Friday, December 15, 2017

My Life in Books - 2017

Adam at Roof Beam Reader did a meme that made me smile, so I copied it and did my own version, based on books read in 2017.

I love this time of year--looking back and planning ahead!

  • In high school I was: The Beekeeper’s Apprentice (Laurie R. King) (actually my parents had bees at the time, so this is not totally fabricated!)
  • People might be surprised (by): Dragon Teeth (Michael Crichton)
  • I will never be: A Marked Man (Barbara Hamilton)
  • My fantasy job is: A Walk Along the Wall (Hunter Davies)
  • At the end of a long day I need: Home Cooking (Laurie Colwin)
  • I hate it when: Leaving Everything Most Loved (Jacqueline Winspear)
  • Wish I had: News of the World (Paulette Giles)
  • My family reunions are: Homegoing (Yaa Gyasi)
  • At a party you’d find me with: The Brontes (Juliet Barker)
  • I’ve never been to: The Underground Railroad (Colson Whitehead)
  • A happy day includes: Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe (Fannie Flagg)
  • Motto I live by: Yes Please (Amy Poehler)
  • On my bucket list is: Journey to Munich (Jacqueline Winspear)
  • In my next life, I want to have: Three Men in a Boat (Jerome K. Jerome)

Feel free to play along and provide a link to your list or provide it in the comments.

Happy holidays and happy reading!


  1. I'm going to be chuckling about your next life choice for some time :-D

  2. Several of my Blogger friends are participating in the meme. I think that it is really neat. I also would hang out with the Bronte's if I was at a party :)

  3. Great post! Your choices made me smile. :)

  4. Such good answers! I might have a go too. I still haven't managed a 'walk along the wall'! Maybe next year ...

  5. Love these! I'd love to spend time at a party with the Brontes, and the motto you live by is pretty perfect too! Looks like you had a great reading year too.

  6. I also really liked your choices and gave me some great book ideas about what to read in 2018

  7. This was such fun to read that I immediately went to look over what I'd read this year to play along.