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! 😉  )