Six in Six – 2016 Roundup

First of all a very big THANK YOU to everyone who joined in, to all the new blog followers, watchers and readers it has been great to discover your little piece of the internet.

We have lots of lovely new categories for next year and I hope that we have also discovered lots of new blogs as well. Here is a list of everyone that joined in this year. If I have missed you off or you know someone who took part but failed to link back to me, then let me know and I can add.

Happy reading and discovering folks!

Cleopatra Loves Books 

Hopewell’s Public Library of Life


The Bookworm Chronicles

Beyond Eden Rock

A Darn Good Read

She Reads Novels


Books · Jottings

Six in Six – 2016 Edition

So I have brought it back for a fifth year – the meme that if you only do one in the year, then this is the one to do. It’s normally the meme I can only manage to do.

When did all this begin?

I started it in 2012, gave it another go in 2013 and went into 2014, then on into 2015. Lots of you have been with me since the beginning.

What is it all about?

The idea being that as the end of June approaches and we are then halfway through the year,  let us share the books we have read in those first 6 months. In fact let’s share 6 books in 6 categories, or if time is of the essence then simply share just 6 books. Whatever combination works for you as long as it involves 6 books. Of course the same book can obviously feature in more than one category.

What categories can I choose from?

  • Six new authors to me
  • Six authors I have read before
  • Six authors I am looking forward to reading more of
  • Six books I have enjoyed the most
  • Six books I was disappointed with
  • Six series of books read or started
  • Six authors I read last year – but not so far this year
  • Six books that took me on extraordinary journeys
  • Six books that took me by the hand and led me into the past
  • Six books from the past that drew me back there
  • Six books from authors I know will never let me down
  • Six books I must mention that don’t fit nicely into any category
  • Six books I started in the first six months of the year and was still caught up with in July
  • Six trips to Europe
  • Six blogging events I enjoyed
  • Six bookish things I’m looking forward to
  • Six Espionage or Historical Novels I enjoyed
  • Six Cool Classics
  • Six Non-US/Non-British Authors
  • Six From the Non-Fiction Shelf
  • Six books that didn’t live up to expectations
  • Six books that I had one or two problems with but am still glad I tried
  • Six books that are related to The Great War or Second World War
  • Six bookshops I have visited
  • Six books I’ve read in an English translation
  • Six books which are better than the film
  • Six books which are worse than the film
  • Six books that have sport as their major theme
  • Six favourite places to read book
  • Six books read on kindle and then went and bought an actual copy
  • Six books I abandoned
  • Six classics I have read
  • Six books I have read on my Kindle
  • Six physical books I have read.

I have added a few new ones this year.

Or you can come up with your own category,  (If you do: please comment and I can add them to this list for future years)

What do I need to post?

Simply choose six of the categories above and list six books under that category. Some bloggers use pictures, some put excerpts of reviews. The main thing being it is six categories and six books. Of course if you want to do a shorter version, then just post something about six books you have read in the first six months of 2016.

Please link back to this post and/or my blog and share this post so we can have lots of people joining in. All those that participate I will endeavour to collate into one post.

When do I post?

Anytime in July. We have still a few reading days left of June and that book might well fit nicely into one of the categories.




Six in Six 2015 – My Choices

You have to take part in your own meme don’t you – and I confess to starting this back at the end of June whilst I had some time for contemplation and thought in one of those rare moments.

Thank you to everyone who has joined in so far, please link back to here and I promise I will come and see your choices and pick up some category choices for next year! I hope perhaps we all manage to find some new blogs to read.


  • Six books I have enjoyed the most

Cath Staincliffe – Half the World Away

Carole Matthews – The Cake Shop in the Garden

Paula Hawkins – The Girl on the Train

Shelia Hancock – Miss Carter’s War

Sara Sheridan – England Expects

Cathy Bramley – Ivy Lane

  • Six books I was disappointed with

Jennifer Weiner – Fly Away Home

Maureen Lee – The Seven Streets of Liverpool

Trisha Ashley – Every Woman for Herself

Lynne Marie Hulsman – Thornton Hall

Monica McInerney – At Home with The Templetons

Paula McLain – The Paris Wife

  • Six Books still languishing on my shelf waiting to be read

Angela Thirkell – August Folly

James Runcie – Sidney Chambers and The Problem of Evil

Tracey Rees – Amy Snow

Elizabeth Taylor – The Wedding Group

Kathleen Tessaro – The Perfume Collector

Sarah Waters – The Paying Guests

  • Six books from authors I know will never let me down

Gervase Phinn – Trouble at the Little Village School

Emma Burstall – Tremarnock

Katie Fforde – A Vintage Wedding

Trisha Ashley – Creature Comforts

Fern Britton – A Seaside Affair

Simon Kernick – The Final Minute

  • Six books based in Cornwall

Emma Burstall – Tremarnock

Fern Britton – A Seaside Affair

Liz Fenwick – A Cornish Stranger

Winston Graham – Ross Poldark

Ali McNamara – The Little Flower Shop by the Sea

It looks like I am missing one!

  • Six books that took me by the hand and led me into the past

Shelia Hancock – Miss Carter’s War

Dilly Court – A Place Called Home

Barbara Comyns – Our Spoons Came From Woolworths

Paula McLain – The Paris Wife

Katharine McMahon – The Rose of Sebastapol

Christopher Fowler – Seventy Seven Clocks

Here are some people who have joined in already:

Margaret at BooksPlease

Helen at She Reads Novels

Marina at findingtimetowrite

Jessica at The Bookworm Chronicles

JoAnn at Lakeside Musing

Do comment and I will post your link as well. Here is to the next six months of reading and whatever it may bring. Perhaps we can all reconvene for 6 in 2016.