Thursday, 14 December 2017

My Life in Books (2017)

I'm struggling to settle to anything today. 
I'm bouncing from one thing to the next in a blur of summer heat and seasonal silliness. 
But then I spotted Adam's fun end of year meme, My Life in Books and I knew what I was doing for the next 20 mins!

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The rules? Pretty simple: answer the questions with books you read this year!

In high school I was: Children of the New World (Alexander Weinstein)

People might be surprised (by): What I Loved (Siri Hustvedt)

I will never be: The Ladies of Missalonghi (Colleen McCullough)

My fantasy job is: The Ministry of Utmost Happiness (Arundhati Roy)

At the end of a long day I need: Solitude (Michael Harris)

I hate it when: (I feel like) The Boy Behind the Curtain (Tim Winton)

Wish I had: A Dangerous Language (Sulari Gentill)

My family reunions are: The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck! (Mark Manson)

At a party you’d find me: Exit West (Mohsin Hamid)

I’ve never been to: Insomniac City (Bill Hayes)

A happy day includes: Reflection (Rebecka Sharpe Shelberg)

Motto I live by: Love and Friendship (Jane Austen)

On my bucket list is: (a) Journey to the River Sea (Eva Ibbotson)

In my next life, I want to have: Breakfast at Tiffany's (Truman Capote)

If you'd also like to avoid cleaning up the kitchen, writing a book review, or checking the mail, then join in the end of year, life in review, what books did I read this year fun with Adam @Roofbeamreader. 

I feel better already!


  1. Oh what fun. I'm grabbing this and doing it, too. Though I am afraid I will have trouble having title match the sentence starters. I like the way you worked in The Ladies of Missalonghi. I can't use it. I didn't read it this year.

    1. I had 2 spots for the Ladies - they were very nearly my company at the party!

  2. This is so fun. If I get a chance I'll try to play as well :)

    1. It was a lot of fun and just what I needed on Thursday!
      It was easy to find appropriate books and I could have probably put 2 books in for each question. SISTERS would have been a more accurate family option, but I went for rueful laughs instead :-)

  3. Ha - a lot of fun!

    1. You could probably make a list just using Iris Murdoch titles!

  4. This is great! I had so much fun creating my list too. I especially love your choices for "At a party" and "In my next life!"

    1. I could have used The Boy Behind the Curtain for the party option and I very nearly chose A Dangerous Language for my next life!

  5. I couldn't resist doing this meme either--great answers, especially the answer to the party question!

  6. I've done thus meme too. and I had to smile when I saw that your fantasy job is at The Ministry of Utmost Happiness as mine is too, especially as neither of us enjoyed the book!


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