Six in Six, 2021

As of this moment, I’ve read 228 books this year. That’s a lot of books!

I saw my friend JoAnn post her lists about her first six months of reading this year and decided to spend some time perusing Jo’s lists at The Book Blotter. Here’s what she has to say…

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.

She has a list of categories to choose from so, let’s get to it. Let me knw how many of these books you’ve read!

Six pretty covers

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The Lion and Mouse by Jerry Pinkney
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Cats of the Louvre by Taiyo Matsumoto
When Birds Could Talk And Bats Could Sing: Hamilton, Virginia, Moser,  Barry: 9780590473729: Books
When Birds Could Talk and Bats Could Sing by Virginia Hamilton and Barry Moser
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The Engineer’s Wife by Tracey Enerson Wood
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Chasing Cassandra by Lisa Kleypas
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Feels Like Falling by Kristy Woodson Harvey

Six books set in a country not my own

Dawn by Elie Weisel – Palestine/Israel

The Memory Police by Yoko Ogawa – Japan

A Burning by Megha Majumbar – India

My Sister the Serial Killer by Oyinkan Braithwaite – Nigeria

A Girl Returned by Donatella Di Pietrantonio – Italy

Six cool classics

A Raisin in the Sun by Lorraine Hanberry

We Have Always Lived in the Castle by Shirley Jackson

Twelve Angry Men by Reginald Rose

A Streetcar Named Desire by Tennessee Williams

Murder in the Orient Express by Agatha Christie

Jonathan Livingston Seagull by Richard Bach

Six series I continued

Jack Reacher by Lee Child -4!

Inspector Rebus by Ian Rankin -2

Dublin Murder Squad by Tana French -1

Lady Sherlock by Sherry Thomas -1

Mrs. Pollifax by Dorothy Gilman -1

Lucy Valentine by Heather Weber -started and finished all 5

Six non-fiction books I’d recommend

Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson

Wisdom of Sundays by Oprah Winfrey

What Unites Us by Dan Rather

A New Kind of Country by Dorothy Gilman

Dictionary for a Better World by Irene Latham, Charles Waters, Mehrdokht Amini

We Should All Be Feminists by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Six of the books I’ve enjoyed most so far

Win by Harlan Coben

Kindred by Octavia Butler

Salvage the Bones by Jesmyn Ward

Good Morning, Midnight by Lily Brooks-Dalton

The Push by Ashley Audrain

The Last Flight by Julie Clark

12 thoughts on “Six in Six, 2021

  1. Mae Sander says:

    That’s quite a list! I’ve read some of them, like the Dublin Murder Squad books and most of the classics.

    best… mae at

  2. Diane says:

    So fun, I just saw JpAnns as well. I love those gorgeous covers and I also loved The Push and The Last Flight. Hope you are having a nice weekend.

  3. JoAnn @ Gulfside Musing says:

    Glad you decided to join in! I did Six in Six almost every year 2012-18, but missed the last few. The pretty covers idea is a good one… I’ll have to remember it for next year. It’s been years since I read Just Mercy, but it’s one I keep recommending, too.

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