Six in Six (2016)

Six in Six is a meme where every July the aim is to share six books in six categories from the first six months of the year.

This meme is  hosted by Jo @ The Book Jotter, but I didn't know it existed until I read a recent post by Helen @ She Reads Novels and decided it might be fun to also look back on my reading for the first half of the year.

The idea is to choose six categories either from the list that  Jo has prepared or your own, then list six books under each category heading. All the details are here if you wish to participate.

I've only read 42 books so far this year which I thought would make it difficult to find six suitable categories.  By taking some from Jo's list and adding a couple of my own it wasn't as difficult or as time consuming as I expected. In fact it was a pleasant way to spend an hour. This is my result:

Six Books Read on My Kindle
To Love, Honour and Obey by Valerie Holmes
The Code of Love by Cheryl Sawyer
Endless Love by James MacManus
Past Encounters by Davina Blake
Shadow on the Highway by Deborah Swift
The Virgin of the Wind Rose by Glen Craney

Six Books Set in Australia
Sweet Wattle Creek by Kaye Dobbie
Lyrebird Hill by Anna Romer
A Tattooed Heart by Deborah Challinor
Thornwood House by Anna Romer
Heart of the Country by Tricia Stringer
No Beat of Drum by Hester Burton

Six Books By Authors New to Me
The Amber Shadows by Lucy Ribchester
All That I Am by Anna Funder
The Butterfly Summer by Harriet Evans
Oliver Twist Investigates by G.M. Best
In The Silence of the Snow by Jessica Blair
The Mind's Own place by Ian Reid

Six Books From Authors I've Read Before
The Lake House by Kate Morton
Foxing the Geese by Janet Woods
Highwayman Ironside by Michael Arnold
The Winter Sea by Susanna Kearsley
The Haunting of Maddy Clare by Simone St.James
Blake's Reach by Catherine Gaskin

Six Books With Over 500 Pages Added to My TBR Pile
Sleeper's Castle by Barbara Erskine (544 pages)
No Man's Land by Simon Tolkein (566 pages)
Island of the Swans by Ciji Ware (584 pages)
War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy (1008 pages)
Daughter of the House by Rose Thomas (512 pages)
Sumerford's Autumn by Barbara Gaskell Denvil (502 pages)

Six Books From A Series
Shadow of the Hangman by Edward Marston (Bow Street Rivals Series)
Now Face to Face by Karleen Koen (Tamworth Saga)
Shadow on the Highway by Deborah Swift (The Highway Trilogy)
Where Serpents Sleep by C.S. Harris (Sebastian St. Cyr Mystery Series)
Fletcher's Fortune by John Drake (Fletcher 18th Century Naval Series)
A Tattooed Heart by Deborah Challinor (Convict Girls Series)


  1. This is a fun meme, isn't it? I like the categories you've chosen. I really need to read more books set in Australia!

    1. It is fun and gives you a quick look at your personal reading trends. I hope Jo offers this meme again next year.

  2. I'm so glad I found you - fellow catergorizer - through Jo's 6 in 6! This was first year in the meme too.

    1. I didn't realize how much fun it would be to categorize the books I'd read until I sat down to do it!

  3. To Lisa @ Hopewellslibraryoflife- Thanks for leaving a comment. I had a glitch and your comment was deleted by mistake.

    My reply to your comment:

    I enjoyed The Lake House. I hope you get to read some of the other Australian books.

  4. I love this meme! You've picked a really interesting mixture of categories. I am also really pleased to see Susanna Kearsley in one of your categories too.

    1. It was a lot of fun to do. I love Susanna Kearsley's books. The Winter Sea has become my favourite.