My 2019 Life In Books

I’d planned today to disclose my favourite and least favourite books of the year. But it’s been a tiring day and the brain isn’t up to it. So you’ll have to suspend your excitement for just one more day.

In the meantime here’s a fun meme I found on Lizzy’sLiteraryLife today. The origin of this seems clouded in mystery. Lizzy spotted it on Annabel’s website who in turn saw it on Laura’s site.

The idea is to answer some questions using only the titles of books read this year (ie 2019), trying not to use any book more than once.  (Links in the titles will take you to my reviews)

In high school I was:   Becoming by Michelle Obama

People might be surprised by: My Brilliant Career by Miles Franklin

I will never be:  The Bowery Slugger by Leopold Borstinski

My fantasy job is (to be a) Ghostbird by Carole Lovekin

At the end of a long day I needThree Hours (sleep) 

I hate:  Trick(s)  by Domenico Starnone

Wish I had:  (A) Milkman by Anna Burns

My family reunions are: A Fine Balance  by Rohinton Mistry

At a party you’d find me with:  A Rising Man by Abir Mukherjee

I’ve never been to:  The Salt Path by Raynor Winn

A happy day includes: Big Sky by Kate Atkinson

Motto I live by:  Dignity  by Alys Conran

On my bucket list is : Breakfast at Tiffany’s  by Truman Capote and The Hotel Tito by Ivana Bodrozic

In my next life, I want to have:  A Whole Life  by Robert Seethaler

This was entertaining. Join in the fun and share the books you’d choose to mark 2019


What do you need to know about me? 1. I'm from Wales which is one of the countries in the UK and must never be confused with England. 2. My life has always revolved around the written and spoken word. I worked as a journalist for nine years then in international corporate communications 3. My tastes in books are eclectic. I love realism and hate science fiction and science fantasy. 4. I am trying to broaden my reading horizons geographically by reading more books in translation

11 thoughts on “My 2019 Life In Books

  • January 2, 2020 at 1:26 am

    Oh I *love* this! Definitely going to pinch it for my blog, such fun! Thank you! ❤️

    • January 2, 2020 at 2:29 pm

      It was a good way to spend a few hours while slumped on the sofa.

  • January 1, 2020 at 3:01 pm

    That was fun. I only read 30 books so I don’t know if I could come up with that many, but I might try later today…eagerly awaiting your favorite and least favorite books of 2019.

  • December 31, 2019 at 4:25 pm

    Hahahah. What fun! I like the (sleep) comment and the family reunion observation! (Also loved that novel.) Good reading to you in 2020!

  • December 31, 2019 at 1:31 pm

    Delighted to be on this list. Thank you for including Ghostbird! Every best wish (& numberless books) for 2020.

  • December 31, 2019 at 8:30 am

    You’ve reminded me that I meant to post one of these by the end of the year but I suspect it will be tomorrow now. Some wonderful answers here. It’s almost as if you’ve been reading with this meme in mind, Karen!

  • December 31, 2019 at 5:21 am

    Very clever and inventive meme. I look forward to your best of post.


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