A Year Of Biographies

You Don't Look Like Anyone I Know

 

Today I looked back at the 24 biographies I’ve read and reviewed in the last 12 months, and tried to decided which was my favorite one. Was it the one about the Dutch Resistance woman in World War II, the couple who threw their lives into building a bookstore in an impoverished community, the story of a boat family fleeing Vietnam, the lady struggling with ALS, the country vet, or the Russian Jewish grandmother that refused to use her American vacuum cleaner? After looking over the titles, I simply could not chose one. Each one was unique and wonderful. If you haven’t read a biography recently, pick one up at your local library!

Here’s a list of the ones I’ve read this year; give one of them a try!

The Hiding Place (Dutch Resistance woman in WWII)
https://alwaysreading1.wordpress.com/2014/04/09/the-hiding-place-by-corrie-ten-boom-1971-2/

The Little Bookstore Of Big Stone Gap
https://alwaysreading1.wordpress.com/2014/04/09/the-little-bookstore-of-big-stone-gap-by-wendy-welch-2012/

Three Came Home (prisoner of war mother and child in Borneo)
https://alwaysreading1.wordpress.com/2014/04/09/three-came-home-by-agnes-newton-keith-1947/

Bed Number Ten (Guillian-Barre Syndrome)
https://alwaysreading1.wordpress.com/2014/04/09/bed-number-ten-by-sue-baier-and-mary-zimmeth-schomaker-1986-1995/

My Russian Grandmother And Her American Vacuum Cleaner
https://alwaysreading1.wordpress.com/2014/04/26/my-russian-grandmother-and-her-american-vacuum-cleaner-by-meir-shalev-2011/

Happy Happy Happy (Phil Robertson, Duck Dynasty)
https://alwaysreading1.wordpress.com/2014/04/15/happy-happy-happy-by-phil-robertson-2013/

Unbroken (Louis Zamparini, WWII pilot)
https://alwaysreading1.wordpress.com/2014/04/09/unbroken-by-laura-hillenbrand-2010/

iWoz (Steve Wozniak, computer inventor)
https://alwaysreading1.wordpress.com/2014/04/09/iwoz-by-steve-wozniak-2006/

Tisha (Alaskan schoolteacher)
https://alwaysreading1.wordpress.com/2014/07/13/tisha-by-anne-hobbs-as-told-to-robert-specht-1976/

You Don’t Look Like Anyone I Know (face blindness)
https://alwaysreading1.wordpress.com/2014/07/10/you-dont-look-like-anyone-i-know-by-heather-sellers-2010/

The Radioactive Boy Scout
https://alwaysreading1.wordpress.com/2014/07/06/the-radioactive-boy-scout-by-ken-silverstein-2004/

The Glass Castle (journalist raised in dysfunctional family)
https://alwaysreading1.wordpress.com/2014/06/27/the-glass-castle-by-jeannette-walls-2005/

All I Can Handle (parent of 3 autistic children)
https://alwaysreading1.wordpress.com/2014/06/18/all-i-can-handle-im-no-mother-teresa-by-kim-stagliano-2010/

The Prize Winner Of Defiance Ohio (contest winner mother of ten children)
https://alwaysreading1.wordpress.com/2014/05/29/the-prize-winner-of-defiance-ohio-by-terri-ryan-2001/

Brain On Fire (woman with mystery illness)
https://alwaysreading1.wordpress.com/2014/05/26/brain-on-fire-by-susannah-cahalan-2012/

Gifted Hands (pediatric neurosurgeon)
https://alwaysreading1.wordpress.com/2014/10/07/gifted-hands-by-ben-carson-1990/

Against Medical Advise (teenager with Tourette’s Syndrome)
https://alwaysreading1.wordpress.com/2014/09/06/against-medical-advice-by-james-patterson-and-hal-friedman-2007/

The Devil In Pew Number Seven (family terrorized by church member)
https://alwaysreading1.wordpress.com/2014/08/01/the-devil-in-pew-number-seven-by-rebecca-nichols-alonzo-2010/

Unlikely Angel (recovering drug addict)
https://alwaysreading1.wordpress.com/2014/07/25/unlikely-angel-by-ashley-smith-with-stacy-mattingly-2005/

Where The Wind Leads (boat people fleeing Vietnam)
https://alwaysreading1.wordpress.com/2015/01/02/where-the-wind-leads-by-vinh-chung-and-tim-downs-2014/

Don’t Kill The Birthday Girl (girl with life-threatening allergies)
https://alwaysreading1.wordpress.com/2014/12/26/dont-kill-the-birthday-girl-by-sandra-beasley-2011/

All Creatures Great And Small
https://alwaysreading1.wordpress.com/2015/03/23/all-creatures-great-and-small-by-james-herriot-1972/

I Remember Running (ALS Lou Gehrig’s Disease)
https://alwaysreading1.wordpress.com/2015/03/10/i-remember-running-by-darcy-wakefield-2005/

Be Different: Adventures Of A Free-Range Aspergian
https://alwaysreading1.wordpress.com/2015/02/20/be-different-adventures-of-a-free-range-aspergian-by-john-elder-robison-2011/

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