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1. Long Bright River, Liz Moore

2. The Rules of Attraction, Bret Easton Ellis

3. Here After, Amy Lin

4. Some of Us Just Fall, Polly Atkin

5. The Storm We Made, Vanessa Chan

6. Rabbit Heart, Kristine Ervin

7. Mother Doll, Katya Apekina

8. Demon Copperhead, Barbara Kingsolver

9. The House in the Cerulean Sea, TJ Klune

10. Personal Score, Ellen van Neerven

11. Daisy Jones & the Six, Taylor Jenkins Reid

12. The Rabbit Hutch, Tess Gunty

13. The Heaven & Earth Grocery Store, James McBride

14. Freshwater, Akwaeke Ezemi

15.The Great Reclamation, Rachel Heng

16. Nonfiction, Julie Myerson

17. Tom Lake, Ann Patchett

18. Come and Get It, Kiley Reid

19. Beautyland, Marie-Helene Bertino

20. My Husband, Maud Ventura

21. Stay True, Hua Hsu

22. In Memoriam, Alice Winn

23. Anita de Monte Laughs Last, Xochitl Gonzalez

24. Memorial Drive, Natasha Tretheway

25. My Dark Vanessa, Kate Elizabeth Russell

26. Woman at Point Zero, Nawal El Saadawi

27. Hurricane Girl, Marcy Dermansky

28. We Were the Universe, Kimberly King Parsons

29. A Little Life, Hanya Yanagihara

30. James, Percival Everett



1. Beyond The Door of No Return, David Diop

2. Black Chalk, Christopher J. Yates

3. Unbearable Lightness, Portia de Rossi

4. Ninth House, Leah Bardugo

5. The Girls, Emma Cline

6.  Filthy Animals, Brandon Taylor

7. The Men Cannot Be Saved, Ben Purkert

8. What You Become in Flight, Ellen O'Connell Whittet

9. The Vanishing Half, Brit Bennett

10. Chrysalis, Anna Metcalfe

11. The Guest, Emma Cline

12. Natural Beauty, Ling Ling Huang

13. Good for a Girl, Lauren Fleshman

14. The Goldfinch, Donna Tartt

15. Fleishman Is in Trouble, Taffy Brodesser-Akner

16. I'm Glad My Mom Died, Jennette McCurdy

17. Wanderlust, Rebecca Solnit 

18. I Have Some Questions for You, Rebecca Makkai

19. Pomegranate, Helen Elaine Lee

20. You Too Can Have a Body Like Mine, Alexandra Kleeman

21. Up To Speed, Christine Yu

22. Everything All At Once, Stephanie Catudal

23. The Late Americans, Brandon Taylor

24. Sift, Alissa Hattman

25. Burn it Down, Maureen Ryan

26. Between Two Kingdoms, Suleika Jaouad

27. Notes from Underground, Fyodor Dostoevsky

28. Breakfast at Tiffany's, Truman Capote

29. Running: A Practice, Lauren A. Freeman

30. The Third Hotel, Laura van den Berg

31. Worry, Alexandra Tanner

32. All-Night Pharmacy, Ruth Madievsky

33. Idlewild, James Frankie Thomas

34. The Future, Naomi Alderman

35. The School for Good Mothers, Jessamine Chan

36. Wellness, Nathan Hill

37. Prodigals, Sarah Beth Childers

38. Tomorrow and Tomorrow and Tomorrow, Gabrielle Zevin

39. Bright Young Women, Jessica Knoll

40. Yellowface, R.F. Kuang

41. The Other Side, Lacy Johnson

42. Bandit, Molly Brodak

43. Molly, Blake Butler

44. Koresh, Stephan Talty


1. Read Dangerously, Azar Nafisi

2. Shameful Bodies, Michelle Mary Lelwica

3. The Woman Warrior, Maxine Hong Kingston

4. Mercy Street, Jennifer Haigh

5. Thrust, Lidia Yuknavitch

6. The Prophets, Robert Jones, Jr.

7. Afterlives, Abdulrazak Gurnah

8. Raising Lazarus, Beth Macy

9. The Raptures, Jan Carson

10. Human Blues, Elisa Albert

11. The Recovering, Leslie Jamison

12. Voices from Chernobyl, Svetlana Alexievich

13. Hidden Valley Road, Robert Kolker

