8 Impactful Memoirs to Read This Year

Catelyn Silapachai
SYNERGY
Published in
4 min readMar 9, 2023

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Memoir is my favorite genre, so I’ve rounded up 8 of the best that I’ve read recently. These are powerful stories, lovingly and expertly told.

Solito by Javier Zamora

I was absolutely blown away by this memoir and could not recommend it more. Zamora writes about his two-month journey as an unaccompanied minor to the United States from El Salvador when he was 9 years old…

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Catelyn Silapachai
SYNERGY

I write about books, parenting, politics, and religion. I live in Austin, Texas with my husband, daughter, dogs, and plants.