Tag Tuesday ~ My Life in Books (2020)

The Top Ten Tuesday topic for this week is Authors Who Have a Fun Social Media Presence, but I didn’t feel like writing about that topic. I’m going to do a Tag Tuesday today instead. At the end of 2019, Alex @ The Paperback Piano did a My Life in Books tag and it sounded like a lot of fun. I’m honestly a little surprised that I was able to answer these questions using 2020 books only. I guess I really do just read that many books in a year. Still, wow. We haven’t even finished the first quarter of the year yet.

The rules are simple: Using only books you have read this year, answer the questions. Try not to repeat a book title.

Tag Tuesday

In high school I was Herding Cats (Sarah Andersen)

People might be surprised by The Case of the Damaged Detective (Drew Hayes)

I will never be (the) Hogfather (Terry Pratchett)

My fantasy job is Conning for Keeps (Seleste deLaney) ~ (writing fiction is a form of a con, right? That’s what I’m going with anyway)

At the end of a long day I need (to) Come Tumbling Down (Seanan McGuire)

I hate The Unkindest Tide (Seanan McGuire) ~ (I don’t hate the book, but I do hate unkindness)

I wish I had The Invisible Library (Genevieve Cogman)

My family reunions are (in) Small Spaces (Katherine Arden)

At a party you’d find me with The Martian (Andy Weir)

I’ve never been to The Starless Sea (Erin Morgenstern)

A happy day includes Home (Nnedi Okorafor)

Motto I live by: Death by Dumpling (Vivien Chien) ~ (not literally, of course, but I do usually want to eat ALL THE DUMPLINGS)

On my bucket list is Fruits Basket (Natsuki Takaya) ~ (we’re almost back to the season where my favorite fruits are fresh!)

In my next life, I want to have The Alchemist (Paulo Coelho) ~ (though really, what I really want is an alchemist who can turn lead into gold for me so that I can be rich and spend all my time reading… I don’t think Coelho’s alchemist would be that kind of alchemist. 😉)

Okay, I had to add a word or two there to make the sentences make sense. I don’t really think that’s cheating. (For the record, the words in bold are the prompts, and the parenthetical remarks are my additions.)

How would you answer these questions using your 2020 book titles? If you decide to do the tag, please ping me so I can see what you answer!

21 thoughts on “Tag Tuesday ~ My Life in Books (2020)

  1. Oh wow! This seems like a difficult tag. Which means I should try it. I’ve already read a lot of books, so I might be able to make it work. It’s fun! 🙂

    1. It was interesting using only 2020 titles! I wasn’t really happy with some of my answers, but I managed to make them work. It was a lot of fun though! I think it’d be easier (maybe even more fun?) to do this at the end of the year.

  2. I adore this tag! It be one (the only?) that I did. I plan on doing it at the end of every year cause it entertains me. Ye should do it again at the end of the year without repeating titles from this version.
    x The Captain

  3. Oh my gosh, this is so cute, and it made me giggle. I love the way you answered. Writing is totally like a long-term con job haha. I, too, would like an alchemist. For the gold. But also the philosopher’s stone. I’m definitely gonna have to do this tag! It’s so unique.

  4. Great answers! I don’t think I’ll be able to do this one again until the end of the year but I’m definitely planning to revisit it 😁

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