Life According to Literature 2014


Life According to Literature’s describe your life using the titles of books you read this year found its way into my Inbox from Annabel Smith’s excellent blog. Here goes:


Describe yourself: Bark (Lorrie Moore)

How do you feel: The Summer Without Men (Siri Hustvedt)

Describe where you currently live: The Bend For Home (Dermot Healy)

If you could go anywhere, where would you go: Island (Matthew Lamb, ed)

Your favourite form of transportation: The Train (Flannery O’Connor)

Your best friend(s): The Luminaries (Eleanor Catton)

What’s the weather like: Americanah (Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie)

You fear: The Family Law (Benjamin Law)

What is the best advice you have to give: A Girl Is A Half-formed Thing (Eimear McBride)

Thought for the day: Breaking Beauty (Lynette Washington, ed)

How I would like to die: Five Are Together Again (Enid Blyton)

My soul’s present condition: Captives (Angela Meyer)


As she said: If you’re a blogger, please join me by sharing your answers to the prompts and linking in the comments. Otherwise, just pick a couple that grab you and tell me about your life in book titles. 

9 thoughts on “Life According to Literature 2014

  1. I would do the Q and A game but I really didn’t read many books in 2014, definitely not enough to do the challenge 😦 I know, it’s crazy, right? I love reading, but for some reason in the past two years I haven’t been reading much. And I have the LONGEST to read list ever. I am currently in the middle of the hobbit, and then I’m going to read “A Letter For The King.” After that, I’m going to read a book my mum gave me, and after I’ve read that, I’m going to read “The Castle Of Otranto” and then I have loads more books I want to read, but not in a specific order. XD

    I like your book answers 🙂

    Which of the books in this post did you enjoy the most?


    • Sorry, I didn’t see notifications of a lot of comments until just now. Hmpf. I’m just lucky I had time to read last year slowly figuring out work/life balance – I hear it takes a lifetime. Hmmmmm … I don’t know which book I enjoyed the most, that’s like choosing your favourite child; but Americanah was great, I got lost in the book and did not want it to end. I highly recommend it.

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