the book chat ~ memoirs

I love the book chat and have missed it!  This week we are talking about memoirs.  I have a couple favorites that I would like to share with you ~

The Glass Castle, by Jeannette Walls
I'm not usually a non-fiction person, but I absolutely loved this book. It's the story of a little girl growing up.  She got shifted around between family members.  After she gets into her career and is successful she tries to help her parents get back on their feet. Her parents chose to be homeless.  They prefer their life that way.  This memoir is amazing and, honestly, it's life changing!

Dewey The Library Cat, by Vicki Myron
Dewey Readmore Books was found in a book return bin on a cold February morning by Vicki Myron, the library director at Spencer Public Library in Spencer, IA.  The book details Dewey's fun loving life in the library.  He's so fluffy and cute! It's rumored that there will be a movie made from Dewey's story and that Meryl Streep will play Vicki Myron.  Here's hoping!

Oogy: the Dog Only a Family Could Love, by Larry Levin
Are you seeing a pattern here?  I like books about animals :)  Oogy is such a sweet puppy!  Oggy was a dog used as bait for pit bull training.  Dog bueno.  He was found at 10 weeks old, 20 pounds. Due to him being a bait dog, most of the left side of his face, including all of his ear, was torn off. He was bitten so hard that part of his lower jaw was crushed.  He was found by police and immediately taken to emergency services.  Oogy survived and was adopted by a family and loved so much!  This is a heart wrenching story with a happy ending.

Do you like to read memoirs?  Read any good ones lately? Tell me about them? Linking up with Jessica at Sweet Tangerine for the book chat and A Royal Daughter for Desire to Inspire.  Have a great Thursday!