Biography and Personal Narrative: Fiction and Non-Fiction


Biography / Autobiography / Memoir

Biographies (Madison PL, WI): "This list, updated annually, contains selections from the 2013-2019 New York Times 100 Notable Books of the Year lists, Publishers Weekly’s annual Best Books of the Year lists, and starred reviews from Library Journal and Booklist." Author, title, book cover, summary, and webcat link for about 160 books in these categories: Art & Culture; Current Events; Film & TV;| Literature ; Music;  Science & Technology; Sports;| U.S. Presidents & First Ladies; Early American History; 20th Century Americans; and World History. Excellent list. 

Staff Picks: Biography and Memoir (Seattle PL, WA): Author, title, publication year, and webcat link for 20 books, in alphabetical order by author's name, from Bullies: A Friendship by Alex Abramovich to The Song Poet: A Memoir of My Father by Kao Kalia Yang. Updated May 2016.

Collective Biographies: Intertwined Lives (Santa Cruz PL, CA): "Some of the most interesting books in the library don't fit neatly into any category [such as]  so-called collective biographies, books that illuminate more than one life." List of about 20 books, with author, title, summary, book cover, and webcat link. Includes The Brother Gardeners: botany, empire, and the birth of an obsession by Andrea Wulf, Everybody was so Young: Gerald and Sara Murphy, a lost generation love story by Amanda Vaill, and Microbe hunters by Paul de Kruif. 

Past mysteries, personal histories  (Multnomah County Library, OR): "a list of investigative non-fiction and memoirs that dig up mysteries from the past and pair them with compelling personal stories." 7 books, with author, title, publication year, book cover, summary, and webcat link, including A Long Way Home by Saroo Brierley and The Telling Room: A Tale of Love, Betrayal, Revenge, and the World's Greatest Piece of Cheese by Michael Paterniti. 

Biographies & Memoirs  (Kim Anguish, Cecil County PL, Elkton, MD): 10 books, with author, title, book cover, summary, and webcat link. Includes The Stranger in the Woods: The Extraordinary Story of the North Pond Hermit by Michael Finkel and You Can't Touch My Hair: And Other Things I Still Have to Explain by Phoebe Robinson.

Read A Great Memoir (William P. Faust Public Library of Westland, MI): PDF. Author and title only for about 25 books. Published May 2008.

Memoirs You Won't Be Able To Put Down (Pima County PL, Tucson, AZ): About 10 books, with author, title, publication year, summary, and webcat link. Includes Heart Berries: A Memoir by Terese Marie Mailhot and Born A Crime: Stories From A South African Childhood by Trevor Noah.

Eight Memoirs to Keep You Company in Isolation: A Reading List (Frances Cha, LitHub): Author, title, book cover, summary, and link to LitHub's bookshop. Books include Dear Friend, from My Life I Write to You in Your Life by Yiyun Li and This Is the Story of a Happy Marriage by Ann Patchett. Compiled April 2020.

Graphic Memoirs (Lynn Lobash, NYPL, NY) A blog post mentioning about 30 graphic memoirs, all with webcat links and with varying degrees of summary. Includes American Widow by Alissa Torres, Vietnamerica: A family's journey by GB Tran, and El Deafo by Cece Bell. Jan. 2015. 

Best Graphic Memoirs & Nonfiction (Indian Prairie PL, Darien, IL): Author, title, book cover, summary, and webcat link for about 15 books including My Friend Dahmer: A Graphic Novel by Derf and Hyperbole and a Half: Unfortunate Situations, Flawed Coping Mechanisms, Mayhem, and Other Things That Happened by Allie Brosh.

The Way We Were (Wolfner Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped, Jefferson City, MO): One of Wolfner's bibliographies, a list of about 30 nostalgic memoirs, with author and summaries of each title, and notation as to sex, language, violence. From Apes and Angels by Phillip Appleman to The Year the Lights Came On by Terry Kay. April 2002.

Moving Mountains (Wolfner Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped, Jefferson City, MO): One of Wolfner's mini-bibliographies, this one features true stories of people who overcame adversity. Lists over 65 titles, with author and detailed summary of each book. Updated July 2004.

All Time Faves: Memoirs of People Overcoming Adversity (Indian Prairie PL, Darien, IL): Author, title, book cover, summary, and webcat link for a dozen books including The Center of the Universe by Nancy Bachrach and Choosing Hope: Moving Forward From Life's Darkest Hours by Kaitlin Roig-DeBellis.