14. The Secret History, Donna Tartt

15. Tacky, Rax King

16. Men We Reaped, Jesmyn Ward

17. Thank You For Your Service, David Finkel

18. An American Marriage, Tayari Jones

19. Pachinko, Min Jin Lee

20. Liar, Dreamer, Thief, Maria Dong

21. Pop Song, Larissa Pham

22. The Center Cannot Hold, Elyn R. Saks



1. Pain Woman Takes Your Keys and Other Essays from a Nervous System, Sonya Huber

2. High Heel, Summer Brennan

3. Homegoing, Yaa Gyasi

4. Bird, Erik Anderson

5. American Sonnets for My Past and Future Assassin, Terrance Hayes

6. Milk Fed, Melissa Broder

7. The Arsonists' City, Hala Alyan

8. The Guild of the Infant Saviour, Meghan Culhane Galbraith

9. Wow, No Thank You, Samantha Irby

10. Animal, Lisa Taddeo

11. The Life of the Mind, Christine Smallwood

12. Leaving the World Behind, Rumaan Alam

13. Certain and Impossible Events, Candace Opper

14. Places I've Taken My Body, Molly McCully Brown

15. Cultish, Amanda Montell

16. Red, White, & Royal Blue, Casey McQuiston

17. I Love You but I've Chosen Darkness, Claire Vaye Watkins

18. We Keep the Dead Close, Becky Cooper

19. Savage Tongues, Azareen Van der Vliet Oloomi

20. Pedro's Theory, Marcos Gonsalez

21. Hades, Argentina, Daniel Loedel

22. Milk Blood Heat, Dantiel W. Moniz

23. The Office of Historical Corrections, Danielle Evans

24. The Secret Lives of Church Ladies, Deesha Philyaw

25. Tigana, Guy Gavriel Kay

26. Beartown, Frederick Backman

27. Fearing the Black Body, Sabrina Strings


1. Tell Me How It Ends: An Essay in Forty Questions, Valeria Luiselli

2. Ishmael, Daniel Quinn

3. The Future of Another Timeline, Analee Newitz

4. Too Much, Rachel Vorona Cote

5. Enter the Aardvark, Jessica Anthony

6. The Vegetarian, Han Kang

7. How To Write an Autobiographical Novel, Alexander Chee

8. About a Boy, Nick Hornby 

9. The Chosen, Chaim Potok

10. The Water Dancer, Ta-Nehisi Coates

11. The Whale Caller, Zakes Mda

13. Severance, Ling Ma

14. The God of Small Things, Arundhati Roy

15. Story of My Life, Arnold Ehret

16. The Splendid and the Vile, Erik Larson

17. My Year of Rest and Relaxation, Otessa Moshfegh

18. Excavation, Wendy C. Ortiz

19. Citizen, Claudia Rankine

20. The Book of Delights, Ross Gay

21. Afterland, Lauren Beukes

22. Watching You Without Me, Lynn Coady

23. A Burning, Megha Majumdar

24. Wave, Sonali Deraniyagala

25. Godshot, Chelsea Bieker 

26. The Country Under My Skin, Giocanda Belli

27. A Terrible Thing to Waste: Environmental Racism and Its Assault on the American Mind, Harriet A. Washington

28. Trace, Lauret Savoy

29. Such a Fun Age, Kiley Reid

30. A Thousand Lives, Julia Scheeres

31. Nature Poem, Tommy Pico

32. Hysteria, Jessica Gross

33. A Woman, A Man, An Outline of a Plan, Sarah Kasbeer

34. Jesus Land, Julia Scheeres

35. Bad Blood, John Carreyrou

36. Big Friendship, Ann Friedman and Aminatou Sow

37. Snake, Erica Wright

38. Temporary, Hilary Leichter

39. The Glass Hotel, Emily St. John Mandel

40. Norwegian Wood, Haruki Marukami

41. On Earth We're Briefly Gorgeous, Ocean Vuong

42. Spirit Run, Noé Álvarez

43. Broken Faith: Inside the Word of Faith, One of America's Most Dangerous Cults, Mitch Weiss and Holbrook Mohr

44. Real Life, Brandon Taylor

45. Abandon Me, Melissa Febos

46. How Much of These Hills is Gold, C Pam Zhang

