Last week, we said goodbye to June which means we are now half way through 2019! (I know! Where is this year going?!) Which means it is time for the Six in Six meme, the brain child of Jo at The Book Jotter. I think it is a great way to reflect back on our reading of the year so far. Here are my six authors/books in six different categories from the last six months:
Six new authors to me:
- Gregory Koukl, The Story of Reality
- Brendan Connell, Lives of Notorious Cooks
- Patrick Sookhdeo, The Death of Western Christianity
- Rob Bell, Love Wins
- E. M. Forster, Howards End
- H. G. Wells, The Time Machine
Six authors I have read before:
- Susanna Kearsley, Bellewether
- Dan Brown, Origin
- Louisa May Alcott, Little Men
- Joanna Hickson, The Tudor Crown
- Terry Pratchett, Guards! Guards!
- Margaret Skea, By Sword and Storm
Six books I have enjoyed the most:
- Bellewether, Susanna Kearsley
- Emma, Jane Austen [Re-Read]
- Guards! Guards!, Terry Pratchett
- Howards End, E. M. Forster
- By Sword and Storm, Margaret Skea
- Jane Austen at Home, Lucy Worsley
Six series of books read, continued or started:
- Robert Langdon series, Dan Brown
- The Hunger Games trilogy, Suzanne Collins [Re-Read]
- Discworld series, Terry Pratchett
- Scottish Munro series, Margaret Skea
- Agatha Raisin series, M. C. Beaton
- Very Brief History series, Mark Black
Six authors I read last year – but not so far this year:
- Linda Gillard, Cauldstane
- Philippa Gregory, The Red Queen
- Snorri Kristjansson, Kin
- Daphne du Maurier, The House on the Strand
- Alison Weir, Katherine of Aragon
- Anne Brontë, The Tenant of Wildfell Hall
Six adaptations I have enjoyed the most:
- Mary Poppins Returns (2018)
- Endeavour (Series 6)
- Shetland (Series 5)
- Avengers: Endgame (2019)
- Game of Thrones (Series 8)
- The Lady Vanishes (2019)
Have you read any of these? What books and authors have you enjoyed so far this year? Please link in your post in the comments below if you have taken part in this meme too.
19 thoughts on “Meme: Six in Six 2019”
Hi Jessica, some fascinating choices here – It’s year’s since I read ‘Little Men’ – that’s on my to be re-read list and Jane Austen at Home intrigues me as a new read. I loved the Hunger Games trilogy – and, unusually, found the film adaptations as good as the books. As for du Maurier – she is one of my heroes – and House on the Strand one of my favourites, along with The Scapegoat. (And honoured to be mentioned in your lists – that means a lot to me).
You’re very welcome Margaret, but sadly I won’t have a chance to include one of your novels in my Six in Six lists this year, as I haven’t read anything by you yet. Although I am hoping to read Katharina very soon! 😊
Midyear is a perfect time for reflection and I always enjoy this meme! Emma and Howards End are among my favorites, too.
JoAnn, midyear really is a perfect time to reflect and I am so pleased to hear you enjoy this meme too, and even more pleased that Emma and Howards End rank among your favourites. 🙂
I love this meme and keep saying I’m going to take part – I will take part.
Lynn, I really hope you do take part – It would be great to see your choice of categories! 😀
I’m planning to take part in this again too, but haven’t finished putting my lists together yet. I like your choice of categories and books. Of the books you’ve enjoyed the most, I have also enjoyed Howards End, Emma and By Sword and Storm (though not this year) and am looking forward to reading Bellewether. 🙂
Helen, I really look forward to seeing your choice of categories and books, because you always have copious and varied amount of books to choose from and reflect. I also hope you will enjoy Bellewether – It is not my favourite of Kearsley’s, but I loved the different setting. 🙂
I always enjoy looking back on my reading. It is like getting all the feels again.
I love reflecting back on my reading too, Judy 🙂
This is an interesting way to reflect on the year in progress. I’d do well on the ‘new authors’ element but would completely dive on the ‘series’ question.
Ah well that is the beauty of the Six in Six meme, Karen you can pick any six categories you want; either from the extensive list Jo always has on her blog or create your own. This year, I created my ‘Six adaptations I have enjoyed the most’ category. 😀
Ah I didn’t realise you had flexibility.