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The Six in Six – 2017 Edition

This meme originates from Jo at The Book Jotter  and having thoroughly enjoyed participating last year, I wanted to repeat the experience this year, better late then never eh?

The aim is to sort your reads into six categories – you can choose from the ones Jo suggests or come up with your own. Although the same book can obviously feature in more than one category, I’ve chosen to select one book for each category from my favourite reads of the year so far.

Six Books I Really, Really Loved


The Other Typist by Suzanne Rindell

The Night Visitor by Lucy Atkins

A Dangerous Crossing by Rachel Rhys

The Child by Fiona Barton

He Said/She Said by Erin Kelly

Dying Games by Steve Robinson

Six Books From A Series

The Sixth Window by Rachel Abbott #6 DCI Tom Douglas

Saturday Requiem by Nicci French #6 Frieda Klein

Bones and Silence by Reginald Hill #11 Dalziel & Pascoe

Quieter Than Killing by Sarah Hilary#4 DI Marnie Rome

The Cipher Garden by Martin Edwards  #2 Lake District Mystery

Need You Dead by Peter James –  #13 Roy Grace Series

 Six physical books I have read

All The Good Things by Clare Fisher

A Life Between Us by Louise Walters

The Other Us by Fiona Harper

Dead Woman Walking by Sharon Bolton

Blood Sisters by Jane Corry

The Thirteen Problems by Agatha Christie

Six Books True Crime or Inspired by True Crime

See What I Have Done by Sarah Schmidt

The Long Drop by Denise Mina

Little Deaths by Emma Flint

Anne Perry and the Murder of the Century by Peter Graham

The Fact of a Body by Alexandria Marzano-Lesnevich 

In Cold Blood by Truman Capote

Six authors I have read before

Then She Was Gone by Lisa Jewell

An Act of Silence by Colette McBeth

Greatest Hits by  Laura Barnett

They All Fall Down by Tammy Cohen

Winter Garden by Beryl Bainbridge

My Sweet Revenge by Jane Fallon

Six Authors New To Me

The Housekeeper by Suellen Dainty

The Sewing Machine by Natalie Fergie

Behind Her Eyes by Sarah Pinborough

The Legacy by  Yrsa Sigurðardóttir 

Sewing The Shadows Together by Alison Baillie

Tattletale by Sarah J Naughton

So there are my choices from the first half of 2017 – What would you choose?


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

33 thoughts on “The Six in Six – 2017 Edition

  1. I really like this post and think I’ll give it a go! The Night Visitor is on of my most loved books this year too.


  2. This is a really creative way to share the books you’ve been reading, Cleo. And there are several authors here whose work I’ve not (yet) tried. I’m glad for the reminder of them.


  3. What a great way to look back at your books! I see some that I’ve read: He Said/She Said, The Housekeeper, In Cold Blood, Saturday Requiem, The Child, and The Other Typist. I have A Dangerous Crossing on my physical stack of books.

    Thanks for sharing.


  4. What a great meme! I love this and may try to join in if I can find the time today 😀❤ You have several of my favorites from this year on your list but a lot I haven’t read that looks like I would love! Great post!


      1. It certainly looks it was great fun! It’s always nice to know where you are halfway in the year! 😊 I’m in the middle of packing for a 10 day getaway, but then I’m going to try and do this! Too fun not too!


  5. Eight in common, I think – six we agree on: The Other Typist, A Dangerous Crossing, Bones and Silence, Dead Woman Walking, The Thirteen Problems and The Long Drop. Not bad! But of course you’re wrong about He Said/She Said and See What I Have Done… 😉


  6. Thank you for taking part – I will add your post to my round up which will published on my blog in August.

    I hope some more of your readers join in, to spread the word of this meme!


  7. The Force by Don Winslow. Outstanding. Also, I know I’m behind this year, but I also felt DARKTOWN by Thomas Mullen and Under the Harrow by Flynn Berry, outstanding reads I only got to this year. There are a lot of books to read ALL THE TIME and sometimes it just takes time to get through them. Thanks for these categories, always enjoy your thoughtfulness.


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