47. The Kiss, Kathryn Harrison

48. Like A Bird, Fariha Róisín


1. Reading With Patrick by Michelle Kuo

2. Red: Passion and Patience in the Desert, Terry Tempest Williams

3. Dying: A Memoir, Cory Taylor

4. An Unspoken Hunger, Terry Tempest Williams

5. Blurring the Boundaries: Explorations to the Fringes of Nonfiction, ed. B.J. Hollars

6. My Lovely Wife in the Psych Ward, Mark Lukach

7. Voice Lessons, Nancy Mairs 

8. Pieces of White Shell, Terry Tempest Williams

9. Keep It Real, ed. Lee Gutkind

10. The Art of Time in Memoir, Sven Birkets

11. Finding Beauty in a Broken World, Terry Tempest Williams

12. Heart Berries, Terese Marie Mailhot

13. Heavy, Kiese Laymon

14. The Terrible, Yrsa Daley-Ward

15. Leaving the Witness, Amber Scorah

16. The Collected Schizophrenias, Esmé Weijun Wang

17. Red Clocks, Leni Zumas

18. Tell Me Everything You Don't Remember, Christine Hyung-Oak Lee

19. The Great Believers, Rebecca Makkai

20. Sing, Unburied, Sing, Jesmyn Ward

21. Far Flung, Cassandra Kircher

22. The Stranger in the Woods, Michael Finkel

23. Everything Happens for a Reason, Kate Bowler

24. Educated, Tara Westover

25. The Body Papers, Grace Talusan

26. Long Live the Tribe of Fatherless Girls, T Kira Madden

27. RX, Rachel Lindsay

28. Epilogue, Will Boast

29. The Unpassing, Chia-Chia Lin

30. The Third Rainbow Girl, Emma C. Eisenberg

31. The Immortalists, Chloe Benjamin

32. Once More We Saw Stars, Jayson Greene

33. Notes to Self, Emilie Pine

34. Things We Didn't Talk About When I Was a Girl, Jeannie Vanasco

35. The Incendiaries, R.O. Kwon

36. All The Fierce Tethers, Lia Purpura

37. I'm Lying But I'm Telling The Truth, Bassey Ipki

38. Where the Crawdads Sing, Delia Owens

39. The Magical Language of Others, E.J. Koh


1. Priestdaddy, Patricia Lockwood 

2. Her Body and Other Parties, Carmen Maria Machado

3. Composition and Sustainability, Derek Owens

4. Call Me Zebra, Azareen Van der Vliet Oloomi

5. Rhetoric of Respect: Recognizing Change at a Community Writing Center, Tiffany Rousculp

6. Composition and Sustainability, Derek Owens

7. Ecocomposition: Theoretical and Pedagogical Approaches, Weisser & Dobrin (editors)

8. The Art of Recklessness, Dean Young

9. Autobiography, Linda Anderson

10. The Child Who Never Grew, Pearl S. Buck

11. Invisible: A Memoir, Hugues De Montalembert

12. The Diving Bell and the Butterfly, Jean-Dominique Bauby

13. Carnal Acts, Nancy Mairs

14. The World I Live In, Helen Keller

15. Reading Autobiography, Sidonie Smith and Julia Watson

16. The Limits of Autobiography, Leigh Gilmore

17. Where is the Mango Princess?, Cathy Crimmins

18. Blue Nights, Joan Didion

19. Living Autobiographically: How We Create Identity in Narrative, Paul John Eakin 

20. Autobiographics: A Feminist Theory of Women's Self-Representation, Leigh Gilmore 

21. Stitches: A Memoir, David Small

22. Tainted Witness: Why We Doubt What Women Say About Their Lives, Leigh Gilmore

23. Waist-High in the World: A Life Among the Nondisabled, Nancy Mairs

24. Vulnerable Subjects: Ethics and Life Writing, G. Thomas Couser

25. Stop-Time, Frank Conroy

26. The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat, Oliver Sacks

27. Too Late To Die Young, Harriet McBryde Johnson

28. Mean Little Deaf Queer: A Memoir, Terry Galloway

