Six in Six: The 2022 Edition

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. Here are my six categories (with links to my reviews in the first 4 categories).

Six Crime Fiction

  1. Death in the Tunnel by Miles Burton
  2. The Last Trial by Scott Turow
  3. The Second Cut by Louise Welsh
  4. The Drowned City by K L Maitland
  5. Cécile is Dead by Georges Simenon
  6. The Hiding Place by Simon Lelic

Six Authors New to me

  1. How To Catch a Mole by Marc Hamer (nonfiction)
  2. The Chalet by Catherine Cooper
  3. Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad
  4. Rain: Four Walks in English Weather by Melissa Harrison
  5. The Chapel in the Woods by Dolores Gordon-Smith
  6. A Tapping at My Door by David Jackson

Six books from the past that drew me back there

  1. The Queen’s Lady by Joanne Hickson
  2. The Man in the Bunker by Rory Clements
  3. Ashes by Christopher de Vinck
  4. The Red Monarch by Bella Ellis
  5. The Homecoming by Anna Enquist
  6. Moonlight and the Pearler’s Daughter by Lizzie Pook

Six Books I Read from My To Be Read List

  1. David Copperfield by Charles Dickens
  2. The Honourable Schoolboy by John le Carré
  3. Notre-Dame de Paris by Victor Hugo
  4. A Room With a View by E M Forster
  5. State of Wonder by Ann Patchett
  6. The Riddle of the Third Mile by Colin Dexter

Six  Books I’ve Read But Not Reviewed

  1. Miss Austen by Gill Hornby
  2. The Storm Sister by Lucinda Riley
  3. Dead Like You by Peter James
  4. Smiley’s People by John le Carré
  5. Holy Island by L J Ross
  6. The Fellowship of the Ring by J R R Tolkein

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

  1. Daphne du Maurier – I’ll Never Be Young Again
  2. Lucinda Riley – The Pearl Sister
  3. Charles Dickens – Nicolas Nickleby
  4. Robert Harris – Nucleus
  5. Beryl Bainbridge – Winter Garden
  6. Steve Cavanagh – Thirteen

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: The 2022 Edition

  1. I like those categories, Margaret! And perhaps you didn’t read as much during the first half of this year as you did last year, but your choices are varied and really interesting. I’m glad of the reminder, too, to read some William Shaw, which I’ve not yet done…

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  2. An interesting way to look back over the year. I’ve not heard of that Colin Dexter title but looking up the synopsis I find it was adapted for tv under a different title and with a slightly different plot.

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    1. Years ago I loved watching the Morse series on TV and started to look for Colin Dexter’s books – I still haven’t read all of them. The Riddle of the Third Mile was the basis for the TV adaptation, The Last Enemy, but there are several changes.


  3. Well done – I always find this one quite tricky to do and end up doing lots of chopping and changing! I haven’t read many of your choices, but loved Cecile is Dead, The Last Trial and Heart of Darkness, and of course The Fellowship of the Ring. Interested to see you have Nicholas Nickleby on your shelf – one of my top favourites. Will it be a new read or a re-read for you?

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  4. Thank you for joining in, I haven’t read as much as last year but I hope with some holidays soon I can make a dent in the big lists and piles of books.

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