I’m turning 33 this month and decided to do the Over 30 Book Tag created by INKNOTBLOOD on Youtube. There are just six questions.
1. Name one of your favorite books that features a protagonist who is thirty years old or older.
A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman is a book I’m rereading and annotating currently. Ove is 59 years old. This is one of my favorite books. One of only a handful I’ve reread as an adult.
2. Name a book that represents who you were when you were younger.
I’m going to go with The Giver by Lois Lowry for this one. It is one I reread many many times as a child and a teen. I’m sure that’s where my love of dystopian fiction comes from. I was so surprised and delighted to discover as an adult that this is the first book in a quartet. I read and enjoyed the full series in 2017.
3. Name a book that represents where you are in your life now.
Currently my most prominent identity is widow. For five years it was just Jason and I and all I wanted or needed was to be Jason’s wife. Then I was Jason’s wife and Pepper’s mother for 4 years. Now I’m still Pepper’s mother, but I’ve been graduated to Jason’s widow. So a book that represents where I am in my life now would have to be one of my widow books. I’m going to choose The Hot Young Widows Club by Nora McInerny. I would never in a million years refer to myself as ‘hot’ by I do consider myself a young widow.
4. Name a book that represents something that has never changed about you.
On Writing by Stephen King is a book that I’ve read numerous times since it was published. I started writing poetry and stories as soon as I could spell a few words. As a child and a teen I dreamed of becoming a novelist like Stephen King. Every time I reread this book he inspires me to try and follow that dream again.
5. Name one of your favorite classics.
I had trouble thinking of one for this question. I have read some classics, but they are never favorites. I had to look through a list of ‘the best classics’ to find something I would say was a favorite and I chose To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee.
6. Name a book you like or would like to read that was published in the year you were born.
I was born on Friday, February 13, 1987. Looking through a few lists for books published in 1987 I found several that I have read over the years and not many that I hadn’t read and was still interested in. But, at the bottom of one list was one book I was very excited to see. I had no idea a book existed though I loved the movie as a child. I ordered the book from the library to try and read soon.
Madame Doubtfire by Anne Fine
What book do you love that was published the year you were born? Or one that was published in 1987?