Biography

A biography (from the Greek words bios meaning "life", and graphos meaning "write") is a non-fictional account of a person's life. Biographies are written by an author who is not the subject/focus of the book.

See also:
Autobiography
Memoir
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House of Sticks
The Woman They Could Not Silence: One Woman, Her Incredible Fight for Freedom, and the Men Who Tried to Make Her Disappear
Ethel Rosenberg: An American Tragedy
The Ride of Her Life: The True Story of a Woman, Her Horse, and Their Last-Chance Journey Across America
Kin: A Memoir
All That She Carried: The Journey of Ashley's Sack, a Black Family Keepsake
Nowhere Girl: A Memoir of a Fugitive Childhood
A Quantum Life: My Unlikely Journey from the Street to the Stars
The Outlier: The Life and Presidency of Jimmy Carter
Leaving Breezy Street: A Memoir
The Natural Mother of the Child
The Burning Blue: The Untold Story of Christa McAuliffe and Nasa's Challenger Disaster
Passport to Heaven: The True Story of a Zealous Mormon Missionary Who Discovers the Jesus He Never Knew
Letters to a Young Athlete
She Memes Well: Essays
Educated
Born a Crime: Stories From a South African Childhood
Becoming
A Promised Land
The Comfort Book
Hidden Valley Road: Inside the Mind of an American Family
Becky: The Heartbreaking Story of Becky Watts by Her Father Darren Galsworthy
Killing the Mob: The Fight Against Organized Crime in America
Live Your Life: My Story of Loving and Losing Nick Cordero
Between Two Kingdoms: A Memoir of a Life Interrupted
Brat: An '80s Story
The Puma Years: A Memoir of Love and Transformation in the Bolivian Jungle
Can't Hurt Me: Master Your Mind and Defy the Odds
Sprinting Through No Man's Land: Endurance, Tragedy, and Rebirth in the 1919 Tour de France
¡Hola Papi!: How to Come Out in a Walmart Parking Lot and Other Life Lessons
The Hunger Games by Suzanne CollinsCatching Fire by Suzanne CollinsMockingjay by Suzanne CollinsDivergent by Veronica RothVampire Academy by Richelle Mead
Favourite young adult books
1,360 books — 1,384 voters
Bossypants by Tina FeyIs Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? by Mindy KalingYes Please by Amy PoehlerLet's Pretend This Never Happened by Jenny  LawsonAre You There, Vodka? It's Me, Chelsea by Chelsea Handler
Funny Women Memoirs
405 books — 1,523 voters

To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper LeePride and Prejudice by Jane AustenJane Eyre by Charlotte BrontëThe Diary of a Young Girl by Anne FrankThe Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood
Best Woman-Authored Books
7,218 books — 5,736 voters
Steve Jobs by Walter IsaacsonUnbroken by Laura HillenbrandEinstein by Walter IsaacsonInto the Wild by Jon KrakauerJohn Adams by David McCullough
Best Biographies
1,240 books — 2,738 voters

Band of Brothers by Stephen E. AmbroseBlack Hawk Down by Mark BowdenHiroshima by John HerseyUnbroken by Laura HillenbrandOn Killing by Dave Grossman
Best Non-fiction War Books
1,816 books — 2,225 voters
Things Fall Apart by Chinua AchebeThe Poisonwood Bible by Barbara KingsolverHalf of a Yellow Sun by Chimamanda Ngozi AdichieHeart of Darkness by Joseph ConradCry, the Beloved Country by Alan Paton
Africa (fiction and nonfiction)
1,640 books — 1,726 voters

Steve Jobs
The Diary of a Young Girl
Becoming
Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience and Redemption
Elon Musk: Tesla, SpaceX, and the Quest for a Fantastic Future
John Adams
Alexander Hamilton
Einstein: His Life and Universe
Educated
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
Bossypants
Born a Crime: Stories From a South African Childhood
Into the Wild
The Autobiography of Malcolm X
I Am Malala: The Story of the Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban

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