True Immigrant Stories (Indian Prairie PL, Darien, IL): Author, title, book cover, summary, and webcat link for about a dozen books including City of Thorns: Nine Lives in the World's Largest Refugee Camp by Ben Rawlence and Funny in Farsi: A Memoir of Growing Up Iranian in America by Firoozeh Dumas.

Biography: Immigrants in America (Hewlett-Woodmere Public Library, Hewlett, NY): 5 books, with author, title, summary, and webcat link. Includes Learning to Die in Miami: Confessions of a Refugee Boy by Carlos Eire and Russian Tattoo: A Memoir by Elena Gorokhova. April 2016.

American Revolution Biographies (Monroe County PL, Bloomington, IN): Author, title, summary, book cover, webcat link for about 15 books in title order, from Adopted Son: Washington, Lafayette, and the Friendship that Saved the Revolution by David A. Clary to Women Heroes of the US Army: Remarkable Soldiers from the American Revolution to Today by Ann McCallum.

War Reading: The Best World War II Memoirs (CJ Kelly, Owlcation): Author, title, some book covers (and other photos), and summary for 15 books, from If You Survive by George Wilson to Rear Gunner Pathfinders by Ron Smith. April 2018.

Lost Generation Memoirs (Multnomah County Library, OR): A personal take on 1920s Paris. 9 books, with author, title, publication year, summary, webcat link. Includes Being Geniuses Together, 1920-1930 by Robert McAlmon and Memoirs of Montparnasse by John Glassco.

Oh, Grow Up! (Wake County Public Libraries, NC): Memoirs of growing up. Author, title, webcat link, and summary for about 10 books, from Running With Scissors: A Memoir by Augusten Burroughs to Black, White, and Jewish by Rebecca Walker.

Misfit Memoirs: A Book List (Rabecca McDonald, NYPL, NY). Author, title, book cover, summary, and webcat link for about 15 books, including Dear Mrs. Fitzsimmons by Greg Fitzsimmons and Not Taco Bell Material by Adam Carolla. Compiled Aug. 2014.

Memoirs of  Friendship, Love, & Loss (Los Angeles PL, CA): Author, title, book cover, summary, and webcat link for more than 20 books, including Heaven's Coast: A Memoir by Mark Doty, Calypso by David Sedaris (about his sister's suicide), and Let's take the long way home: a memoir of friendship by Gail Caldwell. 

LGBTQIA: Transgender Biographies (Los Angeles PL, CA): Author, title, book cover, summary, and webcat link for about 30 books, including The woman I was not born to be : a transsexual journey by Aleshia Brevard and Through the door of life : a Jewish journey between genders by Joy Ladin. Updated June 2018.

Love & Resistance: LGBTQ Memoirs (Gwen Glazer, NYPL, NY) Author, title, book cover, summary, and webcat link for about 15 books, including Why Be Happy When You Could Be Normal? by Jeanette Winterson and Teaching the Cat to Sit: A Memoir by Michelle Theall. Compiled Feb. 2019.

Sibling Revelry (Monroe County PL, Bloomington, IN): 10 biographies/memoirs about siblings. Author, title, summary, book cover, webcat link. Includes Bastards: a memoir by Mary Anna King and The brothers: John Foster Dulles, Allen Dulles, and their secret world war by Stephen Kinzer.

Awesome Women You Should Read About (Monroe County PL, Bloomington, IN): Author, title, book cover, summary, and webcat link for 20 books in title order, from American Rose by Karen Abbott (about Gypsy Lee Rose) to Wrapped in Rainbows by Valerie Boyd (about Zora Neale Hurston).

Rebels, Renegades, and Radicals: Ladies of the West (Amanda Pagan, Stavros Niarchos Foundation Library): Author, title, book cover, summary and NYPL webcat link for about a dozen books, including The Pinks: The First Women Detectives, Operatives, and Spies with the Pinkerton National Detective Agency by Chris Enss and Deliverance: Mary Fields, First African American Woman Star Route Mail Carrier in the United States: A Montana History by Miantae Metcalf McConnell. Aug. 2019. 

