Life in Books Tag

Life in Books Tag
I don’t know where this one came from (if you know, I’d love to credit them), but this looked like a fun tag to tackle, and I was in the mood to try one.

1. Find a book for each of your initials

High Fidelity Changes Needle Song

High Fidelity by Nick Hornby

Changes by Jim Butcher

Needle Song by Russell Day


2. Count your age along your bookshelf – what book is it?

The Snapper

The Snapper by Roddy Doyle


3. A book set in your city/country

Boise Longpig Hunting Club

Boise Longpig Hunting Club by Nick Kolakowski

Boise isn’t my hometown, but this book takes place in Boise and many surrounding areas—Jake Halligan would have to drive by my town several times in this book, so I’m counting it.


4. A book that represents a destination you’d love to travel to

 The Naming of the Dead

The Naming of the Dead by Ian Rankin

I’m not really that big on travel, but my wife and I have often talked about going to Scotland, and it doesn’t get more Scottish than Ian Rankin?


5. A book that’s your favorite color

The Run-Out Groove

The Run-Out Groove by Andrew Cartmel

Haven’t read this yet, but it’s sitting on my TBR Shelf for ages—love that orange.


6. Which book do you have the fondest memories of?

The Fellowship of Fear

The Fellowship of Fear by Aaron J. Elkins

This was hard, really hard. There are a handful I could think of here, but they’re the ones I can’t shut up about. But as I tossed ideas around (which was a lot of fun, and I spent more time doing than I’m going to admit), when I stumbled onto this one, I mentally threw in the towel. My first encounter with Gideon Oliver, this kind of mystery (it might have been my first amateur detective who wasn’t a lawyer), Forensic Anthropology—literary love at first sight.


7. Which book did you have the most difficulty reading?

The Sound and the Fury

The Sound and the Fury by William Faulkner

There are a few that fit here, too. But I remember struggling mightily with this one—which bothered me, I loved the Faulkner I read in college and often figured I’d turn into one of those guys with a deep familiarity with his opus. Instead, I’ve got Douglas Adams, Robert B. Parker, and Jonathan Tropper. Not exactly equivalent.


8. Which book in your TBR pile will give you the biggest accomplishment when you finish it?

The Border

The Border by Don Winslow

The Cartel kicked my butt, and ThePower of the Dog left me shell-shocked, to imagine there’s one to tie off the series really intimidates me. But I really want to find out how he wraps it up.


As usual, I’m not tagging anyone in this—but I’d like to see what you all have to come up with.