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Six in Six for 2016

Six in Six
I saw this featured on Books Please earlier this week and it looks like a good way to summarise the first six months of reading of the year. This meme originates from Jo at The Book Jotter. The aim is to sort your reads 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.

Six Books I Really, Really Loved

 

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The Versions of Us by Laura Barnett
Burial Rites by Hannah Kent
Pictures of Perfection by Reginald Hill
The Swimming Pool by Louise Candlish
In Bitter Chill by Sarah Ward
A Tapping At My Door by David Jackson

Six Authors New To MeSix in Six 2

Beryl Bainbridge with Harriet Said
Nuala Ní Chonchúir with The Closet of Savage Mementos
J.T. Ellison with No One Knows
Victoria Blake with Mrs Maybrick
Alfair Burke with The Ex
Elizabeth Strout with My Name is Lucy Barton

 

Six Books From A Series

 

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The Woman in Blue by Elly Griffiths – No 8 in the Ruth Galloway Series
Kill Me Again by Rachel Abbott – No. 4 in the Tom Douglas Series
Tastes Like Fear by Sarah Hilary   No 3 in the DI Marnie Rome Series
Buried Angels by Camilla Lackberg – No. 8 in the Patrik Hedstrom and Erica Falck Series
Play Dead by Angela Marsons – No. 4 in the Detective Kim Stone Series
Love You Dead by Peter James – No. 12 in the Roy Grace Series

 

 Six physical books I have read

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The Lake House by Kate Morton
The Widow by Fiona Barton
Coffin Road by Peter May
The One in a Million Boy by Monica Wood
Five Rivers Met on a Wooded Plain by Barney Norris
An Awfully Big Adventure by Beryl Bainbridge

 

Six Books from the Non-Fiction Shelf
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The Wicked Boy by Kate Summerscale
Last Woman Hanged by Caroline Overington
Castles in the Air by Alison Ridley Cubitt
The Secret Poisoner by Linda Stratmann
A Life Discarded by Alex Masters
The Poison Principle by Gail Bell

 

Six authors I have read beforeSix in Six 6

 

Helen Fitzgerald with Viral
Anna Hope with The Ballroom
Steve Robison with Kindred
Tammy Cohen with When She Was Bad
Sharon Bolton with Daisy in Chains
Mark Billingham with Die of Shame

 

So there are my choices for the first half of 2016 – What would you choose?

Author:

A book lover who clearly has issues as obsessed with crime despite leading a respectable life

39 thoughts on “Six in Six for 2016

  1. I really like this way of summing up one’s reading, Cleo. And you’ve had some good reads thus far! I’ve had Burial Rites on my radar for a very long time, and still haven’t got to it, I’m ashamed to say. I appreciate the reiminder.

  2. Great lists – we actually have more crossover in our reading than it sometimes seems. Glad to see Burial Rites and Pictures of Perfection up there in books you loved, and of course both the Peter May and Daisy in Chains would make any list of mine too. And even three factual books shared this year – Mrs Maybrick, The Secret Poisoner and The Wicked Boy! And next year maybe you’ll have a list of Six Great Sci-Fi books… 😉

    1. I was surprised at how many of my favourite books actually come from my ‘own’ collection this year. Pictures of Perfection has been my top favourite out of my summer reads so far although Dr Adams came a close second. Haha maybe I will 😉

  3. It would be fun to take part….so maybe I will! I see some on your lists that I’ve loved, too, like No One Knows, The Ex, The Widow, and The Lake House. Your mention of the Elly Griffiths book reminds me that I need to grab the next one in the series, which will be Book Two. I’m not very far into the series, but I enjoyed the first book. Thanks for sharing.

    1. I loved Burial Rites and it had lingered on my kindle for a while before I read it – I can’t recommend it enough. I enjoyed My Name is Lucy Barton although I understand what you mean about the length.

  4. What a great way to look back. Not sure what I’d pick so will need to give it some thought. It has reminded me of some of the books I have seen you recommend that I wanted to read.

  5. Some great choices on there and a really interesting way of looking at what you’ve read. Makes me realise that all my recent reading has been part of a series. Going to look out some standalone for a change I think.

    1. I do like looking back over my reading and I think this meme really gave me the chance to see what has worked for me this year. I’ve read a fair few from series this year too although I do enjoy a good standalone.

  6. I don’t normally do memes but could make an exception here – it’s a good way to reflect on the year so far. I’d fail totally on the non fiction though…..

    1. It’s funny because this year so many of my real favourite books come from books I’ve bought chiefly on recommendations- Burial Rites was fab. Please do – I’d love to see your choices!

  7. Thank you very much for joining in and linking back to me. You have reminded me that I have not read a Kate Morton book in ages and I need to find my copy of The Lake House and read it!

  8. I’m late checking out other 6 in 6 lists. This meme is a great way to look back on your reading – and fun to do! We don ‘t have a lot of authors in common, but I did enjoy The Lake House by Kate Morton.

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