Six in Six: 2019

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.

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)

Six Authors New to me

  1. The Glass Woman by Caroline Lea
  2. The Colour of Murder by Julian Symons
  3. The Tea Planter’s Wife by Dinah Jefferies
  4. The Frank Business by Olivia Glazebrook
  5. Dear Mrs Bird by A J Pearce
  6. The Family Secret by Tracy Buchanan

Six books from the past that drew me back there

  1. The Seeker by S G Maclean
  2. Destroying Angel by S G MacLean
  3. The Man on a Donkey by H F M Prescott
  4. Wakenhyrst by Michelle Paver
  5. The Butterfly Room by Lucinda Riley
  6. Those Who Are Loved by Victoria Hislop

Six Crime Fiction

  1. Cold Earth by Ann Cleeves
  2. I Found You by Lisa Jewell
  3. The Island by Ragnar Jonasson
  4. A Snapshot of Murder by Frances Brody
  5. Codename Villanelle by Luke Jennings
  6. Dirty Little Secrets by Jo Spain

Six  Books I Read on Kindle

  1. The Good Son by You-jeong Jeong
  2. Greenmantle by John Buchan
  3. The Wych Elm by Tana French
  4. The Murder of My Aunt by Richard Hull
  5. The Ruin by Dervla McTiernan
  6. Beneath the Surface by Fiona Neill

Six Physical Books I Read

  1. Breakfast at Tiffany’s by Truman Capote
  2. The King’s Evil by Andrew Taylor
  3. The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot
  4. Sweet Thursday by John Steinbeck
  5. The Tattooist of Auschwitz by Heather Morris
  6. The Broken Mirror by Jonathan Coe

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


10 thoughts on “Six in Six: 2019

  1. I am really going to have to have a second go at The Wych Elm. I normally love Tana French’s work but I stuck about fifty pages in with this one. Everyone keeps telling me how good it is. I shall have to give it a second chance.


  2. This is a great idea for meme, Margaret, and I really like those categories. This sort of meme helps you look back on your reading, and still plan for the rest of the year. You’ve had a good six months of reading, too!


  3. I notice you say ‘just some of the 5* books I’ve read this year’. I too feel like I’ve had a good reading year, a lot of 4*s and a quite a few 5s I think. But when I think about it, if a book is not up to scratch within the first 50 pages I’m inclined these days to abandon it. So no wonder I don’t have that many 2s and 3s on Goodreads! LOL

    I have The Murder of My Aunt safely ensconced in The Black Hole, must get to it as I gather it’s rather good. Likewise Greenmantle. So many books…

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  4. I always enjoy these summaries – it really makes you review the year’s reading from a new perspective, doesn’t it? I am tempted to do one myself.


  5. I’m planning to take part in this too, but I’m still working on my post. I like your choice of categories. It’s good to see Mrs Whistler is one of your 5* books as I’m hoping to read it soon.


  6. That is a very interesting list of books. One thing I love about this meme is the varied list of topics so each list is very different.


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