Before reviewing books read in 2021, I shall summarise last year’s reading with a meme first spotted on Annabel’s blog. (I “borrowed” the lovely image from her too!)

Using only books you have read in 2020, answer these prompts. Try not to repeat a book title. (Links in the titles will take you to my reviews where they exist).

• In high school I was: The Loyal Subject (Heinrich Mann)

• People might be surprised by: The Lying Life of Adults (Elena Ferrante)

• I will never be: The Blessed Rita (Tommy Wieringa)

• My life in lockdown was like: The Waiting (Regi Claire)

• My fantasy job is: Customer Service (Benoît Duteutre)

• At the end of a long day I need: Two Blankets, Three Sheets (Rodaan Al Galidi)

• I hate being: The Lost and The Damned (Olivier Norek)

• Wish I had: This Little Art (Kate Briggs)

• My family reunions are (unsurprisingly): Reunion(s) (Fred Uhlman)

• At a party you’d find me with: Daisy Jones and The Six (Taylor Jenkins Reid)

• I’ve never been to: Where The World Ends (Geraldine McCaughrean)

• A happy day includes: Party Fun With Kant (Nicholas Mahler)

• Motto I live by: I Will Judge You By Your Bookshelf (Grant Snider)

• On my bucket list is: A Self-Portrait with A Swarm of Bees (Jan Wagner)

• In my next life, I want to have: The Great Fortune (Olivia Manning)