Thirty Day Book Challenge #12: Book that is most like your life

I have never read a book that was like my life. I’m not even sure how to interpret this one. I can’t just pick a book in which the main character is a lot like me because that’s the next day’s topic. I can’t think of a single book that resembles my life, possibly because I read a lot of classics and well-known literature and not a lot of books that I pull randomly off the shelves (that might have a chance at being like my life).

When I was younger I used to feel a connection with the main character in The Secret Life of Amanda K. Woods by Ann Cameron, but for no obvious reasons. Her family was wealthy, she only had one sibling, her mother was horrible while her father was super involved, she lived in rural Wisconsin and the list of what is nothing like my life goes on and on. That’s just one example of a book that I connect with but is nothing like my life.

I’ll give you a bunch of quick points of my life, then you can tell me if you can think of a book that remotely resembles it.

I was born “out of wedlock,” as they say, my parents were together until I was ten, when they split up (never married = can’t use the word divorced). I have three siblings relatively close to me in age, but all older. We’ve always been comfortable, but never wealthy. I don’t drink alcohol. I’ve never been out of the United States. I love Minnesota (where I live). I’m an atheist and a freethinker and a secular humanist. I graduated high school at the very top of my class and college in the top ten students of my class. I have a B.A. in economics, and I blog quite often. I’m a long-term relationship person and I can make long-distance work quite well. Oh, and I lived with an Alzheimer’s patient for about 10 years of my life.

There, give me a book that resembles my life. Seriously, I’d love to read one that covers some of those things.

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