Women Who Made A Difference (Ocean County PL, Toms River, NJ): Author, title, book cover, summary, and webcat link for 10 books, including Can I Go Now? The Life of Sue Mengers, Hollywood’s First Superagent by Brian Kellow and Sisters in Law: How Sandra Day O’Connor and Ruth Bader Ginsberg Went to the Supreme Court and Changed the World by Linda Hirshman.

Read Up on Women Who Changed the World (Central Rappahannock Regional Library, Fredericksburg, VA): 7 books listed, with author, title, summary, book cover, and webcat links, including Lighting the Fires of Freedom by Janet Dewart Bell and Bad Feminist by Roxane Gay. March 2020.

Interesting People Make for Interesting Reads! Read or Listen to a Memoir by an Author of Color (Pima County PL, Tucson, AZ): 25 ebooks and audiobooks listed, with author, title, publication year, book cover, and webcat link, including Yes, Chef A Memoir by Marcus Samuelsson and The Porcelain Thief: Searching the Middle Kingdom for Buried China by Huan Hsu.

Walk a Mile in Someone Else's Shoes (Monroe County PL, Bloomington, IN): "See the world through someone else's eyes with one of these memoirs or biographies." Author, title, book cover, summary, webcat link for 10 books, including They Called Us Enemy by George Takei and Ninth Street Women: Lee Krasner, Elaine de Kooning, Grace Hartigan, Joan Mitchell, and Helen Frankenthaler: Five Painters and the Movement That Changed Modern Art by Mary Gabriel.

Mavericks, Non-Conformists, & Unorthodox Individuals in Black History (Pima County PL, Tucson, AZ): About 15 books, with author, title, publication year, and webcat link, including Fort Mose And the Story of the Man Who Built the First Free Black Settlement in Colonial America by Glennette Tilley Turner and Our Black Year: One Family's Quest to Buy Black in America's Racially Divided Economy by Maggie Anderson. 

If You Like Educated: A Memoir ... (St. Charles PL, St. Charles, IL): Author, title, book cover, summary, webcat link for about 25 books, including Heartland: A Memoir of Working Hard and Being Broke in the Richest Country on Earth by Sarah Smarsh, Truck: A Love Story by Michael Perry, and The Line Becomes a River: Dispatches from the Border by Francisco Cantú.

Mid-Life Memoirs (Ocean County PL, Toms River, NJ): Author, title, book cover, summary, and webcat link for 10 books, including Old in Art School: A Memoir of Starting Over by Nell Irvin Painter, Madwoman in the Volvo: My Year of Raging Hormones by Sandra Tsing Loh, and Hourglass: Time, Memory, Marriage by Dani Shapiro.  

Glass Castle Readalikes (Seattle PL, WA): A community-created list of about 15 titles, with summaries, book covers, and webcat links, including The Mighty Franks: A Memoir by Michael Frank, The Sound of Gravel: A Memoir by Ruth Wariner, and White Dresses: A Memoir of Love and Secrets, Mothers and Daughters by Mary Pflum Peterson.

If you liked The Glass Castle, Try… (Laurie Adler, Hewlett-Woodmere Public Library, Hewlett, NY): About 20 books, with author, title, and summary. Includes I’ll Drink to That: A Life in Style, With a Twist by Betty Halbreich, Life, Animated: A Story of Sidekicks, Heroes and Autism by Ron Suskind, and Glitter and Glue by Kelly Corrigan.  Compiled Dec. 2014.

If You Like The Glass Castle (Central Rappahannock Regional Library, Fredericksburg, VA):  7 similar books listed, with author, title, summary, book cover, and webcat link. 

Serial Killers (Indian Prairie PL, Darien, IL): Author, title, book cover, summary, and webcat link for 15 books including Unholy Messenger: The Life and Crimes of the BTK Serial Killer by Stephen Singular and The Grim Sleeper: The Lost Women of South Central by Christine Pelisek.

Cancer memoirs that go off script (Multnomah County Library, OR): "Candid, personal stories about cancer that delve beyond the expected bravery, juice cleanses and relentless optimism." 10 books, with author, title, publication year, book cover, summary, and webcat link, including Cancer Vixen: A True Story by Marisa Acocella Marchetto and Half Empty by David Rakoff.

Illness Memoirs (Multnomah County Library, OR): 8 books, with author, title, publication year, book cover, summary, and webcat link, including Sum It up: 1,098 Victories, A Couple of Irrelevant Losses, and A Life in Perspective by Pat Head Summitt and My Stroke of Insight: A Brain Scientist's Personal Journey by Jill Bolte Taylor.

