Book Tag: My Life in Books 2023

Book Tag: My Life in Books 2023

Since I’ve been pretty absent in the past couple of weeks, I decided to start 2024 with a fun tag, My Life in Books which I discovered back in 2022 through Liis’s blog Cover to Cover. We don’t quite know who created this tag so I don’t know who to credit, but whoever it was, thank you! I had so much fun with it last year, that I just have to do it again. Liis and I decided to update it a bit, thus we yeeted some of the prompts, added new ones to make a nice round number of 20, and rearranged them a bit. So here is the My Life in Books 2023 edition!

Using only books you have read this year (2023), answer these prompts. Try not to repeat a book title.

Reviews are linked where available. Note: these aren’t necessarily my favorite books of 2023, there will be a whole separate list of those in January. I also used titles I DNFd, because some titles just worked way too well #sorrynotsorry. However, I did not use titles that were rereads or unpublished beta reads. I might use them in the year they get published.

Motto I live by: Double or Nothing (by Craig Schaefer)

Double or Nothing by Craig Schaefer

On my bucket list is The Book-Lovers’ Retreat (by Heidi Swain)

The Book-Lovers' Retreat by Heidi Swain

A happy day includes Italy Ever After (by Leonie Mack)

Italy Ever After by Leonie Mack

When I’m in a murderous mood I need The Cleaving (by Juliet E. McKenna)

The Cleaving by Juliet E. McKenna

People might be surprised by The Book That Wouldn’t Burn (by Mark Lawrence)

The Book That Wouldn't Burn by Mark Lawrence

I will never be Beyond the Wand (by Tom Felton)

Beyond the Wand by Tom Felton

Celebrating holidays with my family is always Blood & Sugar (by Laura Shepherd-Robinson)

Blood & Sugar by Laura Shepherd-Robinson

At a party you’d find me with The King of Faerie (by A.J. Lancaster)

The King of Faerie by A.J. Lancaster

The best traveling companion would be Emily Wilde’s Encyclopaedia of Faeries (by Heather Fawcett)

Emily Wilde's Encyclopaedia of Faeries by Heather Fawcett

I’d end up in an asylum because of Haggis MacBrawn’s Dishy Secret (by Karen McCompostine)

Haggis MacBrawn's Dishy Secret by Karen McCompostine

If I ran a fantasy tavern, it would be called Dawn Razed (by Josh Erikson)

Dawn Razed by Josh Erikson

For the past year at work I was Half a Soul (by Olivia Atwater)

Half a Soul by Olivia Atwater

The title of my memoir would be A Song for the Void (by Andrew C. Piazza)

A Song for the Void by Andrew C. Piazza

In my next life, I want to be Card Mage: Slumdog Deck Builder (by Benedict Patrick)

Card Mage: Slumdog Deckbuilder by Benedict Patrick

My life in 2023 was like Four Seasons in Japan (by Nick Bradley)

Four Season in Japan by Nick Bradley

My theme song for 2024 should be The Meet Cute Method (by Portia MacIntosh)

The Meet Cute Method by Portia MacIntosh

Aaaand that’s the my life in books 2023 tag done. Boy, this was HARD. I read much more than last year, which means I had much more options. I could have done this twice and still have totally different books. I already can’t wait to do this again at the end of the year!

Since we hjust hit 2024, let me say a few parting words. 2023 sure was a year with everything happening (we’ve hit 100K views, I had an accident, I went to funerals, I had a mini holiday in Bristol including BristolCon and many many hugs, the need to look for a new QBA staff member, and a break at the end of the year to reset my batteries), but nonetheless, thank you for sticking with us still! I hope you’ll have a great 2024 and we wish you all a Happy New Year filled with amazing books!

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