Archive for the ‘Autobiography/Memoir’ Category

I’ve wanted to read this book for ages, simply for the title, which is one of the most beautiful titles I’ve ever come across. So, I finally picked it up, and it’s probably one of the most beautiful autobiographies I’ve ever read. On reading the blurb, I thought it would be similar to the Pulitzer […]


And so, my Booker shortlist (2009) journey continues with Coetzee’s fictional memoir, which completes the trilogy, already containing Boyhood and Youth. I haven’t read either of them, so, I wasn’t sure what to expect with Summertime, although my experience with Coetzee told me it wouldn’t be a very “summertime” book. Needless to say, I was […]


This is a short hundred and eighty page book, which has Murakami talk about his life, and the importance of running in it. It’s a quick-paced interesting read for everyone – be it a marathon runner, or a marathon reader. You can call it an autobiography, a memoir, a travel journal, or a training diary […]