29. The Gospel of Trees, Apricot Irving

30. Extraordinary Bodies: Figuring Physical Disability in American Culture and Literature, Rosemarie Garland Thomson

31. Mirror Talk: Genres of Crisis in Contemporary Autobiography, Susanna Egan

32. The Wounded Storyteller: Body, Illness, and Ethics, Arthur W. Frank

33. Epileptic, David B.

34. Body, Remember, Kenny Fries

35. The Cancer Journals, Audre Lorde

36. A Room of One's Own, Virginia Woolf

37. Wonderful Adventures of Mrs. Seacole, Mary Seacole

38. The Cry of the Gull, Emmanuelle Laborit

39. The War, Marguerite Duras

40. The History of Mary Prince, Mary Prince

41. Memoir: An Introduction, G. Thomas Couser

42. Unruly Bodies: Life Writing by Women with Disabilities, Susannah B. Mintz

43. The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down, Anne Fadiman 

44. Poverty Creek Journal, Thomas Gardner

45. Notes of a Native Son, James Baldwin

46. The Me, Without, Jacqueline Raposo

47. The Promised Land, Mary Antin

48. The Rejected Body: Feminist Philosophical Reflections on Disability, Susan Wendell

49. Late Air, Jaclyn Gilbert

50. The Answer to the Riddle is Me, David Stuart MacLean

51. Jane, Maggie Nelson

52. The Red Parts, Maggie Nelson

53. Manic: A Memoir, Terri Cheney

54. Let it Bang, RJ Young

55. Lucky, Alice Sebold

56. Hunger: A Memoir of (My) Body, Roxane Gay

57. Between the World and Me, Ta-Nehisi Coates

58. When Breath Becomes Air, Paul Kalanithi

59. The Hour of Land, Terry Tempest Williams

60. Season of the Body, Brenda Miller

61. What Made Maddy Run, Kate Fagan

62. It's Not Yet Dark, Simon Fitzmaurice

63. Blurring the Boundaries edited by B.J. Hollars

64. Voice Lessons by Nancy Mairs


1. The House in Paris, Elizabeth Bowen

2. Voyage in the Dark, Jean Rhys

3. The Return of the Soldier, Rebecca West

4. The Good Soldier, Ford Madox Ford

5. The Virginia State Colony for Epileptics and Feebleminded: Poems, Molly McCully Brown

6. Dubliners, James Joyce

7. Blue Front, Martha Collins

8. Bastards of the Reagan Era, Reginald Dwayne Betts

9. The Heart of Darkness, Joseph Conrad

10. Look, Solmaz Sharif

11. The Big Smoke, Adrian Matejka

12. The Dead Wrestler Elegies, W. Todd Kaneko

13. Dance Dance Revolution, Cathy Park Hong

14. The Black Maria, Aracelis Girmay

15. Boy, Snow, Bird, Helen Oyeyemi

16. Swimming Studies, Leanne Shapton

17. Fates and Furies, Lauren Groff

18. Euphoria, Lily King

19. Gold Fame Citrus, Claire Vaye Watkins

20. Rock Springs, Richard Ford

21. The Bright Hour, Nina Riggs

22. The Fact of a Body, Alexandria Marzano-Lesnevich

23. The Orphan Master's Son, Adam Johnson

24. Americanah, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

25. All the Birds, Singing, Evie Wild

26. The Handmaid's Tale, Margaret Atwood

27. A Terrible, Beautiful Thing, Jen Waite

28. Beloved, Toni Morrison

29. Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, Frederick Douglass

30. Talk Thai, Ira Sukrungruang

31. Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl, Harriet Jacobs

32. Dessa Rose, Shirley Anne Williams

33. Kindred, Octavia Butler

34. Invisible Man, Ralph Ellison

35. Parable of the Sower, Octavia Butler

36. The Underground Railroad, Colson Whitehead

37. Zeitoun, Dave Eggers

38. The Unbroken Country, Paisley Rekdal

