I did a version of this in 2011, 2012 and 2015 as well as this same list in 2017 and 2019, because it always amuses me. This time I’m borrowing Annabel’s additional Covid question! (Although I’ve altered it slightly to emphasise that I only felt this way in full lockdown, not during the long periods of horrible partial lockdowns we’ve had).
Me during the first lockdown, about to attend a Zoom cocktail party.
Using only books you have read this year (2020), answer these questions. Try not to repeat a book title.
In high school I was Finding My Voice (Nadiya Hussain)
People might be surprised by Feminism (Deborah Cameron)
I will never be Straight Expectations (Julie Bindel)
My life in (full) lockdown was like Escape Pod (ed. Mur Lafferty)
My fantasy job is The Left-Handed Booksellers of London (Garth Nix)
At the end of a long day I need Home Remedies (Xuan Juliana Wang)
I hate Real Life (Brandon Taylor)
Wish I had Property (Valerie Martin)
My family reunions are Kindred (Octavia E. Butler)
At a party you’d find me with Outsiders (ed. Alice Slater)
I’ve never been to Kitchens of the Great Midwest (J. Ryan Stradal)
A happy day includes Beautiful Ruins (Jess Walter)
Motto I live by [We get] The Monsters We Deserve (Marcus Sedgwick)
On my bucket list is Bright and Dangerous Objects (Anneliese Mackintosh)
In my next life, I want to have The Most Fun We Ever Had (Claire Lombardo)
Tagging everyone else who wants to join in!