IF YOU LIKED... The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks (Pima County PL, Tucson, AZ): About 10 books, with author, title, publication year, and webcat link for each, including The Good Doctor: A Father, A Son, and the Evolution of Medical Ethics by Barron H. Lerner, and The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down: A Hmong Child, Her American Doctors, and the Collision of Two Cultures by Anne Fadiman.


OCCUPATIONAL BIOGRAPHY

The American Farmer (Suzy Higgins, Wolfner Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped, Jefferson City, MO): Books that 'pay homage to the American Farmer and his contribution to our way of life.' Lists about 25 titles, with author and detailed summaries of each title. Compiled June 2007.

Gardening and Farming Memoirs (Pima County PL, Tucson, AZ): 9 books, with title, author, summary, book cover, and webcat link, including The $64 Tomato by William Alexander and Gathering: Memoir of A Seed Saver by Diane Ott Whealy.

All Time Faves: Cooking Memoirs and More (Indian Prairie PL, Darien, IL): Author, title, book cover, summary, and webcat link for about 15 books in order by author, from Picnic in Provence: A Memoir with Recipes by Elizabeth Bard to A Homemade Life: Stories and Recipes from My Kitchen Table by Molly Wizenberg. 

If You Like Cooking Memoirs ... (St. Charles PL, St. Charles, IL): Author, title, book cover, summary, webcat link for 12 books, including Blood, Bones, & Butter: the Inadvertent Education of a Reluctant Chef by Gabrielle Hamilton and Life, On the Line : a Chef's Story of Chasing Greatness, Facing Death, and Redefining the Way We Eat by Grant Achatz.

Foodie Memoirs to Enjoy (Clarissa Cooke, NYPL, NY)  Author, title, book cover, summary, and webcat link for 15 books, including The Apprentice: My Life in the Kitchen by Jacques Pepin and The Cooking Gene: A Journey Through African American Culinary History in the Old South by Michael Twitty. Compiled May 2020.

Baseball: True Stories from the Dugout (Winfield PL, IL): Author, title, summary for about 15 books about baseball, many of which are biographies.

Teachers (Wolfner Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped, Jefferson City, MO): Features books about inspiring teachers. Lists about 15 titles, with author and detailed summary of each book.

Hollywood Biographies & Memoirs (Los Angeles PL, CA): Author, title, summary, and webcat link for about 50 books, including Ann Dvorak: Hollywood's forgotten rebel by Christina Rice, Drama: an actor's education by John Lithgow, and Myrna Loy: being and becoming by James Kotsilibas-Davis.  

Lifestyles of the Literary and Famous: Celebrity Memoirs (Allie Charles, Cecil County PL, Elkton, MD): Author, title, book cover, summary, and webcat link for 12 books, including The Last Black Unicorn by Tiffany Haddish and Never Look at the Empty Seats: A Memoir by Charlie Daniels.

Stage and Screen Biographies (Wolfner Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped, Jefferson City, MO): One of Wolfner's mini-bibliographies, this one features true stories of old time actors and actresses. Author, title, and detailed summary for 16 books. Compiled Oct. 2001. Similarly, Stars of the Stage and Screen: 1950s and 1960s, compiled Feb. 2002, with 15 more books.

Glamorous Gals of Hollywood's Golden Age (Pima County PL, Tucson, AZ): About 20 books, with author, title, publication year, and webcat link. Includes Platinum Doll by Anne Girard (about Jean Harlow) and The Only Woman in the Room (about Hedy Lamarr) by Marie Benedict.

Celebrity Memoirs (Waukegan PL, MI): Author, title, book cover, summary, webcat link for about 20 books, including Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me?: And Other Concerns by Mindy Kaling, Believe Me: A Memoir of Love, Death, and Jazz Chickens by Eddie Izzard, and This Is Just My Face by Gabourey Sidibe. Compiled 2018.

Celebrity Memoirs (Multnomah County Library, OR): About 10 books, with author, title, publication year, book cover, one-line summary, webcat link. Includes  Unsuccessful Thug: One Comedian's Journey From Naptown to Tinseltown by Mike Epps and But Enough About Me: A Jersey Girl's Unlikely Adventures Among the Absurdly Famous by Jancee Dunn.

