I Don’t Care What You Say Any More, This is My Life*

Margaret at BooksPlease reminded me of My Life in Books, a great meme in which bloggers complete sentences with the titles of books they’ve read in a given year. You’ll want to check her responses, as they’re terrific! And as you’ll be there, do read her excellent blog. Some great book reviews and thoughts await you.

I haven’t done this meme for a while, but I decided to do it this time. Several of these titles, by the way, were longlist contenders for the Ngaio Marsh Award for Best Crime Novel. It’s always a privilege to be on that panel.  So, here, without further ado, is…


My Life in Books 2020


In high school I was the one who was (the): Girl From the Tree House (Gudrun Frerichs)

People might be surprised by: Eight Perfect Murders (Peter Swanson)

I will never be:  The Sentry (Robert Crais)

Every Monday morning I look like:  Trust Me, I’m Dead (Sherryl Clark)

I fear (the): Rivers of London (Ben Aaronovich)

I hate being: In the Clearing (J.P. Pomare)

Wish I had: The Wild Card (Renée Rose)

The last meal I ate was: Blood Orange (Harriet Tyce)

At a party you’d find me with: The Nancys (R.W.R. McDonald)

I’ve never been to: The Silver Road (Stina Jackson)


Wanna play along? Sure ya do! Just complete the sentences with your own choices of books you’ve read. I’d love to see what you write.


*NOTE: The title of this post is a line from Billy Joel’s My Life. (Oh come on, don’t tell me you were surprised! 😉  )

14 thoughts on “I Don’t Care What You Say Any More, This is My Life*

  1. Thanks for the mention, Margot – and I am so glad to see you back blogging! I’m sorry I haven’t found you until today – 6 months after you began again! I have missed your posts.


    1. Thank you, Margaret! That’s very kind of you and I’m very glad you like what you’re finding here. It’s my pleasure to mention your excellent blog, and this meme is great – thanks for reminding me of it!


    1. Crais is always worth (re)reading, I think, Col. And I hope you’ll like Swanson’s work if and when you get to it.


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