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By:  Tara Westover

ISBN:  0399590501

Publisher: Random House

Publication Date: 2/20/2018 

Format: Hardcover 

My Rating: 5 Stars +

Top Books of 2018 

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Nonfiction (Adult)

An unforgettable memoir about a young girl who, kept out of school, leaves her survivalist family and goes on to earn a PhD from Cambridge University

One of The New York Times Book Review’s “must-know literary events” an...

By: Michelle Obama

ISBN: 1524763136

Publisher: Crown 

Publication Date:11/13/2018 

Format: Hardcover 

My Rating: 5 Stars

An intimate, powerful, and inspiring memoir by the former First Lady of the United States.

In a life filled with meaning and accomplishment, Michelle Obama has emerged as one of the most iconic and compelling women of our era. As First Lady of the United States of America—the first African Ameri...

By: Dani Shapiro

ISBN: 978-1524732714

Publisher: Knoph 

Publication Date: 01/15/2019

Format: Hardcover 

My Rating: TBR

The acclaimed and beloved author of Hourglass now gives us a new memoir about identity, paternity, and family secrets--a real-time exploration of the staggering discovery she recently made about her father, and her struggle to piece together the hidden story of her own life.

What makes us who we a...

The True Story of a Life Resurrected from the Ashes of Poverty, Trauma, and Mental Illness

By:  Ericka Andersen 

ISBN: 9781400208272

Publisher: Thomas Nelson 

Publication Date: 6/26/2018 

Format: Other

My Rating:  4 Stars

Sometimes Cloud 9 isn’t all it’s cracked up to be.

For Rick Sylvester, childhood in Cloud 9, a rundown trailer park in a shabby southwestern town, meant enduring his mother’s drunken fits and drug...

Loving the Person You Are Today

By: Chrissy Metz 

ISBN: 978-0062837875

Publisher: HarperColllins 

Publication Date: 03/27/18 

Format: Audio 

Narrated by: Chrissy Metz

Publisher: HarperAudio

My Rating:  5 Stars +


An inspirational book about life and its lessons from the Golden Globe and Emmy nominated star of NBC’s This Is Us.

When This Is Us debuted in fall 2016, a divided America embrace...

And Other Lies I've Loved

By: Kate Bowler 

ISBN: 9780399592065

Publisher: Random House 

Publication Date:  2/6/2018 

Format: Hardcover 

My Rating: 5 Stars

Biographies & Memoirs

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A divinity professor and young mother with a Stage IV cancer diagnosis explores the pain and joy of living without certainty.

Thirty-five-year-old Kate Bowler was a professor at the school of divinity at Duke, and...

By: Roxane Gray 

ISBN: 0062362593

Publisher: HarperCollins 

Publication Date: 6/13/2017 

Format:  Other

My Rating: 5 Stars


From the bestselling author of Bad Feminist: a searingly honest memoir of food, weight, self-image, and learning how to feed your hunger while taking care of yourself.

“I ate and ate and ate in the hopes that if I made myself big, my body would be safe. I buried the girl I was because...

By: Joyce Maynard

ISBN: 978-1635570342

Publisher:  Bloomsbury USA

Publication Date: 9/5/2017 

Format: Hardcover

My Rating:  5 Stars

rom New York Times bestselling author Joyce Maynard, a memoir about discovering strength in the midst of great loss--"heart wrenching, inspiring, full of joy and tears and life." (Anne Lamott)

In 2011, when she was in her late fifties, beloved author and journalist Joyce Maynard met...

By:  Tyler Perry 

ISBN: 9780812989342

Publisher:  Random House 

Publication Date:  11/14/2017

Format: Hardcover 

My Rating: 5 Stars 

Biographies & Memoirs, Christian

An intimate book of inspiration by one of the great cultural icons of our time.

Higher Is Waiting is a spiritual guidebook, a collection of teachings culled from the experiences of a lifetime, meant to inspire readers to climb higher in their...

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