Book Recommendations: Memoirs

In this ongoing feature, we will share some recommendations from our Friends of the Larchmont Library board members on a book they loved. This month, we’re featuring memoirs.

Two memoirs that were published recently, “Becoming” by Michelle Obama and “Educated” by Tara Westover were mentioned as favorites by numerous board members.

Others include:

Maureen LeBlanc

“The Glass Castle” by Jeanette Walls

“Born a Crime” by Trevor Noah

Elinor Fredston and Sophia Bernstein

“The Year of Magical Thinking” by Joan Didion

Sophia Bernstein

“Dreams from My Father: A Story of Race and Inheritance” by Barack Obama

Barbara Mehlman

“Brown Girl Dreaming” by Jacqueline Woodson

Richard Levy, Jr.

“A River Runs Through It and other stories” by Norman MacLean

David Calkins

“My Beloved World” by Sonia Sotomayer

Jackie Paré

“Let Me Finish” by Roger Angell

Alina Tugend

“The Man in the White Sharkskin Suit” by Lucette Lagnado

“The House at Sugar Beach” by Helene Cooper


Previous Favorites: Novels of the 21st Century

Jackie Pare

“4 3 2 1” by Paul Auster

“What I Loved” by Siri Hustvedt

Sophia Bernstein

“The Space Between Us” by Thrity Umrigar

“A Gentleman in Moscow” by Amor Towles

 Leigh Marchant

“Olive Kitteridge” by Elizabeth Strout

“Prep” by Curtis Sittenfeld

 Rich Levy, Jr.

“The Art of Fielding” by Chad Harbach

“Manhattan Beach” by Jennifer Egan

Amy Ralston Seife

“The Trouble with Sheep and Goats” by Joanna Cannon

“Perfect” by Rachel Joyce

Maureen Leblanc

“Fates and Furies” by Lauren Groff

“Americanah” by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Ben Chan

“Room” by Emma Donoghue

Elinor Berlin

“Life after Life” by Kate Atkinson 

“IQ” by Joe Ide

Alina Tugend

“The Year of the Runaways” by Sunjeev Sahota

“Salt Houses” by Hala Alyan

Leigh Marchant