Six in Six Meme

Jo at The Book Jotter suggests the Six in Six meme:  Summarize the first six months of your reading year into six different categories.

Six new-to-me authors:

Rachel Joyce

Liane Moriarty

Theodore Dreiser

Patry Francis

Roxane Gay

Michael Parker

Six tried-and-true authors:

Thomas Hardy

Stephen King

Sarah Addison Allen

Frances Hodgson Burnett

James McBride

Margaret Atwood

Six classic novels:

Sister Carrie

Far From the Madding Crowd

Heart of Darkness

Flowers for Algernon

The Talented Mr. Ripley

Winesburg, Ohio

Six Nonfiction titles:

Five Days at Memorial

The Bookseller of Kabul

Science Tales


Bad Feminist

Yes, Please

√ Six in Translation Not Set in the USA:

Heart of Darkness

Far From the Madding Crowd

The Bookseller of Kabul

The Luminaries

Big Little Lies

Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up (except I just started this in July – oops!)

√ Six Newer Novels:

Big Little Lies

Love Song of Queenie Hennessy

Station Eleven

The Boston Girl

Dept of Speculation

Even If the Sky Falls Down (the only one pub’d in 2015)

I borrowed Joann’s categories but was woefully unsuccessful with the translated one, so modified it. THEN I looked at Jo’s categories and now I wish I had rechecked that first!! Oh well. It was fun to do.  Actually, the most interesting thought upon reflecting on my Jan-June reading this year is how many TRIED & TRUE authors I have enjoyed AND how many authors I have read more than once already. I usually always have 90+% of new-to-me authors. Is this a new trend for me? 


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11 thoughts on “Six in Six Meme

  1. This is probably the first year I have EVER read six books in translation, let alone in the first six months! We share quite a few books and authors this year.

    The Bookseller of Kabul is on my shelf. Should I make it a priority?

  2. I really like this way of looking back at the first half of the year! I think I have a trend of more re-reads going this year, which isn’t something I usually do. Reading several authors multiple times in the same year is one I don’t think I’ve done either – it will be interesting to see how this compares to the second half!

    1. I am not much of a rereader, neither. But I read Harold Fry TWICE in 4 months! Once reading once listening. The idea of enjoying a previous favorite read by audiobook appeals to me. AND this year, I have read two books by Atwood, two by King, two by Moriarity. This is quite rare for me.
      I’m glad you are enjoying your year of reading so far and have found some interesting things happening with your reading, too.

  3. That was fun reading!

    I’ve been thinking I need to read more translations, this year — just to shake up the reading a bit. Looks like I’ve read 4 or 5 without deliberately seeking them out, though.

    1. Other than the Elena Ferrante’s, I’m not sure of any translated (tho maybe some classics) that I want to read, off the top of my head…

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