With us saying goodbye to June on Sunday it means we are now half way through 2018 and it is time for the seventh Six in Six meme, the brain child of Jo at The Book Jotter. Which I think is a great way to reflect back on our reading so far. So here are my six authors/books in six different categories from the last six months:
Six new authors to me:
- Nabeel Qureshi, Seeking Allah, Finding Jesus
- Lee Strobel, The Case for Grace
- Michael R. Miller, The Dragon’s Blade: The Reborn King
- Mingmei Yip, Peach Blossom Pavilion
- Anne Brontë, The Tenant of Wildfell Hall
- Peter Bartram, Headline Murder
Six authors I have read before:
- Karen Maitland, The Plague Charmer
- Laurie R. King, A Monstrous Regiment of Women
- Geoffrey Trease, Seven Kings of England
- Alison Weir, Katherine of Aragon, The True Queen
- Philippa Gregory, The Red Queen
- Colleen Oakes, War of the Cards
Six series of books read, continued or started:
- A Very Brief History series, Mark Black
- Mary Russell & Sherlock Holmes mysteries, Laurie R. King
- The Dragon’s Blade trilogy, Michael R. Miller
- Six Tudor Queens series, Alison Weir
- Cousins’ War series, Philippa Gregory
- Queen of Hearts trilogy, Colleen Oakes
Six non-fictions I have read:
- Super Food Family Classics, Jamie Oliver
- Seeking Allah, Finding Jesus, Nabeel Qureshi
- The Hairy Dieters (5) Go Veggie, Si King & Dave Myers
- Seven Kings of England, Geoffrey Trease
- God’s Smuggler, Brother Andrew
- Vanishing Grace, Philip Yancey
Six fictions I have read:
- The Amber Spyglass, Philip Pullman [Re-Read]
- Katherine of Aragon, The True Queen, Alison Weir
- This Side of Paradise, F. Scott Fitzgerald
- Hazard of Shadows, Mike Phillips
- The Tenant of Wildfell Hall, Anne Brontë
- The House on the Strand, Daphne du Maurier
Six authors I read last year – but not so far this year:
- Joanna Hickson, First of the Tudors
- Susanna Kearsley, Season of Storms
- Terry Pratchett, Pyramids
- Jodi Taylor, Just One Damned Thing After Another
- M C Beaton, Agatha Raisin and the Murderous Marriage
- John A. Heldt, Indiana Belle
What books and authors have you enjoyed so far this year? Please let me know if you have taken part in this meme too.
29 thoughts on “Meme: Six in Six 2018”
Such a fun way to reflect on the reading year so far! I may have to participate in this meme too
Jessie, this really is a fun meme and I hope you are able to have a go at it too – would be great to see your choices 🙂
I’m so glad Six in Six is back again! Also glad to see Anne Brontë on your list this year. I need to start thinking about my categories…
Me too, JoAnn! I look forward to seeing which categories, books and authors you choose for your post. 🙂
I’ve read 3 or 4 Discworld books in a row… I’ve just finished Interesting Times and I’m still trying to decide whether to read the next in the series or choose something completely different.
Nikki, I am very envious of your Discworld reading binge! I have put Sourcery on my 10 Books of Summer list, so hopefully it won’t be long till I return to Pratchett’s magical, bonkers creation. 😀
I love this, and I particularly like your last category, because it is so easy to lose track of authors you enjoyed and meant to read more of when there are so many new books out there. My own sixes are nearly ready and should be appearing in a day or so,
Jane, I have not used this last category before, but it is perfect this year as one of my personal goals is to read more new-to-me novels by favourite authors. And I really look forward to seeing which categories, books and authors you choose for your post. 🙂
This is one of my favourite memes and I’m glad it’s back again this year. My post should be ready later in the week. I like the categories and books you’ve chosen – I don’t think I’ve ever read enough non-fiction to be able to choose that category!
Me too, Helen! I look forward to seeing which categories, books and authors you choose for your post and I think we can thank my church’s book club for upping my non-fiction numbers enough to choose this new-for-me non-fiction category. 😀
I love this meme and every year I’m determined to take part, and every year I fail. Perhaps this could be the year!
You’ll be reading Kearsley soon I imagine??
Oh please take part this year Lynn! The real beauty of this meme is how easy and fun it is to take part, because you just pick categories which suit your reading. And yes, it hopefully won’t be long till I read something by Kearsley, especially now I have her new novel Bellewether. 😀
You’ve done some good reading in the first six months – here’s to more in the rest of the year! Oh dear – I know I’m going to be spending this evening making lists now… 😉
Thank you FF and I really hope you have a go at your own six categories – the real beauty of this meme is how you can just pick categories to fit your reading. 😀
Thank you for joining in – I think you are the first that I have spotted!
You reminded me I must get back to reading more Phillipa Gregory and funny I also haven’t read any MC Beaton and Agatha Raisin either!
You’re very welcome Jo – Thank you hosting this lovely, fun meme. I look forward to taking part every year! Hopefully we are both able to read more Philippa Gregory and M.C. Beaton soon. 🙂
Interesting meme. I somehow can’t find time to do these memes but I loved reading yours. My most surprising new-to-me author so far this year is Connie Willis.
Judy, I am sorry to hear you don’t seem to find time for fun memes like this. What was surprising about Connie Willis?
This IS a fun meme! A new-to-me author for this year is Ann Swinfen. Have you read any of her books? I’m currently in the midst of her second Oxford Medieval Mystery.
Kelly, this really is a lovely, fun meme which I look forward to doing each year. No, I haven’t read anything by Anne Swinfen, but I love the sound of a medieval mystery in Oxford. 😀
I like it. What a fun meme! You have read enough to have plenty of choices. 😉
Thank you Carmen 🙂 This is a meme I look forward to doing every year.
And with good reason! 😉