Top 10 Memoir Books of 2015

 

Memoirs are an all-time favorite- both for youth and the elderly. They share real-life experiences that are very rarely scripted on a piece of paper or in the form of a book. 2015 was actually a mesmerizing year for memoirs. The ones that were published in 2015 have created a life lasting experience for all the readers. The world is fast growing especially in the arena of real-life stories and mesmerizing accounts that might give hope and solve the needs of the daily life problems. Memoirs are good as well as bad memories scripted by the authors in the most honest way possible. To read memoirs is always an enriching experience and one can draw inspiration from these books. This does not mean as multitasking but here are some of the top 10 that you can choose one as your coffee partner. The rankings are based on the honest feedback and reviews from the readers.

DILIP KUMAR: THE SUBSTANCE AND THE SHADOW

The Marlin Brando of India has got a huge experience to share with his fans and his international audience. There could be none who have not watched his movies.

Read it For:
The naturally acting capabilities and few of his lows might give a life bound lesson to the readers. He was, in fact, termed as a tragedy king by few, and hence would share some of his ups and downs of his life in a reader-friendly note.
Don't Read it For:
The connect with the youth could have been little better in terms of images and illustrations.
What makes this book stand out?:
This could be your best coffee partner during travelling in vacations or long trips. The accomplished actor has more to say about his memoirs and yes, mesmerizing of course!

A WORK IN PROGRESS: A MEMOIR

One can never miss the name Connor Franta trending on social media channels. Thus, huge receptions and awards and yes an internationally acclaimed account. Let's jump into his memoir and what he has to say? But only the titbits and trailers.

Read it For:
Interesting it is to observe and read through some of the minute instances of a youth life. Let the tiny little suspense enthrall you. Millenials would like it but not love it.
Don't Read it For:
The encounters of a techie loving boy with the world at large must be the best bet for being a memoir.
What makes this book stand out?:
Connor Franta has done that in his own exceptional way. This could be your best coffee partner during snacks or munches during evenings.

UNLADY LIKE: A MEMOIR

Radhika Vaz is an advertising expert, so let's try and unravel the exact nature of this memoir. Not to mention the title, which is a marketing genius. In the world of negatives getting attracted more than positives, Radhika Vaz makes a clear point in her memoir.

Read it For:
Strongness does not mean boldness, it is the intelligent way to drive through tough environments. In her memoir, one can get that feel.
Don't Read it For:
Some might feel it is too bold.
What makes this book stand out?:
It could be wonderful to have our partner, our friend or our roommate to read along with an aromatic coffee during your weekends. It's definitely inspirational and motivating for the young advertising folk!

WHY NOT ME?

Sounds like Enrique Iglesias's album Euphoria phrases, and yes one could get such euphoric moments from Vera Mindy Chockalingam. Dr. Mindy has written many content pieces till date, so her works are undoubtedly mesmerizing with her volumes of experiences in television media as well.

Read it For:
Mindy project may be comedy attire, but this book is definitely her own life memories not to laugh at.
Don't Read it For:
This memoir is not limited to glamour and fashion only but is a feel good, quick read.
What makes this book stand out?:
So, the best option is to have it as a steamy coffee partner during your sick days. There is a definite chance that you would recoup faster than you thought!
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FLUFFY AND ME

More of emotions and less of visible reality, that’s Anita Krishan for you with yet another fictitious memoir not from the author but of a little girl. This book made this list on the only account of being too connective with the little hearts in our big mature sort of ways and thinking.

Read it For:
The little girl’s tiny little dreams and emotions will surely take us to a different level of imagination.
Don't Read it For:
The book may get a little too monotonous.
What makes this book stand out?:
One can read this at a time when we are highly stressed up in our offices or at homes to wake our inner child dome and yes mesmerizing of course!

BETWEEN THE WORLD AND ME

Ta Nehisi Paul Coates works was made brilliant with a very simple reason for his mass communication skills. One can easily connect with awe with his titles and his writings.

Read it For:
He chooses his son, to share some of his memoirs in this account. True accounts might take us to the inner connections of our own life, but that does not mean the implications and executions are the same.
Don't Read it For:
Yes the incidences and instances might be serious and may depress us sometimes.
What makes this book stand out?:
So, It's better to complete our lonely evenings with a mild coffee and these events.

A GIRL WITH SEVEN NAMES: A NORTH KOREAN DEFECTOR’S STORY

Kim Jeong Un is the name that is frequented very often these days in print media that is in newspapers and also in social media. Imagine a girl escaped from that regime, comes out and with free hands and free mind writes a memoir on herself. Interesting is it?

Read it For:
The book captures the struggle and survival instincts of the girl, the author herself. Oppression is in the minds and not in the souls, is what when might genuinely come across while reading Hyeonsee Lee’s memories of her life.
Don't Read it For:
Will be motivational, and at times feel sorry for.
What makes this book stand out?:
Overall it’s a good coffee partner during tough tomorrows.

AN UNFINISHED AGENDA: MY LIFE IN THE PHARMACEUTICALS INDUSTRY

We might rarely come across spirited entrepreneurs writing on their success especially from India. The health industry and especially at times of the pharmaceutical boom, there is a man with an unfinished agenda drafting his memoir. He is none other than K.Anji Reddy of Dr.Reddy’s laboratories.

Read it For:
Some special moments from his life experiences might give a thought-provoking teachings to the young and also humble learnings to the elders.
Don't Read it For:
He is not a professional writer, so don’t look forward to norms and routines, but look for learnings.
What makes this book stand out?:
If we have allocated time to read books daily, then it’s the best coffee partner.

THE VIRGIN WAY HOW TO LISTEN, LEARN, LAUGH AND LEAD

Richard Branson is always a virgin, with his multiple ventures in almost anything and everything he imagines. His memoirs are always an interesting account to learn and understand for the young entrepreneurs and a life to unlearn for the mature entrepreneurs.

Read it For:
Listen, learn, laugh and lead, yes we can do all of these at least not in our organizations, but our own minds are what we will come to know.
Don't Read it For:
Fashionable instincts of Richard Branson are to stay even in his writings.
What makes this book stand out?:
Best coffee partner for us during happy times and who knows may already been into some business school projects.

TIFFIN: MEMORIES AND RECIPES OF INDIAN VEGETARIAN FOOD

Illustrations, Illustrations, Illustrations, the next big thing may be in the world of book reading. Maybe this is the bridge between the words and the visuals. Yes, Rukmini Srinivas has known this much better and what more she can do than scripting one with her fantastic food memoirs. Coffee with books is fine. But coffee with tiffin is delicious and fantastic.

Read it For:
Rukmini Srinivas has really captured her much more realistic memoirs to showcase.
Don't Read it For:
We cannot make and eat all of them but can try visually at least.
What makes this book stand out?:
This book explores the Indian cooking through pictures and conversational writing.

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