I did this meme last year but wasn’t really thinking of doing it this year. However, here I am on Christmas morning with, for the first time in decades, nothing much to do until we head out to lunch, so why not? The thing about these memes is that they remind us of some of the great reads we’ve had over the year, and that’s a good thing.
Lisa says she thinks it was Annabel at Annabookbel who led the way in 2020 with this annual Christmas meme… Karen at Booker Talk reminded her and would have reminded me too, except I saw Lisa’s first, and I like that she seems to have added in a “lockdown” question.
Here are the rules: Using only books you have read this year (2021), answer these questions. Try not to repeat a book title. Links in the titles will take you to my reviews.
In high school I was This mournable body (Tsitsi Dangarembga) … because, you know, puberty and bodies aren’t a happy match.
People might be surprised by A mouthful of petals (Wendy and Allan Scarfe) … because, well, wouldn’t you?
I will never be The believer (Sarah Krasnostein) … at least, not of most of the kinds in this book.
My life in lockdown was like Dreams they forgot (Emma Ashmere) … self-explanatory!
My fantasy job is (in) West Block (Sara Dowse) … because it’s a gracious old building and I love working in gracious buildings.
I hate (being) The long prospect (Elizabeth Harrower) … because I’d rather be on the shortlist!
I wish I had A different kind of seeing (Marie Younan and Jill Sanguinetti) … because who couldn’t do with a new way of seeing in their lives?
My family reunions are Where the heart is (Irma Gold and Susannah Crispe) … because family just is.
At a party you’d find me with Girl, woman, other (Bernadine Evaristo) … because, sorry men, but woman do make safe company when there’s drink around.
I’ve never been to Bitter Wash Road (Garry Disher) … and am not sure I want to, either.
A happy day includes – Rural dreams (Margaret Hickey) … because, although I’m a small city-big town sort of girl, I do love to dream of the country.
Motto I live by None of us alone (Jonathan Shaw) … no man (or woman) is an island, and I like it that way.
On my bucket list is (exploring) Where the crawdads sing (Delia Owens) … when we can travel again (and if that happens in my lifetime).
In my next life I want to have Infinite splendours (Sofie Laguna) … wouldn’t you?
Sorry, but you only get two images, after two attempts to get a slideshow in. Methinks there might be a limit to the number of images in a slideshow and I exceeded it. Whatever, it wasn’t happening.
Anyhow, it’s time to get ready for my Christmas day’s activities, so I hope you all enjoy this little response to the meme, and, even more, that you have a peaceful, healthy, and happy holiday season wherever you are.