Book Riot's 2020 Read Harder Challenge , hosted by thestorygraph

Read a memoir by someone from a religious tradition (or lack of religious tradition) that is not your own
All books added to this prompt


Tara Westover

nonfiction autobiography memoir
emotional inspiring reflective medium-paced

352 pages | first published 2018

Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis

J.D. Vance

nonfiction biography memoir
informative reflective medium-paced

257 pages | first published 2016

Brown Girl Dreaming

Jacqueline Woodson

nonfiction memoir poetry
emotional hopeful reflective medium-paced

337 pages | first published 2014

The Starless Sea

Erin Morgenstern

fiction fantasy
adventurous mysterious medium-paced

512 pages | first published 2019

The Henna Wars

Adiba Jaigirdar

fiction contemporary lgbtqia+ romance
emotional lighthearted reflective medium-paced

400 pages | first published 2020

In Order to Live: A North Korean Girl's Journey to Freedom

Yeonmi Park, Maryanne Vollers

nonfiction memoir
emotional inspiring sad medium-paced

273 pages | first published 2015


The Night Trilogy #1

Elie Wiesel

nonfiction history memoir
emotional reflective sad medium-paced

115 pages | first published 1958

I Am Malala: The Story of the Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban

Christina Lamb, Malala Yousafzai

nonfiction autobiography feminism
emotional inspiring medium-paced

327 pages | first published 2012

Against the Loveless World

Susan Abulhawa

fiction historical
challenging emotional reflective slow-paced

384 pages | first published 2020

The Road to Jonestown: Jim Jones and Peoples Temple

Jeff Guinn

nonfiction biography history true crime
informative reflective slow-paced

454 pages | first published 2017