What are the best journal and diaries by women?

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    #1The Unabridged Journals of Sylvia Plath

    The Unabridged Journals of Sylvia Plath

    The Unabridged Journals of Sylvia Plath is a posthumously published book. It contains the complete transcriptions of Sylvia Plath's journals and personal notes during the last twelve years of her life, from 1950 to 1962.

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    Huang Dong
    Written on April 24, 2018
    "Sylvia Plath is a renowned poet with a storied and sad story herself. She lived a troubled life and met an untimely ending. Plath is known for her brilliant poetry and this journal would be very fitting for any fan of great writing. "
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    #2The Book of Margery Kempe (Norton Critical Editions)

    The Book of Margery Kempe (Norton Critical Editions)
    The Book of Margery Kempe (Norton Critical Editions) was written by Margery Kempe and Lynn Staley. The Book of Margery Kempe (Norton Critical Editions) was published on November 10, 2000 by W.W. Norton & Company.

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    #3Sarah Morgan

    Sarah Morgan

    Sarah Morgan: The Civil War Diary Of A Southern Woman is a memoir written by Sarah Morgan about the effect of the war on their lives. It was partly released in the past but was compiled and released wholly by Charles East in 1992.

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    Andrew James
    Written on April 27, 2018
    "I really enjoy female autobiographies. I came here looking for the best journal and diaries by women. I was told to read Sarah Morgan. I should have said that I didn't really like civil war stories, but it was still a good read anyway. "
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    #4I Am Malala

    I Am Malala

    In 2009 Malala Yousafzai started writing a blog on BBC Urdu about how life was in the Swat Valley during the Taliban control. In 2012, gunmen boarded Malala's bus to school and shot her in the face, but Malala survived, sparking solidarity across Pakistan and globally. 

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    Laura Perry
    Written on April 27, 2018
    "The recommendation fo I Am Malala as a best journal and diaries by women I find is an acceptable suggestion. The title has 4.6 out of 5 stars with 3,890 customer reviews and reasonable purchase price with several options. I do not think this search would have been what I had in mind but would be okay all the same."
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    #5Zlata's Diary: A Child's Life in Wartime Sarajevo

    Zlata's Diary: A Child's Life in Wartime Sarajevo

    Zlata's Diary: A Child's Life in Wartime Sarajevo is a historical non-fiction memoir by Zlata Filipović. Zlata's Diary: A Child's Life in Wartime Sarajevo was published by Penguin. 

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    Justin Hu
    Written on May 19, 2018
    "Zlata's Diary: A Child's Life in Wartime Sarajevo is a riveting and compelling story of the experiences in the Sarajevo war zone. There are many parts that are difficult to read, but important for understanding of the human impact of this war. Incredible story."
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    #6Cleopatra: A Life

    Cleopatra: A Life

    Stacy Schiff presents this Pulitzer Prize-winning book about the story of the most famous and mysterious woman of the ancient world: Cleopatra, the last Queen of ancient Egypt. 

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    Pamela Meyer
    Written on April 24, 2018
    "This is a well-researched and very insightful biography book. Worth time reading."
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    #7Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl

    Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl

    Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl is a memoir written by Harriet Ann Jacobs, originally published in 1861. It tells the story of the writer's experiences and escape from slavery in North Carolina during the 19th century. 

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    Lu Zheng
    Written on May 1, 2018
    "Even though the topic is horrible, and inhumane and I wish that it had never happened, the writing is phenomenal. Harriet Ann Jacobs really helps the reader to feel the hurt that was caused during slavery. It also shows the compassion that some showed during that time, and there was still hope in the world. The story definitely shows that attitudes of people are inherited. This book takes you to a time and place, and puts you right in the middle of history."
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    #8A Writer's Diary

    A Writer's Diary
    A Writer's Diary is a book containing transcriptions of Virginia Woolf's diaries from 1918 to 1941. Woolf kept these diaries while writing her works, and they include insights into her novels as she fashioned them into existence.
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    Walter Harris
    Written on April 17, 2018
    "If you are any fan at all of Virginia Woolf you have to read this book. It's such an insightful look into her mind as she is writing her books that it makes you feel like you are a part of it. "
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    #9Mormon Enigma

    Mormon Enigma

    Mormon Enigma: Emma Hale Smith is a non-fiction biography book written by Linda King Newell and Valeen Tippetts Avery. This spiritual book is first published in 1984. 