10 Celebrity Memoirs We Actually Love (Katharine Scrivener, Read it Forward): Author, title, summary, and buying options. Books include Riding the Elephant by Craig Ferguson, Brother & Sister by Diane Keaton, and Obviously by Akilah Hughes. Compiled 2020. 

Comedian Biographies (Jessa Gillis, Cecil County PL, Elkton, MD): Author, title, book cover, summary, and webcat link for 10 books, including The Bedwetter: stories of courage, redemption, and pee by Sarah Silverman and The Chris Farley show: a biography in three acts by Tom Farley, Jr. and Tanner Colby.

Musician and Artist Biographies (Monroe County PL, Bloomington, IN): About 15 titles for each occupation, with author, title, book cover, summary, and webcat link. Includes The Collector of Lives: Giorgio Vasari and the Invention of Art  by Ingrid Rowland and Noah Charney; Drawing Blood: A Memoir by Molly Crabapple; The Great Nadar: The Man Behind the Camera by Adam Begley; The Autobiography of Gucci Mane by Gucci Mane; and Le Freak: An Upside Down Story of Family, Disco, and Destiny by Nile Rodgers.

Musical Biographies (Durham County PL, NC): PDF. Author, title. some covers, and summaries for about a dozen books and dvds, including Words Without Music by Philip Glass and Girl in a Band by Kim Gordon. Feb. 2018.

Musician Biographies for Every Taste (Tamar Kirschner, Oakland PL, CA): Author, title, publication year, summary, book cover, and webcat link for 10 books in title order, from Beneath the underdog: his world as composed by Mingus by Charles Mingus to Words without music by Philip Glass. Compiled July 2015.

Musical Memoirs (Barbara Goodman, Wilmette PL, IL): Author, title, summary, and link to e-book or e-audiobook for 8 titles, including books by Elvis Costello, Common, and Carly Simon. 


PRESIDENTIAL & ROYAL BIOGRAPHY

Biographies: U.S. Presidents & First Ladies (Madison PL, WI): Author, title, book cover, summary, and webcat link for about 20 books, including Friends Divided: John Adams and Thomas Jefferson by Gordon S.Wood, Richard Nixon: The Life by John A.Farrell, and American Ulysses: A Life of Ulysses S. Grant by Ronald C. White and Arthur Morey.

A Look into the Lives of Some of Our Presidents (Pima County PL, Tucson, AZ): About 15 books, with title, author, publication year, book cover, and webcat link, including The President and the Assassin McKinley, Terror, and Empire at the Dawn of the American Century by Scott Miller and The Naturalist: Theodore Roosevelt, A Lifetime of Exploration, and the Triumph of American Natural History by Darrin P. Lunde.

All Time Faves: Presidential Biographies (Indian Prairie PL, Darien, IL): Author, title, book cover, summary, and webcat link for a dozen books including American Lion: Andrew Jackson in the White House by Jon Meacham and Eisenhower: In War and Peace by Jean Edward Smith.

Hail to the Chief: Presidential Biographies (Los Angeles PL, CA): About 15 books, heavy on Lincoln. Author, title, book cover, summary, and webcat link. Includes Year of meteors : Stephen Douglas, Abraham Lincoln, and the election that brought on the Civil War by Douglas R. Egerton, President Reagan : the role of a lifetime by Lou Cannon, and James Buchanan by Jean H. Baker. Updated June 2018.

All Time Faves: Presidential Power Couples (Indian Prairie PL, Darien, IL): Author, title, book cover, summary, and webcat link for a dozen books including Hidden power : presidential marriages that shaped our recent history by Kati Marton and Pat and Dick: the Nixons, an intimate portrait of a marriage by Will Swift.

Biographies of Royal Women (Indian Prairie PL, Darien, IL): Author, title, book cover, summary, and webcat link for about 15 books including Isabella: The Warrior Queen by Kirstin Downey and Queen Isabella: Treachery, Adultery, and Murder in Medieval England by Alison Weir.


FICTIONAL BIOGRAPHY

Novels written like biographies or autobiographies, featuring either real historical figures or fictitious characters, AND true stories that read like novels.

Related is a selective but lengthy Index of Real People in Works of Fiction at Complete Review.


Who In the World?: Fictional Biographies (B.J. Seitzer, Durham County Library, NC): Provides author, title, summary of each of 24 biographies of historical fiction. Compiled December 1999.

