Most-Read Biographical & Autobiographical Books

Reading is not just a hobby but a way of life for some. Not all books and themes appeal to everyone for sure but we can say that biography and autobiography are genres that are the favorite of and read by many.

What makes these genres favorite of many is that they are based on true life stories. Such life stories can inspire, and make one to witness the past.  The biographical and autobiographical books also make it possible to enjoy the pleasure and excitement of witnessing closely the lives of various important people in Turkey and around the world. Here are the most-read biographical and autobiographical books for those who wonder…




Examples of Inspiring Biographical and Autobiographical Books

Latife Hanim / Ipek Calislar

Telling about the life and educational background of Mrs. Latife, who represents an intellectual and educated woman, in depth, this book enables the reader to witness many significant events in the history.



Halide Edib / Ipek Calislar

Halide Edib, which is again a woman biography, can take you to a journey into her profound life.





Steve Jobs / Walter Isaacson

Inspiring many young people and entrepreneurs as a genius, Steve Jobs is a person inspiring not only with his achievements but also with his failures.





The Diary of a Young Girl / Anne Frank

Based on the diary kept by Anne Frank, the daughter of a Jewish family, about what she went through during the World War II, this autobiography was published by Otto Frank, the only survivor in the family, when the little girl died at the age of 15.




Einstein: His Life and Universe / Walter Isaacson

After the biography of Steve Jobs, Walter Isaacson also introduced this book to the world of literature, helping building a bridge to inspire many. Telling about the extraordinary life of Einstein, Isaacson gifted the readers with an extremely gripping work.




The Amazing Story of Leo Messi / Michael Part

Football can be listed among the things that attract the greatest attention in the world. Telling about the life story of Lionel Messi, a world-star soccer player, the book can capture not only soccer lovers but also many people who love to read.




Amy, My Daughter / Mitch Winehouse

When the British singer-artist Amy Winehouse, who earned herself a special place in the hearts of music lovers with her fantastic and touching voice, died at the age of 27, her father Mitch Winehouse wrote her short life, and it had a record number of readers as soon as it was published. 





Enver/ Murat Bardakci

You can read the life of Enver Pasha, one of the important figures leaving a mark in the history, from the pen of the master writer Murat Bardakci. Telling about a 41 year-life full of engrossing adventures, “Enver” also sheds light on the dusty corners of history. 




Elon Musk / Ashlee Vance

The interview made with Elon Musk, who has been permanently imprinted on the minds of the people from all countries in the world for many things but particularly for technology, by the writer-journalist Ashlee Vance has transformed into a gripping and engrossing book.





Gazi Mustafa Kemal Atatürk / Ilber Ortayli

Professor Doctor Ilber Ortaylı, a well-equipped and reliable person in his field, tells about the life of Mustafa Kemal Atatürk in an extremely fluent and deep manner of expression.  Offering a feast of reading, “Gazi Mustafa Kemal Atatürk” is a valuable and impressive must-read biography.




Turkan / Ayse Kulin

Telling about the life of Turkan Saylan, one of the reputable persons in Turkey, Turkan is a biographical book from the pen of master writer Ayse Kulin.





Frida Kahlo: Love and Pain / Rauda Jamis

The colorful life story, which is filled with sorrows, joys and and extraordinary events, of the famous painter Frida Kahlo, an outstanding figure with her revolutionary and feminist identity, was written by Rauda Jamis in a masterful manner.  

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