I was recently clearing out some old bookmarks, and found this post from BookerTalk back at the end of 2019. It seemed like such a fun idea, I saved it to give it a go myself sometime: answer a bunch of questions using only the titles of books you’d read that year. Looks like I’m finally getting around to it! Here’s my life in books for the year 2021…
In high school I was: Educated
Read my full review of Educated here.
People might be surprised by: (my experiences working on) The Helpline
Read my full review of The Helpline here.
I will never be: Rebecca
Read my full review of Rebecca here.
My fantasy job is: The Speechwriter
Read my full review of The Speechwriter here.
At the end of a long day I need: (We’re Going To Need More) Wine
Read my full review of We’re Going To Need More Wine here.
I hate: Misery
Read my full review of Misery here.
I wish I had: The Audacity
Read my full review of The Audacity here.
My family reunions are: Sorrow And Bliss
Read my full review (for Primer) here.
At a party, you’d find me with: The Stranger Beside Me
Read my full review of The Stranger Beside Me here.
I’ve never been to: Northanger Abbey
Read my full review of Northanger Abbey here.
A happy day includes: Love Objects
Read my full review of Love Objects here.
The motto I live by is: Everyone In This Room Will Someday Be Dead
Read my full review of Everyone In This Room Will Someday Be Dead here. (I hope that doesn’t make me sound morbid – it’s just an impermanence this-too-shall-pass thing I’m going for, I swear!)
On my bucket list is: Becoming
Read my full review of Becoming here.
In my next life, I want to
have: (be a) New Animal
Read my full review of New Animal here.
The actual origin of this list/game is a bit of a mystery; it’s been floating around the book blogs for years now. I’ve linked back to where I first saw it (BookerTalk, one of my favourites!), but if you know who came up with it originally, please let me know in the comments so I can give them full credit!
UPDATE: Veronica from The Burgeoning Bookshelf found this game’s origins! It was Adam over at RoofBeamReader! His original post can be found here. Thanks for the fun, Adam, and the hot tip, Veronica!
December 18, 2021 at 3:18 PM
Ha! Love this.
December 19, 2021 at 10:00 AM
December 22, 2021 at 5:56 PM
I love this fun tag. I did a similar one last year. I think this one goes way back to Adam @ Roofbeamreader and was originally called my life in books.
December 27, 2021 at 10:15 AM
Brilliant! Thank you, Veronica!!
December 29, 2021 at 9:37 AM
Hello there! Thanks for the credits and so glad to see so many of us are still book blogging and hopping and chatting and sharing. Cheers to a better 2022 for everyone! (I hope!) I haven’t done this particular game in a while, but I am sharing my Big Book Survey again this year (it goes live tomorrow – Wednesday, Dec. 29.) I usually end the year with that massive review. 🙂
January 11, 2022 at 1:37 PM
Thank YOU Adam! Keep up the great work, and happy reading!
December 23, 2021 at 5:50 AM
I’d completely forgotten about this but I feel like some light activity after an exhausting session of gift wrapping and shopping today. So I shall have a go at a 2021 version.
I chortled at your motto you live by!! I mean yes it’s true that life has an inbuilt impermanence but now I visualise you walking into a party and just seeing a sea of corpses 🙂
December 27, 2021 at 10:20 AM
HA! Well, it wouldn’t be the worst party I’ve ever been to… 😂
December 24, 2021 at 4:48 AM
Love the appropriate mood swings
December 27, 2021 at 10:21 AM
Hahaha it’s so fitting, isn’t it? 😅