My Life in Books, 2020

I do not know who started this yearly meme (and if anyone knows, please let me know), but I quite enjoy reading these posts. I have seen a variation of the questions this year, including a new one for Covid, but most of the questions are similar. If you have or will do one this year, put a note in the comment section.


Using only the books you’ve read this year, answer these questions:

In high school I was Greenwitch (Susan Cooper)

People might be surprised by What Maisie Knew (Henry James)

I will never be The Portrait of a Lady (Henry James)

My life in lockdown was like The Book of Longings (Sue Monk Kidd)

My fantasy job is Information Hunters (Kathy Peiss)

At the end of a long day I need A Room with a View (EM Forster)

I hate being Shunned (Linda A. Curtis)

Wish I had The Lady’s Handbook for her Mysterious Illness (Sarah Ramey)

My family reunions are Jude, the Obscure (Thomas Hardy)

At a party you’d find me with The Ancestor (Danielle Trussoni)

I’ve never been to The Jane Austen Society (Natalie Jenner)

A happy day includes (The Magicians, Lev Grossman)

Motto I live by We Must be Brave (Frances Liardet)

On my bucket list is The Pull of the Stars (Emma Donoghue)

In my next life I want to have Glimpses of the Moon (Edith Wharton)

I can’t wait to do this again….

19 thoughts on “My Life in Books, 2020

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  2. Great answers, Laurie – I particularly love that at the end of a long day you need A Room with a View and that you’ve never been to The Jane Austen Society; both of which are books I am hoping to read soon! 😊 I am hoping to have my version of this meme posted very soon. 🙂

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    1. I’ll keep a lookout for your list. I love these!

      Just a heads up on The Jane Austen Society, which I enjoyed very much. The characters really like her books and often exchange quotes. Emma features a lot and that was the only one I had not read. Just recently I rectified that and now I want to read The JA Society again.🤭

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    1. I really enjoyed them, because the problems plaguing the characters are based on the ancient myths and legends of the land, villages and towns the characters live in that are infiltrating the present which is the kind of fantasy I like. Also, I read the six books out of sequence and they still worked for me. I don’t know your taste in YA (no one has a terminal illness or hates their parents in these books:) ), but I highly recommend the series.

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  3. This is so cool! I will need to make a list of books, challenging because I tend to forget titles. Too bad I don’t keep a list as I go. Combing my shelves of this year’s reads:

    In high school I was a Riddle in Ruby.
    People might be surprised by Traces in Blood, Bone and Stone
    I will never be One Tough Out. (can’t hit the ball!)
    My life in lockdown was like Lost Connections.
    My fantasy job is The Women with Silver Wings
    At the end of a long day I need My Time to Speak.
    I hate being Born a Crime.
    Wish I had Howl’s Moving Castle
    At a party you’d find me with Love, Insh’Allah
    A happy day includes How to Train a Dragon.
    Motto I live by Never in Anger.
    On my bucket list is Kingdom of Copper
    In my next life I want to Be Taught, If Fortunate

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    1. I have only read one other Emma Donoghue, The Wonder. I love how she takes historical events and makes them so human. There is a methodology in the dialog in The Pull of the Stars that was confusing at first…I’ll let you discover it…but once I got comfortable with it, the book just flew.

      I will go to your list and check out your book of longings 🙂

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  4. Isn’t this a fun meme? I like your solutions, so many reading as totally normal and logical, not always easy to achieve. And my answer, scheduled soon, to “At the end of a long day I need” is similar to yours … but not exactly!

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