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Six in Six – 2014 Version

It has taken me long enough, but I am here with my Six in Six. Thank you to everyone that has participated so far, I hope I have managed to get across to see your blog and comment. At the end of July/beginning of August I hope to round up all those that have participated and of course add all those new categories for future years too!

So without further ado….

  • Six books that are related to The Great War or Second World War

Martin Davis – The Year After

Elizabeth Speller – The Return of Captain John Emmett

Mary Fitzgerald – When I Was Young

Anna Hope – Wake

Natasha Solomons – The Novel in the Viola

Monica Dickens – One Pair of Feet

  •  Six authors I have read before

M.C. Beaton

Lucinda Riley

Maureen Lee

Trisha Ashley

Belinda Bauer

Fern Britton

  • Six new authors to me

Jill Dawson

Pierre Lemaitre

Diane Chamberlain

Phil Hogan

Graeme Simsion

Elizabeth Speller

  • Six books from the past that drew me back there

Sara Sheridan – London Calling

James Runcie – Sidney Chambers and The Perils of the Night

Rosie Goodwin – A Mother’s Shame

P.L. Travers – Mary Poppins Comes Back

Jill Dawson – Lucky Bunny

Muriel Spark – The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie

  • Six crime related books

Alex – Pierre Lemaitre

The Cuckoo’s Calling – Robert Galbraith

Dying in the Wool – Frances Brody

The Facts of Life and Death – Belinda Bauer

London Calling – Sara Sheridan

Henrietta Who? – Catherine Aird

  • Six new books I have bought/acquired but not read

Alison Weir – The Marriage Game

Helen Walsh – The Lemon Grove

Linda Gillard – Cauldstane

Philippa Gregory – The White Princess

Carole Matthews – A Place to Call Home

Angela Thirkell – Pomfret Towers

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8 thoughts on “Six in Six – 2014 Version

  1. Thank you for creating and keeping this meme going. Looks like the last six months have been good for you. I hope the next six months are as equally good. I particularly look forward to reading your thoughts on Cauldstone by Linda Gillard. Happy reading!

  2. Thanks for running this meme again – I did enjoy compiling mine. I too have Cauldstone waiting to be read. I enjoyed Dying in the Wool and am currently reading The Cuckoo’s Calling. there are so many good books around these days that it’s difficult sometimes to know where to start, so recommendations from others are always welcome and I’ve enjoyed reading your reviews.

  3. Thanks for hosting this again, Jo. I have The Marriage Game and The White Princess still to read too. I hope you enjoy your reading over the next six months!

  4. Can I just drop in to correct my title? It’s actually CAULDSTANE, not CAULDSTONE. I wouldn’t want you to have any trouble finding it on Amazon!

    “Stane” is a Scots version of “stone”, so we have “dry stane dykes” where in England you have “dry stone walls”. But I chose the name CAULDSTANE partly for its association (aurally at least) with “stain”. The book is about a family with dark secrets and they’re blighted by a curse.

  5. My 6 in 6 are as follows:
    6 books related to the first/second World War
    Ashley Hay The railwayman’s wife
    Rosie Goodwin Home front girls
    Helene Gestern The people in the photo
    Jonas Jonasson The 100 year old man who climbed out of the window and disappeared
    Jennie Rooney Inside the Whale
    Jennie Rooney Red Joan

    6 authors I have read before
    Freya North
    Robert Galbraith
    Katie Fforde
    M C Beaton
    James Bowen
    Jack Sheffield

    6 new authors to me
    Ashley Hay
    Michael Cunnin gham
    Sara Sheridan
    Jake Wallace Simons
    Monica McInnerney
    Claire Kendall

    6 books from the past that drew me back there

    Sara Sheridan Brighton Belle
    Kate Atkinson Life after life
    Kate Morton The secret keeper
    Sarah Webb The memory box
    Erica James The hidden house
    Susan Hill Black sheep

    6 crime related books

    Sara Sheridan London Calling
    Robert Galbraith The silkworm
    M C Beaton Something borrowed, someone dead
    Fergus McNeill Eye contact
    Ben Aaronovitch Broken Homes
    Claire Kendall The book of you

    6 new books I have acquired but not yet read

    Caitlin Moran Moranthology
    Cecelia Ahern How to fall in love
    JoJo Moyes The peacock emporium
    Erica James Summer at the lake
    Katie Fforde A French affair
    Elizabeth Noble Between a mother and her child

    Plus around 100 others. Just as well we are going on hols soon, or I would panic and try to read a book with each eye!!!!

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