Fictional Biographies - community-created list (Princeton PL, NJ): Author, title, publication year, book cover, and webcat link for 15 books, including  Twain's End by Lynn Cullen and Behave by Andromeda Romano-Lax.

Stories Behind the History (Rebekah Eppley, Oakland PL, CA): "Biographical fiction featuring historical and literary figures." Author, title, book cover, summary, and webcat link for 12 books, including The architect's apprentice: a novel by Elif Shafak and The season of migration  a novel by Nellie Hermann.  Compiled May 2015.

Other Lives: Fictional Biographies about Famous People (Davenport PL, IA): Author, title, webcat link, and a few summaries for about 10 books, including Mrs. Lincoln’s Dressmaker (Mary Todd Lincoln) by Jennifer Chiaverini and Loving Frank (Frank Lloyd Wright) by Nancy Horan. Nov. 2016.

All-Time Faves: Novels Based on Real People (Indian Prairie PL, Darien, IL): Author, title, book cover, summary, and webcat link for about 15 books including Georgia: A Novel of Georgia O'Keeffe by Dawn Clifton Tripp and West of Sunset by Stewart O'Nan (about F. Scott Fitzgerald).

Biographical Fiction (Pikes Peak Library District, Colorado Springs, CO): PDF.  List of about 60 biographical novels, with author, title, and the name of the biographical subject.

Real Housewives of History (Cecil County PL, Elkton, MD): Author, title, book cover, summary, and webcat link for 6 books, including Wintering: a novel of Sylvia Plath by Kate Moses and Eight girls taking pictures : a novel by Whitney Otto. 

Epistolary Novels (Albuquerque/Bernalillo County Library System, NM): PDF. Author and title only for 35 novels in order by author's name from Rosie Dunne by Cecelia Ahern to Clara Callan by Richard B. Wright. 


Diaries, Epistolary, and Personal Narrative Fiction

100 Must-Read Epistolary Novels from the Past and Present (Jesse Doogan, BookRiot). Author, title, publication year, and Amazon link for each book, listed by publication year from 1684 (Love Letters between a Nobleman and His Sister by Aphra Behn) to 2016 (Not a Self-Help Book: The Misadventures of Marty Wu by Yi Shun Lai). Compiled Aug 2016.

Epistolary Fiction (Seattle PL, WA): "Epistolary fiction uses letters and documents to reveal the inner thoughts and feelings of characters, as they struggle to hear and be heard." Author, title, book cover, summary, and webcat link for 22 books (over three pages), including In the Garden of the Fugitives by Ceridwen Dovey, Holy Lands: A Novel by Amanda Sthers, and On Earth We're Briefly Gorgeous: A Novel by Ocean Vuong.  Summer 2020.  

All Time Faves: Epistolary Novels (Indian Prairie PL, Darien, IL): Author, title, book cover, summary, and webcat link for 15 books including The Chilbury Ladies' Choir by Jennifer Ryan and Nuclear Family: A Tragicomic Novel in Letters by Susanna Fogel. 

Read Harder 2019: Epistolary Novel or Collection of Letters (staff-created list, Chicago PL, IL): Author, title, publication year, book covers for most, and webcat links (no summaries) for 66 books spanning all age ranges. (Some of these contain only a few letters while others consist entirely of letters.)

Epistolary novels & books of letters: Read Harder 2019 (staff-created list, Daniel Boone Regional Library, Columbia, MO): 45 books lists, with author, title publication year, and webcat link (no summaries), including The Incarnations by Susan Barker and The Historian: A Novel by Elizabeth Kostova.  

Books Told in Alternate Ways: Poetry, Letters, Email (Cecil County PL, Elkton, MD): Author, title, book cover, summary, and webcat link for 9 books, including White Rose by Kip Wilson and The Poet by Elizabeth Acevedo. Compiled Summer 2019. 

List of Contemporary Epistolary Novels (Wikipedia): Long list of authors, titles, publication year, format (diary, letters, etc) and sometimes comments or a link for each book. In order by author's name.  

Fiction in the First Person (Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County, OH): Author, title, summary for about a dozen first-person novels, from Martin Amis's Time's Arrow to Jeanette Winterson's The PowerBook.

Fiction written in first-person plural (community-created list, Seattle PL, WA): Author, title, publication year, book cover, and webcat link for about a dozen books, including We the Animals by Justin Torres and The Buddha in the Attic by Julie Otsuka.