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    Bruce Boyd
    Written on April 24, 2018
    "This is a well-written and interesting biography book about a woman. It is a must-read book, especially for women."
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    #10Angela Davis: An Autobiography

    Angela Davis: An Autobiography
    This is the story of Angela Davis told by the political activist herself. It covers her life until 1972, and many of her scandals are explained in the pages of this book, one of the many Angela Davis wrote. 



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    Sandra Valdez
    Written on April 25, 2018
    "Angela Davis was incredibly honest, well-spoken, and strong activist and scholar. Her autobiography is an important commentary against capitalism, racism, and an accurate look into her life. Written in her late twenties, but just as relevant today."
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    #11Frida: A Biography of Frida Kahlo

    Frida: A Biography of Frida Kahlo

    Frida: A Biography of Frida Kahlo is a book written by historian Hayden Herrera. It chronicles the life of the renowned Mexican artist, including her childhood, her romantic interests, political ideologies, and her art.

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    John Chang
    Written on April 21, 2018
    "This book recounts the history of legendary Mexican artist Frida. Her paintings are so incredible and her passion for her country was unmistakable. It's really enjoyable to read about her whole life before she became so famous."
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    #12Personal History

    Personal History

    Personal History is written by Katharine Graham which has won the Pulitzer Prize for Biography. This reveals the inside story of Graham who was behind the Washing Post during the most turbulent periods in the history of American media. 

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    Emma McDonald
    Written on April 16, 2018
    "This is an amazing book. Even if autobiography-style writing isn't normally something you enjoy, this book will still sweep you away and engage you. Highly recommended to anyone into women's writing, history, news media, autobiographies."
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    #13Marie Antoinette: The Journey

    Marie Antoinette: The Journey

    Marie Antoinette: The Journey is a biography book written by Antonia Fraser that aims to clear the air over the controversies regarding one of the most iconic royalties in history. It was written in November 2002.

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    Joe Hawkins
    Written on April 15, 2018
    "fits topic and good choice"
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    #14Marie Antoinette

    Marie Antoinette

    Marie Antoinette: The Last Queen of France is a biography book written by Evelyne Lever that aims to give a fresh account of the scandalous and controversial life of one of the iconic figures in history. It was published in 2000.

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    Ayaan Rathore
    Written on April 25, 2018
    "I wasn't really of fan of this book because I've never been a fan of biographys. I can see its historical value none the less."
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    #15The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

    The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
    The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks is a non-fiction book by Rebecca Skloot. It tells the story of Henrietta Lacks, whose cells were unknowingly taken from her and used in medical research. These cells have outlived her for 60 years.
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    Fiona Yao
    Written on April 21, 2018
    "This is not a journal or diary. This is an awesome book written by a women who recounts the life of a poor black women and how her cells were taken and used in the medical field without her knowledge. This is an aspiring book and I recommend it to everyone, but I do not recommend it to someone wanting a first hand account in a diary or journal form."
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    #16Goddess: The Secret Lives of Marilyn Monroe

    Goddess: The Secret Lives of Marilyn Monroe

    Goddess: The Secret Lives of Marilyn Monroe is written by Anthony Summers on her rollercoaster life, divided secret life, and death. It also includes her affair with John F. Kennedy and Bobby Kennedy. 

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    Moisés Lugo
    Written on April 25, 2018
    "A great read by the star of stars"
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    #17Off Balance

    Off Balance

    Off Balance is a memoir about gymnastics written by Dominique Moceanu. This non-fiction sportsbook is first published in 2012 by Touchstone. 

