Fave Reads of 2015: Memoirs and Celebrity Voices

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I’m continuing my Faves of 2015 series today with Memoirs and Celebrity Voices (Humor, Nonfiction, Memoir). Catch up with my Adult Fiction and YA picks here. Here are my FictionRomance and New Adult and Memoir picks from 2014.

I listen to a lot of audiobooks and one of my favorite categories to listen to is Memoirs. I even find myself listening to them even if I wasn’t previously familiar with the subject. Following are some of my favorites of the year – since I didn’t get to review all of these I’m glad I can spotlight them in some way.

Fave Reads of 2015: Memoirs and Celebrity Voices

I listened to audiobooks of all of these selections (all read by the author) and they are entertaining listens:

Why Not Me? by Mindy Kaling – My TV obsession Mindy Kaling is back with another fun and fabulous book. “Mindy also shares her thoughts on beauty, love, sex scenes, body image, likeability, hard work and confidence and more.”

Year of Yes: How to Dance it Out, Stand in the Sun and Be Your Own Person by Shonda Rhimes – Wow, this book made me feel like such a slacker! The creator of TGIT (Grey’s Anatomy, Scandal, How to Get Away with Murder) writes about her year of saying yes to all the outside-her-comfort-zone opportunities that came her way. This book is really inspiring.

You’re Never Weird on the Internet by Felicia Day – The “Queen of the Geeks” talks about her rise from homeschooled introvert to Internet Entrepreneur. “This is an entertaining audiobook for fans of humorous memoirs, and an inspiring story for anyone in the creative field.”


Modern Romance by Aziz Ansari – It was a huge year for Ansari –  from the final season of Parks and Rec to the launch of his new show Master of None to the release of his first book. “Aziz Ansari bucks the celebrity memoir trend and instead writes a humorous book on dating in the digital age. In Modern Romance, Ansari teams up with sociologist Eric Klinenberg to look at dating habits and cultural trends and the pros and cons of finding love on your smartphone.” The audiobook is especially hilarious.

Furiously Happy: A Funny Book About Horrible Things by Jenny Lawson – Jenny Lawson shares her experiences living with depression, anxiety and an autoimmune disorder, and being furiously happy with life. “Lawson’s own furiously happy stories are personal and relatable and I’m grateful she’s sharing them with the world so that those of us dealing with our own personal demons can feel less alone.”

Girl in a Band by Kim Gordon – The Sonic Youth founding member talks about the end of her longtime marriage to bandmate Thurston Moore, and her very creative life. “Girl in a Band is a powerful read that I think anyone who likes music memoirs, and especially the 90s music scene would enjoy. Kim Gordon has led a fascinating life and I enjoyed getting to know her better in this personal and honest memoir.”

Yes, My Accent is Real: And Some Other Things I Haven’t Told You by Kunal Nayyar – OK I’ve never seen Big Bang Theory but I read positive reviews about this humorous memoir and so I picked it up at the library. This collection of stories is about Nayyar’s upbringing and his path to becoming an actor.

Some Non-Fiction reads I didn’t get to this year but are on my list for 2016 are: Between the World and Me, Ghettoside, H is for Hawk, and Big Magic. Plus I still need to get inspired by The Life Changing Magic of Tidying up!

What were your favorite Memoirs / Humor / Non-Fiction books of the year?


One thought on “Fave Reads of 2015: Memoirs and Celebrity Voices

  1. I do love a good memoir so I can’t believe I haven’t read any of those.

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