Wednesday, 1 July 2015

Six in Six 2015....


The idea being that as the end of June approaches and we are then halfway through 2015, let us share the books we have read in those first 6 months. In fact let’s share 6 books in 6 categories, or simply just 6 books. Whatever you want to and the same book can obviously feature in more than one category.

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Here are some ideas for headings for your 6 book choices:

Six new authors to me
Six authors I have read before
Six authors I am looking forward to reading more of
Six books I have enjoyed the most
Six books I was disappointed with
Six series of books read or started
Six authors I read last year – but not so far this year
Six books that took me on extraordinary journeys
Six books that took me by the hand and led me into the past
Six books from the past that drew me back there
Six books from authors I know will never let me down
Six books I must mention that don’t fit nicely into any category
Six books I started in the first six months of the year and was still caught up with in July
Six trips to Europe
Six blogging events I enjoyed
Six bookish things I’m looking forward to
Six Espionage or Historical Novels I enjoyed
Six Cool Classics
Six Non-US/Non-British Authors
Six From the Non-Fiction Shelf
Six books that didn’t live up to expectations
Six books that I had one or two problems with but am still glad I tried
Six books that are related to The Great War or Second World War
Six bookshops I have visited
Six books I’ve read in an English translation

Here's my Six in Six

Six new authors to me :- 

1. Linda Huber

2. Fiona Neill

3. M J Arlidge

4. Joanna Courtney

5. Kate Rhodes

6. Rebecca Whitney 

Six authors I have read before

1. Elizabeth Chadwick

2. Pamela Hartshorne

3. Rebecca Mascull

4. Jodi Picoult

5. Elly Griffiths

6. Deborah Harkness 

Six books I have enjoyed the most

1. If You Go Away by Adele Parks

2. The Edge of Dark by Pamela Hartshorne

3. The Seven Sisters by Lucinda Riley

4. The Silent Hours by Cesca Major

5. We are all Made of Stars by Rowan Coleman

6. You, Me and Other People by Fionnuala Kearney 

Six books that took me by the hand and led me into the past

1. The Raven’s Head by Karen Maitland

2. Lamentation by C J Sansom

3. The Song of the Sea Maid by Rebecca Mascull

4. The Silvered Heart by Katherine Clements

5. Leopards of Normandy by David Churchill

6. The Chosen Queen by Joanna Courtney

Six trips to Europe

1. The Red Notebook by Antoine Laurain (Paris)

2. Hausfrau by Jill Alexander Essbaum (Zurich)

3. A Spell in Provence by Marie Laval (France)

4. The Wedding Cake Tree by Melanie Hudson ( England and Europe)

5. Secrets of the Tower by Debbie Rix (Italy)

6. Wolf Winter by Cecelia Ekback ( Sweden)

Six books that are related to The Great War or Second World War

1. Letters to the Lost by Iona Grey (WW2)

2. The Silent Hours by Cesca Major (WW2)

3. I Can’t Begin to Tell You by Elizabeth Buchan (WW2)

4. The Last Pier by Roma Tearne (WW2)

5. Sail upon the Land by Josa Young (WW2)

6. Into the Unknown by Lorna Peel (WW2)

Here's to the next 6 in 6

Happy Reading.



  1. Thanks Josie! Here's mine - 6 New Titles I have enjoyed a lot this year:

    1. Lost and Found - Brooke Davis - made me smile
    2. A Robot in the Garden - Deborah Install - ditto!
    3. Station Eleven - Emily St John Mandel - if you like dystopian.....
    4. A Year of Marvellous Ways - Sarah Winman - a kind of love story
    5. The Sisters From Hardscrabble Bay - Beverly Jensen - follow these sisters from childhood to old age
    6. The Truth According to Us - Annie Barrows - we all see the truth a little differently

    1. Thanks for sharing Susan - some great book choices there :)


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