I know quite a few readers who credit reading a memoir as their gateway into other nonfiction. But, it refers to more than that—any time a person writes from their own personal knowledge or special sources. A great memoir takes a reader into a different world, bringing them along as the author faces struggles big and small. The best can make you laugh, cry, think and yearn to explore new ideas.
15 Essay-Length Short Memoirs to Read Online on Your Lunch Break
I love memoirs and essays, so the genre of essay-length short memoirs is one of my favorite. The length allows me to read broadly on a whim with minimal commitment. In roughly 5—30 minutes, I can consume a complete morsel of literature, which always leaves me happier than the same amount of time spent scrolling through my various social news feeds. What exactly are short memoirs? I define them as essay-length works that weave together life experiences around a central theme.
Let's face it: The amount of classics in your TBR pile could fill a library. Having a bad day, a rough month even? These charming stories of a country animal doctor are truly a delight and some of the most fun you can have reading books. No joke.