Here we are in July, which means it's 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.

This year I decided to stick to five of the six categories I used last year and swapped "Six Trips to Europe and the U.K." with "Six books that are related to The Great War or Second World War".

Six Authors New to Me

  • Elizabeth Edmondson (The Frozen Lake)
  • Simone Van Der Vlugt (Midnight Blue)
  • Neil Spring (The Lost Village)
  • Martine Bailey (An Appetite for Violets and The Penny Heart)
  • D.J. Taylor (Kept)
  • Wendy Wallace (The Painted Bridge)
Six Books By Australian Authors (Non-US, Non-British)
  • Jack Maggs by Peter Carey
  • Home Fires by Fiona Lowe
  • The Woman in the Green Dress by Tea Cooper
  • Four Respectable Ladies Seek the Meaning of Wife by Barbara Toner
  • The Lily and the Rose by Jackie French
  • The Lost Valley by Jennifer Scoullar
Six Books by Authors I've Read before
  • Of Honest Fame by M.M. Bennetts
  • Bellewether by Susanna Kearsley
  • The Pursued by C.S. Forester
  • Brandon - Tudor Knight by Tony Riches
  • The Work of Art by Mimi Matthews
  • The Great Level by Stella Tillyard 
Six Series Read, Started or Continued
  • The Charles Dickens and Superintendent Sam Jones Series by J.C. Briggs (Victorian mysteries, continued with Book #3 Murder by Ghostlight)
  • The Charles Horton Series by Lloyd Shepherd (Georgian/Regency mysteries, binge read all four books: The English Monster, The Poisoned Island, Savage Magic and The Detective and the Devil)
  • The Sebastian St. Cyr Series by C.S. Harris (Georgian/Regency mysteries, continued with Book #14 Who Slays the Wicked)
  • The Monsarrat Series by Meg and Tom Kenneally (Colonial Australia mysteries, continued with Book #4 The Ink Stain)
  • The Nighthawk Series by Jim Kelly (Cambridge, WWII, continued with Book #2 The Mathematical Bridge)
  • The Fray and McGray Series by Oscar de Muriel (Victorian mysteries, binge read the four books currently available: The Strings of Murder, A Fever of the Blood, A Mask of Shadows and The Loch of the Dead. Now I'm eagerly awaiting Book #5, The Darker Arts)
Six books that are related to The Great War or Second World War
  • The Stars in the Night by Claire Rhoden (WWI)
  • A House of Ghosts by W.C. Ryan (WWI)
  • The Woman from Saint Germain by J.R. Lonie (WWII)
  • The Room on Rue Amélie by Kristin Harmel (WWII)
  • The Land Girls by Victoria Purman (WWII)
  • The Lost Girls of Paris by Pam Jenoff (WWII)
Six Book Covers I Love


1 - Simple, but effective.
2 - A very evocative cover, with the iceberg in the background hinting what the story is about.
3 - Minimalistic, but full of drama - what or who is she looking for?
4 - This was fun to read. The whimsical nature of the cover reflects the style of the novel.
5 - Another striking cover, one that gives no real indication of what the novel is about, but I love the combination of gold and blue.
6 - Gold on black is a combination that always grabs my attenton.

Well, that's my SIX IN SIX for this year. I always enjoy doing this meme and hopefully it will be back in 2020!

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