39. The Glass Eye, Jeannie Vanasco


1. On Such a Full Sea, Chang-Rae Lee

2. Slaughterhouse Five, Kurt Vonnegut

3. The Turn of the Screw, Henry James

4. Winesburg, Ohio, Sherwood Anderson

5. Ghostbread, Sonja Livingston

6. The Lowland, Jhumpa Lahiri

7. A Body, Undone, Christina Crosby

8. Lolita, Vladimir Nabokov

9. Dear Sound of Footstep, Ashley Butler

10. Class A : Baseball in the Middle of Everywhere, Lucas Mann

11. Missoula, Jon Krakauer

12. Visit From the Goon Squad, Jennifer Egan

13. Bridge, Robert Thomas

14. One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, Ken Kesey

15. Everything I Never Told You, Celeste Ng

16. Born to Run, Christopher McDougall

17. The Sympathizer, Viet Thanh Nguyen

18. Bluets, Maggie Nelson

19. Housekeeping, Marilynne Robinson

20. The Martian Chronicles, Ray Bradbury

21. Fast Girl, Suzy Favor Hamilton

22. What I Talk About when I Talk About Running, Haruki Marukami

23. The Vacationers, Emma Straub

24. Shake Terribly the Earth, Sarah Beth Childers

25. Running with the Buffaloes, Christopher Lear

26. Black Aperture, Matt Rasmussen

27. When My Brother Was an Aztec, Natalie Diaz

28. Lighthead, Terrance Hayes

29. The Yiddish Policeman's Union, Michael Chabon

30. Pretty Good for a Girl, Leslie Heywood

31. Oroonoko, Aphra Behn

32. Good Kings Bad Kings, Susan Nussbaum

33. Safekeeping, Abigail Thomas

34. Running with Scissors, Augusten Burroughs

35. In Order to Live, Yeonmi Park

36. Good Morning, Midnight, Lily Brooks-Dalton


1. A Small Place, Jamaica Kincaid

2. On Immunity: An Inoculation, Eula Biss

3. Pilgrim's Wilderness, Tom Kizzia

4. Encounters with the Archdruid, John McPhee

5. Born Under an Assumed Name, Sara Taber

6. Motorcycles I've Loved, Lily Brooks-Dalton

7. Held at a Distance, Rebecca Hale

8. Dreams From My Father, Barack Obama

9. The Open Road, Pico Iyer

10. The Residue Years, Mitchell S. Jackson

11. The Night of the Gun, David Carr

12. Girl on the Train, Paula Hawkins

13. Duel with the Devil, Paul Collins

14. Gone Girl, Gillian Flynn

15. Revertigo, Floyd Skloot

16. The Nightingale, Kristin Hannah

17. The Golden Apples, Eudora Welty

18. Bastard Out of Carolina, Dorothy Allison

19. The Year of Magical Thinking, Joan Didion

20. Disgrace, J.M. Coetzee

21. Without You, There is No Us, Suki Kim

22. Tracks, Robyn Davidson

23. Tiny Beautiful Things, Cheryl Strayed

24. Thunderstruck, Erik Larson

25. The Listeners, Leni Zumas

26. Graceland, Chris Abani

27. Wedlocked, Jay Ponteri

28. The Other Side, Lacy M. Johnson

29. Wondering Who You Are, Sonya Lea

30. The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, Rebecca Skloot

31. The Situation and the Story, Vivian Gornick

32. Bird by Bird, Anne Lammot

33. Among the Thugs, Bill Buford

34. The McDougall Plan, John and Mary McDougall

35. The Meat Racket, Christopher Leonard

36. The Flight of the Iguana, David Quamman

37. I Live on Fruit, Essie Honiball

38. The Chronology of Water, Lidia Yuknavitch

39. Beyond the Beautiful Forevers, Katherine Boo

40. The Argonauts, Maggie Nelson

41. The Bell Jar, Sylvia Plath

42. Speak, Memory, Vladimir Nabokov

43. The Art of Memoir, Mary Karr

44. The Lifespan of A Fact, John D'Agata

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