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    Crystal Shi
    Written on April 22, 2018
    "I love how this book opened my eyes to a world I didn't know about gymnastics. I became really aware of the struggles that those who choose this as a career face as well as the potential for success in the face of sacrifice."
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    #18Soldier Girls

    Soldier Girls

    Soldier Girls: The Battles of Three Women at Home and at War is a non-fiction book written by Helen Thorpe which is about the lives of three women on their path to the military, overseas and back home spanning for 12 years. 

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    Shirley Rogers
    Written on April 30, 2018
    "This book changed my life! It was given to me by my Women's s literature studies professor and i recommend it to anyone, no matter their sex or age! It provides detailed and descriptive insight into the lives and struggles of women, war, and family."
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    #19Where the River Takes Me

    Where the River Takes Me

    Where the River Takes Me: The Hudson's Bay Diary of Jenna Sinclair, Fort Victoria, Vancouver's Island, 1849 is a historical book for young readers. It was released in 2008. It is a part of the famous Dear Canada series.

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    Lawrence Mason
    Written on May 11, 2018
    "Fictional story written by the author who wrote The English Patient. If you were happy with that novel, then here is a way to continue your enjoyment."
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    #20Hell Hath No Fury

    Hell Hath No Fury

    Hell Hath No Fury: True Stories of Women at War from Antiquity to Iraq is a non-fiction book written by Rosalind Miles and Robin Cross which is about women from ancient to modern times who participated in battles and wars.  

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    Matthew Henderson
    Written on April 28, 2018
    "We live in an era where the "#MeToo" campaign has quickly gained steam and the role of women in our society has never been better/higher. Hell Hath No Fury is a work of non-fiction that focuses on the various injustices women have experienced in war. While women continue to play an integral role in society, wars are often associated solely with men. Rosalind Miles has done a fabulous job in breaking that stereotype, whilst highlighting myriad war leaders, spies, reporters and protagonists. A must read!"
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    #21The 1842 Diary of Julia Turnau

    The 1842 Diary of Julia Turnau

    The 1842 Diary of Julia Turnau is a nonfiction book edited by Julia Saeger Nierenberg, written by Julia Turnau and translated by Armin L. Saeger. This book narrates the story of a German immigrant who married a man from the United States.

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    Cheshta Patel
    Written on May 12, 2018
    "A wonderful author that is so talented. The book is set in a different time but it is so captivating.. The story just pulls you in and keeps you there."
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    #22Scribbling the Cat

    Scribbling the Cat

    Scribbling the Cat: Travels with an African Soldier is a dramatic but realistic book written by renowned author Alexandra Fuller. It was published in 2004 and is about the after-effects of war and the author's beliefs on its causes.

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    Marilyn Howell
    Written on May 18, 2018
    "This book would probably be pretty boring to me. It's based in Africa and about war and soldier's lives. I'm not in to history type books or reads. I would be put to sleep in minutes with this."
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    #23Exiles from the War

    Exiles from the War

    Dear Canada: Exiles from the War: The War Guest Diary of Charlotte Mary Twiss, Guelph, Ontario, 1940 is a book based on the journal of Charlotte Mary Twiss. It is a part of the Dear Canada series.

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    Aaron Day
    Written on May 3, 2018
    "Dear Canada: Exiles from the war is part of the Dear Canada series of books telling the stories of individuals during the second world war. I found this book to be a fascinating look at life in Canada during that time. The author paints a vivid picture of day to day life while telling a larger story."

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Best What are the best journal and diaries by women
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1The Unabridged Journals of Sylvia PlathBooks 39 Paid
2The Book of Margery Kempe (Norton Critical Editions)Books 32 Paid
3Sarah MorganBooks 28 Paid
4I Am MalalaBooks 27 Paid
5Zlata's Diary: A Child's Life in Wartime SarajevoBooks 26 Paid
6Cleopatra: A LifeBooks 22 Paid
7Incidents in the Life of a Slave GirlBooks 14 Paid
8A Writer's DiaryBooks 13 Paid
9Mormon EnigmaBooks 11 Paid
10Angela Davis: An AutobiographyBooks 10 Paid
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