I know! I know! Busy, busy, busy! Late, late, late! Let’s start again, shall we?
Day 12: Book that is most like your life
For starters, this one really stumped me. I don’t really read books that are ‘like my life’. I’m a classic escapist – I read books that give me something that I can’t find in my own life, my own world. Besides, anyone know any books about 23 year olds studying to become librarians? Sounds pretty unlikely to me. So, in the tradition of being a Literature student, I’m going to pull something out of nowhere whilst making strange and unusual links which might just be accurate. Maybe.
When you wake and find me gone… – Maureen McCarthy
When you wake and find me gone is a coming of age story, and a story about finding yourself. 20 year old Kit feels like everything is finally coming together. Right up until someone in her family has an accident in her whole world comes crashing down. Kit ends up leaving the family and friends she knows, the university study she’s coming to love, and travels to Ireland to find herself and the missing links to her past.
Now let’s get one thing straight: I’ve never had anything like this happen to me, and I knock on wood in the hope that it won’t. (Though the whole Ireland thing sounds pretty darn fantastic!)
Why I decided this book could be most like my life is where it starts off: a young twenty-something university student, studying and partying and hanging with friends, and living in an Australian city (I even have the vague feeling she might be in Melbourne, like me), generally enjoying life. That’s what my life is like. Except, where Kit has family dramas and leaves the country to find the truth, I sit at home and do uni assignments. But that’s as close as you’d get to my life. And really, I’d rather read about something completely different.