Kudos to whomever came up with this unique topic! I have not read these books and am only mentioning them because these occupations sound amazing.
Title and Author: The Blood of Flowers by Anita Amirrezvani
The Job: Carpet designer
Why I’m Interested: It’s quiet, intricate work that creates beloved family heirlooms.
Title and Author: The Queen’s Dollmaker by Christine Trent
The Job: Dollmaker
Why I’m Interested: Dolls bring so much joy to the world.
Title and Author: Burning Bright by Tracy Chevalier
The Job: Poet
Why I’m Interested: I used to write a lot of poetry. It’s harder than some people imagine it to be but quite rewarding when you finally figure out the right turn of phrase to make your point succinctly.
Title and Author: The Naturalist’s Daughter by Tea Cooper
The Job: Naturalist
Why I’m Interested: This specific naturalist studied the platypus, an animal I find utterly fascinating. Wouldn’t it be cool to be the first person from your culture to discover such a thing? I’d like to think he spoke to the people who already lived there about what they knew about the life cycle and physiology of the platypus.
Title and Author: The Light Between Oceans by M.L. Stedman
The Job: Lighthouse Keeper
Why I’m Interested: It was generally quiet and peaceful work which appeals to this introvert quite a bit. I’d have time to write stories or read books while I was on the job.
Title and Author: The Archivist by Martha Cooley
The Job: Archivist
Why I’m Interested: I adore organizing, cataloguing, and sorting all sorts of different things. Being an archivist sounds heavenly to me.