Six Months Summary

I saw that Jo at The Book Jotter has created a new meme, and I thought I’d join in. The idea is to celebrate the first six months of the reading year by putting six books into each of six categories. I’ve altered her categories a bit and not listed any books that disappointed me because I don’t want to draw attention to them. I’ve listed some books in more than one category and have linked the titles to my posts on the books.

I’ve already listed 10 of the best crime fiction books I’ve read this year, but I’ve also included some of them in these categories:

Six authors new to me (and the books I read):

  1. Kathryn Stockett – The Help
  2. Adrienne Dines – The Jigsaw Maker
  3. Terri Armstrong – Standing Water
  4. Vera Brittain – Testament of Youth
  5. Anne Bronte – Agnes Grey
  6. Kate Grenville – The Secret River

Six authors I have read before (and the books I read):

  1. Agatha Christie – several
  2. Jane Austen – Pride and Prejudice
  3. Daphne Du Maurier – My Cousin Rachel
  4. Rosy Thornton – Ninepins
  5. Hilary Mantel – A Place of Greater Safety and Bring Up the Bodies
  6. Charles Dickens – A Tale of Two Cities

Six books I have enjoyed the most:

  1. The Help by Kathryn Stockett
  2. Little Boy Lost by Marghanita Laski
  3. The Redeemed by M R Hall
  4. The Secret River by Kate Grenville
  5. A Quiet Life by Beryl Bainbridge
  6. A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens

Six historical fiction tiles I’ve enjoyed:

  1. The Help by Kathryn Stockett
  2. The Arrow Chest by Robert Parry
  3. The Village by Marghanita Laski
  4. A Place of Greater Safety by Hilary Mantel
  5. Bring Up the Bodies by Hilary Mantel

Six authors I am looking forward to reading more of:

  1. Phil Rickman
  2. M R Hall
  3. Ann Cleeves
  4. Wilkie Collins
  5. Anne Zouroudi
  6. Beryl Bainbridge

Six series of books read or started:

  1. Dandy Gilver by Catriona McPherson – read some
  2. Hermes Diaktoros by Anne Zouroudi – read some
  3. Rose McQuinn by Alanna Knight – read the first
  4. Wycliffe by W C Burley – read some
  5. Shetland Quartet – by Ann Cleeves – read all, but another Jimmy Perez book is on the way
  6. Inspector Alleyn by Ngaio Marsh – read the first

2 thoughts on “Six Months Summary”

  1. Great to see you joining in. I love the way everyone has tweaked their 6 to suit their own personal reading.

    I really must get round to reading Wolf Hall, before I read the sequel. And some more Ann Cleeves novels I loved the one I have read.

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