TR.06 | The Rise of the Bibliomemoir by Lucy Scholes
Listen to Tea Reads, Episode 6: Close Readings: The Rise of the Bibliomemoir by Lucy Scholes
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Our Tea Reads for this weekend is an article on the rise of bibliomemoirs by Lucy Scholes for the Financial Times. With Bookworm, The Reading Cure, My Life with Bob and many other similar bookish memoirs being published recently, it's clear that there is an increasing interest in how books have shaped people's lives. Sophie and I definitely share this interest, and we had a great time chatting about Lucy's article and some of our favourite memoirs, as well as ones we've added to our list to try.
Listen to hear our thoughts on some of our favourite bibliomemoirs.
- Close Readings: The Rise of the Bibliomemoir by Lucy Scholes (Note: you may have to sign up for a trial of the Financial Times to read it, if you're not already a subscriber. I'm not a subscriber, but could still read it; however Sophie had to sign up for the trial.)
- H is for Hawk by Helen MacDonald
- My Life With Bob: Flawed Heroine Keeps Book of Books, Plot Ensues by Pamela Paul.
- How to be a Heroine by Samantha Ellis.
- My Life in Middlemarch by Rebecca Mead
- The Reading Cure: How Books Restored My Appetite by Laura Freeman
- Wild Things: The Joy of Reading Children's Literature as an Adult by Bruce Handy
- Howard's End is on the Landing by Susan Hill
- Dear Farenheit 451: A Librarian's Love Letters and Break-Up Notes to her Books by Annie Spence
- 84 Charing Cross Road by Helene Hanff
- Sophie's instagram: @sophie_perdita.
- Miranda's instagram: @mirandasnotebook and @mirandasbookcase.
Do you enjoy bibliomemoirs too? Are there any you would recommend for us to try? Do get in touch and let us know! You can drop us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org, or connect with us on instagram.