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Six in Six – 2018 Edition


This meme originates from Jo at The Book Jotter and having thoroughly enjoyed participating over the last couple of years I wanted to see what my Six in Six looked like in 2018!
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 new authors to me

I’ve met some great new authors in 2018 who write in a variety of genres.

Dear Mrs Bird by AJ Pearce

The Dissent of Annie Lang by Ros Franey

And the Birds Kept on Singing by Simon Bourke

Anatomy of a Scandal by Sarah Vaughan

Three Things About Elsie by Joanne Cannon

Close to Home by Cara Hunter



Six classics I have read

As I joined The Classics Club in 2018 it seemed only right to feature some of the books I’ve read for this challenge…

The Lodger by Marie Belloc Lowndes

The Moving Toyshop by Edmund Cripsin

Our Spoons Came From Woolworths by Barbara Comyns

Lady Audley’s Secret by Mary Elizabeth Braddon

The A.B.C. Murders by Agatha Christie

Ethan Frome by Edith Wharton 



Six From the Non-Fiction Shelf

And another selection that aren’t all crime related; I’m doing well this year!

Conan Doyle for the Defence by Margalit Fox

Bookwork by Lucy Mangan

The Story of Classic Crime in 100 Books by Martin Edwards

My Life in Houses by Margaret Forster

Wedlock by Wendy Moore

Common People by Alison Light



Six series of books read or started

Here’s where I remind myself that I read way too many crime fiction series!

Dead if you Don’t by Peter James

Don’t Make a Sound by David Jackson

Come A Little Closer by Rachel Abbott

The Killing House by Claire McGowan

The Girl in the Woods by Camilla Lackberg

Come and Find Me by Sarah Hilary



Six books from authors I know will never let me down

A mixture of crime fiction and delightful fiction.

Black Rabbit Hall by Eve Chase

Sanctum by Denise Mina

The Craftsman by Sharon Bolton

No Further Questions by Gillian McAllister

Dead Souls by Angela Marsons

The Cliff House by Amanda Jennings


Six books by authors I am looking forward to reading more of

This is a selection of authors who have made me think in various ways and so I can’t see what they deliver next, or in some instances have already written so I can explore their back catalogue.

The Death of Mrs Westaway by Ruth Ware

Us Against You by Fredrik Backman

Smash all the Windows by Jane Davis

Blackmail, Sex and Lies by Kathryn McMaster

A Patient Fury by Sarah Ward

Watching You by Lisa Jewell





So there are my choices from the first half of 2018 – What would you choose?

My Six in Six





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

25 thoughts on “Six in Six – 2018 Edition

  1. What a great meme, Cleo! And I really like your answers. You really do have some great titles there, and you’ve reminded me that I need to read some Ruth Ware. I’m a bit embarrassed to say I’ve not yet done so, ‘though I keep hearing good things about her.


  2. Such great choices, and reminders of books on my list that I almost forgot about, like Three Things about Elsie.

    I loved Anatomy of a Scandal…and I’m waiting for my copy of Watching You. The Lisa Jewell books I pre-order seem to take forever! We’re still waiting on a delivery date.

    Thanks for sharing!


  3. Thank you for joining in and spreading the word – hopefully one year we might reach over 20 people joining in!

    I do enjoy looking at everyone’s choices – it gives you a chance to see what books are making an impact!

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  4. Great choices, but you do read waaaaaaay too many series! 😉 Well, I could have a category of “Six Books Cleo and I Have Both Read” since that’s exactly how many I’ve read from your list! 😀


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