My first topic is going to be Biographies and Memoirs. The idea for this feature came to me while I was reading Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson. I read the 600 biography in five days and it is one of the best biographies I've ever read. I wanted to discuss the book on the blog, but I have a self-imposed rule on staying within the YA genre. An occasional feature is a way I can promote Steve Jobs and other non-YA books I love without changing the focus of my blog.
Unlike most young women, I spent my teen and college years mostly reading biographies and historical and political non-fiction. Lots of people won't touch biographies/memoirs with a ten foot pole, but they are my favorite non-fiction genre.
My plan for this feature is to highlight my favorite biographies/memoirs and my readers' favorite books. I'm not sure exactly how it will shape up, but I'm excited to start this new project.
What are one or two of the best biographies / memoirs you've ever read?
Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org with your suggestions.
I'm hoping to post the list in the first week or two of April, so be on the look out for the first edition of Read Outside the Box!!!