Six in Six: 2021

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. I think it’s a good way at looking back over the last six months’ reading.

This year, just like last year, I haven’t been reading as much as in previous years and up to the end of June the total was standing at 38 books. Several books could fit into the same categories, so to avoid duplication, for my last category I’ve chosen Jo’s category of ‘Six authors I read last year – but not so far this year‘ and added the books by those authors that I want to read.

Here are my six categories (with links to my reviews, except for the categories of Six Books I’ve Not Reviewed and Six Authors I Read Last Year, which I’ve linked to Goodreads):

Six Crime Fiction

  1. Cruel Acts by Jane Casey
  2. Exit by Belinda Bauer
  3. Murder in Mesopotamia by Agatha Christie
  4. Invisible Girl by Lisa Jewell
  5. The Mirror Dance by Catriona McPherson
  6. Murder in the Mill Race by E C R Lorac

Six Authors New to me

  1. The Marlow Murder Club by Robert Thoroughgood
  2. The Thursday Murder Club  by Richard Osman
  3. Girl in the Walls by A L Gnuse
  4. We Are Not in the World by Conor O’Callaghan
  5. Inland by Téa Obreht 
  6. The Railway Children by E Nesbit

Six books from the past that drew me back there

  1. The One I Was by Eliza Graham
  2. Orlando by Virginia Wood
  3. A Room Made of Leaves by Kate Grenville
  4. The Royal Secret by Andrew Taylor
  5. Circus of Wonders by Elizabeth Mcneal
  6. The Paris Library by Janet Skeslien Charles

 Six Books I Read from My To Be Read List

  1. Measure of Malice edited by Martin Edwards
  2. Don’t Look Now by Daphne du Maurier
  3. The Moon Sister by Lucinda Riley
  4. The Salt Path by Raynor Winn
  5. English Pastoral by James Rebanks
  6. Ice Bound by Jerri Nelson

Six  Books I’ve Read But Not Reviewed

  1. For the Record by David Cameron
  2. Not Dark Yet by Peter Robinson
  3. A Life on Our Planet by David Attenborough
  4. The Lieutenant by Kate Grenville
  5. Prophecy by S J Parris
  6. An Officer and a Spy by Robert Harris

Six authors I read last year – but not so far this year and their books I have on my shelves to read

  1. Reginald Hill – Child’s Play
  2. Georges Simenon – Night at the Crossroads
  3. Joseph Knox – True Crime Story
  4. Anthony Horowitz – A Line to Kill
  5. Ragnar Jonasson – The Girl Who Died
  6. William Shaw – Deadland

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

11 thoughts on “Six in Six: 2021

  1. Perhaps you haven’t been reading as much this year as in other years, Margaret (neither have I, truth be told), but you’ve got a great selection of books here. Like you, I enjoy well-written historical fiction, so it was great to see that category of ‘books that drew me there.’ I know that feeling, and it’s fantastic, isn’t it? You’ve given my TBR a couple of nudges, too, for which thanks!


    1. Thanks, Margot. It’s hard to judge really – not as many books, but maybe as many pages? I don’t know! And as you know I do love historical fiction – even better, historical crime fiction.

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  2. I took part too, it’s always interesting and surprising to look back and see what you’ve been reading, or more to the point – what I haven’t been reading!

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