Six in Six: 2018

I’m pleased to see that Jo at The Book Jotter  is running this meme again this year to summarise six months of reading, sorting the books into six categories – you can choose from the ones Jo suggests or come up with your own. The same book can obviously feature in more than one category.

Here are my six categories (with links to my reviews):

Six books I have enjoyed (just some of the 5* books I’ve read this year)

  1. After You’d Gone by Maggie O’Farrell
  2. The Toymakers by Robert Dinsdale
  3. Watching You by Lisa Jewell
  4. Munich by Robert Harris
  5. The Ashes of London by Andrew Taylor
  6. The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck

Six new authors to me

  1. Notes From An Exhibition by Patrick Gale
  2. Force of Nature by Jane Harper
  3. The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah
  4. The Smiling Man by Joseph Knox
  5. The Good Liar by Catherine McKenzie
  6. Major Pettigrew’s Last Stand by Helen Simsonson

Six books from the past that drew me back there

  1. The Wicked Cometh by Laura Carlin
  2. The Tuscan Child by Rhys Bowen
  3. The Western Wind by Samantha Harvey
  4. The Tenderness of Wolves by Stef Penney
  5. Her Hidden Life by V S Alexander
  6. The Fire Court by Andrew Taylor

Six Non-British Authors

  1. Only Child by Rhiannon Navin
  2. The Midnight Line by Lee Child
  3. Time is a Killer by Michel Bussi
  4. A Dying Note by Ann Parker
  5. The Three Evangelists by Fred Vargas
  6. The Hunger by Alma Katsu

Six  Golden Age Mysteries

  1. The Secret Vanguard by Michael Innes
  2. Bump in the Night by Colin Watson
  3. Portrait of a Murderer by Anne Meredith
  4. The Daffodil Affair by Michael Innes
  5. Bats in the Belfry by E C R Lorac
  6. Fire in the Thatch by E C R Lorac

Six authors I read last year – but not so far this year and their books I hope to read

  1. Colin Dexter – The Riddle of the Third Mile
  2. Peter May – Coffin Road
  3. Beryl Bainbridge – Another Part of the Wood
  4. Gillian McAllister – No Further Questions (to be published in October)
  5. Ann Cleeves – Wild Fire (to be published in September)
  6. Ian Rankin – In a House of Lies (to be published in October)

How is your reading going this year? Do let me know if you take part in Six in Six too.

9 thoughts on “Six in Six: 2018

  1. I like this approach to looking at one’s reading, Margaret. And you’ve had some fine reads, too! I’m glad of the nudge to read Lorac, too. I really must get to Bats in the Belfry..


  2. Great choice of categories and books, Margaret. Of your 5 star books, I have read and enjoyed The Ashes of London and am looking forward to Munich and The Grapes of Wrath.


  3. Huge fun! I have Munich on my library pile. I’d like to do this but am pushed for time at the moment… quieter next week so perhaps I’ll give it a go then.


  4. Lee Child is British, Margaret, although I believe he lives in America now. I look forward to reading Munich, I’m glad to see you enjoyed it.


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