SIX IN SIX is Back for 2018!

Here we are in July (only just), which means there's still time to participate in this fun meme hosted by Jo @ The Book Jotter.

SIX IN SIX is a meme where the aim is to share in July six books in six categories from the books we have read etc. in the first six months of the year, either using Jo's categories or your own.

I started composing this post at the start of July, but due to a lot of procrastination have left it until now to finalise.

A couple of Jo's categories have been tweaked to suit the books that I've read and I only used two categories from last year (i.e. Six Book Covers I Love and Six Series Read, Started or Continued).

Six New Authors to Me

  • E.M. Powell (The King's Justice)
  • Tony Riches (Owen)
  • Kevin O'Connell (Beyond Derrynane)
  • Carol McGrath (The Woman in the Shadows)
  • Lauren Willig (The English Wife)
  • Alexander McCall Smith (The Good Pilot Peter Woodhouse)
Six Books By Australian Authors (Non-US, Non-British)
  • The Secrets at Ocean's Edge by Kali Napier
  • Ambulance Girls Under Fire by Deborah Burrows
  • The Naturalist's Daughter by Tea Cooper
  • Four Respectable Ladies Seek Part-time Husband by Barbara Toner
  • Sister Kate by Jean Bedford
  • The Good Sister by Maggie Christensen
Six Books by Authors I've Read before
  • The Broken Girls by Simone St. James
  • Hidden Lives by Judith Lennox
  • Payment Deferred by C.S. Forester
  • The Stranger by Kate Riordan
  • The Firecourt by Andrew Taylor
  • Chasing the Wind by C.C. Humphreys 
Six Series Read, Started or Continued
  • The Cragg and Fidelis Series by Robin Blake (Georgian mysteries, continued with Book #4 Skin and Bone)
  • The Thomas Potts Parish Constable Series by Sara Fraser (Late Georgian mysteries, finished with Book #6 The Devil's Monk)
  • The Romney Marsh Series (Hardcastle & Chaytor) by A.J. McKenzie (Georgian mysteries, continued with Book #2 The Body in the Ice)
  • The Monsarrat Series by Meg and Tom Kenneally (Colonial Australia mysteries, continued with Book #3 The Power Game)
  • The Nighthawk Series by Jim Kelly (Cambridge, WWII, started with Book #1 The Great Darkness)
  • The Atlas Catesby Series by D.M. Quincy (Regency mysteries, continued with Book #2 Murder in Bloomsbury)
Six Trips to Europe and the U.K.
  • The Paris Seamstress by Natasha Lester (France)
  • The Night Falling by Katherine Webb (Italy)
  • The Tuscan Child by Rhys Bowen (Italy)
  • The Death of a Falcon by Susan McDuffie (Scotland)
  • Greyfriars House by Emma Fraser (Scotland)
  • Two Journeys Home by Kevin O'Connell (Ireland/France/Austria)
Six Book Covers I Love

1 - I love this cover due to its elegance and simplicity. The image doesn't do it justice as the gold lettering and other gold highlights are diminished. In the physical form it's beautiful.
2 - The colour on this cover is just stunning
3 - Gold and black on white always catches my eye.
4&5 - As does gold/yellow on black. Always an elegant combination.
6 - This is a very classy cover and reflects what the story is about.

Well, that's my SIX IN SIX for this year. I enjoyed doing this meme so I hope it will be back in 2019!


  1. This is one of my favourite memes - I think it's a great way to look back over the first half of the year. I love the six book covers you've chosen, although my copy of The Silent Companions is gold on a black background rather than white.

    1. It is a good way to look back over the past six months of reading. I'm pleased I'd read enough books to fill the categories.

      I like your cover of The Silent Companions better than mine, but they are both eye catching.

  2. Thank you for joining in - it is a great way to look at 6 months o reading.

    I loved the covers you chose - and really enjoyed reading the Mr Dickens book.

    1. Thank you for hosting it again! Always fun to do and a great way to look back on the first half year's reading!