Life According to Literature: 2017

January 1, 2018 | 2 comments


It’s a new year, and thus time to fill out the annual Life According to Literature survey (originally by Catherine Pope). The rules are easy: answer each statement using the title of a book read in 2017.

+ Describe yourself: The Scarred Woman (Jussi Adler-Olsen)

+ How do you feel: In the Morning I’ll Be Gone (Adrian McKinty)

+ Describe where you currently live: 66º North (Mikael Ridpath)

+ If you could go anywhere, where would you go: Where Roses Never Die (Gunnar Staalesen)

+ Your favourite form of transportation: Into the Water (Paula Hawkins)

+ Your best friend is: The Ice Queen (Nele Neuhaus)

+ You and your friends are: The Missing (Caroline Eriksson)

+ What’s the weather like: Endless Night (Agatha Christie), but also A Cold Day in Paradise (Steve Hamilton)

+ You fear: The Murder Room (Michael Capuzzo)

+ What is the best advice you have to give: Take the Key and Lock Her Up (Ally Carter)

+ Thought for the day: Cruel Is the Night (Karo Hamalainen)

+ How I would like to die: The River at Night (Erica Ferencik)

+ My soul’s present condition: Blue Monday (Nicci French)

How would you describe your 2017, using only the titles of books you read during the year?

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