Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Memorable Memoirs Reading Challenge 2012

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.)

The Rules:
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.

The Dates:
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.

Well, this one was a no-brainer, right?  Memoirs. Reading memoirs. Right up my alley!

I am going all in for this one.  Going for the big kahuna...and anticipate beating it:

Memoirist: read 10+ memoirs

Bring them on!!!


Melissa said...

Whooot!!!! Glad you'e joining us ... and glad you're all in! Looking forward to seeing what you'll be reading.