on personal observation. Published letters, diaries, journals, autobiographies, nonfiction books on the craft of writing memoirs … in my book, they all count as Memorable Memoirs for this challenge. (Generally, biographies don’t, but I could always be convinced.)
Books, e-books, audiobooks, ARCs, NetGalley books are allowed.
Overlaps with other challenges are also allowed.
Re-reads are allowed.
No need to create a list of books in advance (but if you want to, please feel free!)
You don’t need a blog to participate.
You must select a level. You can increase your level, but you can’t go back down.
January 1 – December 31, 2012. You can sign up anytime between now and throughout 2012.
The Levels (new this year!)
Diarist: read 1-4 memoirs
Autobiographer: read 5-9 memoirs
Memoirist: read 10+ memoirs.
How to Sign Up:
Write a post on your blog indicating your intent to participate and at what level (Diarist, Autobiographer, or Memoirist) then come back here and leave the link here with Mister Linky:
No blog? No problem! Simply leave a comment that you’ll be joining us and at what chosen level.
I’ll have a kick off post up in early January along with some of my favorite memoirs if you need some ideas. I’m also planning to do monthly updates, as much as possible, and there might be more surprises in store throughout the year. The most important thing is that we have fun … and we will.
Looking forward to having you join us! Happy Memorable Memoir Reading!
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