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