While a great novel can be engaging, there's nothing quite like a true story. Isn't it?
A memoir shares the most personal part of someone's live through their writing. Sometimes these stories are hilarious, heartbreaking, painful, horrifying, or a combination of all. The best can make you laugh, cry, reflect and even learn.
We put together our best books on memoirs that deserve to be on your reading list!
Jacques Casanova de Seingalt | Biography
The biography of famous 18th Century Italian adventurer, Casanova(1725-1798).
Twisted Sister Suki | Erotica
If being a bitch was an Olympic sport, Judith Chambers would win gold every time. Stealing other women's husbands comes natural to her, so naturally she's hired a Private Investigator to help her select the perfect candidate. She'll change her look, her accent, her nationality - there's no length Judith won't go to in order to satisfy her twisted appetites. So what dark secrets do Judith Chambers harbor? Some say she's a witch, some say she's made a pact with the devil, and some say she is the devil in female form. The first in a brand new genre called Psycho Romance, Memoirs of a Bitch is erotic, erratic, and downright sacrilegious - unlike anything you've ever read before. Love her or hate her, just don't turn your back on her - EVER! The Sequel, Return of the Bitch, is now available from Amazon and all leading stockists.
Mary Wadsworth-Cooke | Biography
Join Maria in her bittersweet telling of a South African woman’s coming of age: Of dawn patrols as a child with her Oupa (grandpa) for rogue lion in the bush veldt; of mischievous boarding school life with its insatiable prankishness; of a hitchhiking tour in cold war Europe, sweet romance, political intrigue and tragedy. Then, back again in Africa, caught in the horror of the Congolese uprising and thence to America.
Arthur Conan Doyle | Mystery Classics
The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes is a collection of Sherlock Holmes stories, originally published in 1894, by Arthur Conan Doyle.
Baron Etienne Leon Lamothe-Langon | Biography
A popular courtesan in Paris creates false documents in order to marry into royalty.
Frances Burnay | Romance Classics
Kelsey Purcell | Self-Improvement
Refuse To Be Silenced is a memoir of my personal experience going through finding a great love, then realizing it was all a lie. The man I once knew had been wearing a mask, covering his true character from me and the rest of the world. One night, he takes off the mask to reveal his dark monster. This dark monster subjected me to months of verbal, emotional and sexual abuse until I finally found my escape. This is my story, but I know there are many others who have experienced or are experiencing similar situations, and I hope this book can inspire them to get out and thrive on their own. To other victims out there: know you are not alone and know you can refuse to be silenced.
John Cleland | Humanities and Arts
Memoirs of a Woman of Pleasure, popularly known as Fanny Hill, is a novel by John Cleland. Written in 1748 while Cleland was in debtor's prison in London, it is considered the first modern "erotic novel" in English, and has become a byword for the battle of censorship of erotica.
George Loukas | Biography
A series of short memoirs starting from my very early school years,(G.P.S.) through secondary education, (Delinquents), through university studies in London, England,(3, Wetherby), through my many, intimate, precious and not so precious friendships, through my life and occupation in Cairo, Egypt, through my many professional difficulties and the "Vortex" of my final business failure and lastly, a memoir of a business trip to a town in northern Greece called Katerini.
Elizabeth-Charlotte | Biography
Madame Elizabeth-Charlotte's account of the life of King Louis XIV, who reigned over France and Navarre between 1643 and 1715.
James Hogg | Horror Classics
This FREE e-Book features a famous tale by famed Scottish writer, James Hogg. It is about Robert, who having committed a series of heinous but supposedly justified crimes, finally takes his own life. Download it now!
K. E. Ward | Short Stories
Reflections of an Artist is a memoir about my creativity, heartbreaks, mental illness, and recovery. In it you will find memories of broken hearts, my love for the late musician Kurt Cobain, and survival. As a Seattleite I tend to have fond feelings for him, and I believe he was important enough to me to include him in a short reflection of my life story. Kurt Cobain was my greatest love, more than anyone else who has ever broken my heart. I will always love him. He was my truest love.
Sarah Bernhardt | Memoirs & Biography
Memoir of the great actress/courtesan
Fyodor Dostoevsky | Fiction Classics
Dostoevsky's Notes from the Underground is a psychological study of the deepest darkest skeletons in the closet of the human mind.
justin spring | Biography
ALICE HICKEY: Between Worlds is a fast-paced, sometimes troubling memoir of a seven year period spent by the author and psychic Alice Hickey in trying to unwind a skein of bewildering psychic events that had almost cost the author his mind. That effort sends them ricocheting back and forth between Sarasota, Tavernier Key, Panama, Santa Monica, Sedona, and the San Blas Islands and then, finally, back in time to the dawn of the human race. This is a totally new look at the roots of human consciousness, the psychic roots of poetry, the early Mother Goddess period, and our constantly evolving consciousness, but even more, it is a moving story about a deep friendship that blossomed unexpectedly on the unruly border between the two worlds.
Paula Liebe | Biography
Paula Liebe is a successful Dutch businesswoman who escapes her boring corporate career and boldly moves to the Mexican Riviera Maya to study the Mayan prophesies, become a yoga teacher and start a spiritual center. Paula also escapes the pain from her childhood abuse in continued battles with her addictions. She has traveled to India to learn about the spiritual teachings of yoga. She has traveled to Brazil to study the ceremonial and shamanic use of the sacred plant medicine Ayahuasca. Now that she has found her new home in Playa del Carmen, it looks like she is able to tackle her last demons with her therapist. Continuously in search for her true love, it is clear that she needs to reveal the secret about the relationship with her business partner, a secret that holds the key to her healing process. With a raw, sexy and humorous style, Paula Liebe describes her life that reads like a sensual, spiritual and adventurous novel, but is in fact a true story.
David Parsons | Biography
As a blogger the short stories and memoirs of David 'Big Dave' Parsons have received in excess 500,000 reads to date. True tales of his time in prison, days as a drug dealer and life post leaving it all behind. The KP team have looked through over 5 years worth of blogs and hand picked the top 40. Each story has been tweaked as well as tidied up for publishing and for those familiar with the blogs of Big Dave there has been new detail added. kokyprik.com is proud to present; Against The Grain - 40 blogs from Big Dave.