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Six in Six


Six in Six is hosted by Jo at The Book Jotter. It sounded like a fun way of summarising my reading for the first half of the year. Basically the idea is that you choose six categories and list six books in each category. (If you want to take part you can still do so until the end of July.)

Choosing the categories was quite difficult - there were quite a few I could find five books for, but not six! However, I've eventually manage to choose six categories:
Six new authors that I now want to read more of
Paula Byrne (Belle)
G.K. Chesterton (The Innocence of Father Brown)
Jacqueline Harvey (Alice-Miranda at School)
Robert Lacey (Great Tales from English History)
Stephanie Ricker (Five Glass Slippers, The Battle of Castle Nebula, The Star Bell)
Suzannah Rowntree (The Rakshasa's Bride)
Six books I have enjoyed the most
Escape from Rome by Caroline Lawrence
One Corpse Too Many by Ellis Peters
The Battle of Castle Nebula by Stephanie Ricker
Lila by Marilynne Robinson
The Bard's Daughter by Sarah Woodbury
Five Glass Slippers by various authors
Six series of books read or started
Father Brown by G.K. Chesterton (read book 1)
Alice-Miranda by Jacqueline Harvey (read book 1)
Roman Quests by Caroline Lawrence (read book 1)
Brother Cadfael by Ellis Peters (read book 2)
Gareth & Gwen Medieval Mysteries by Sarah Woodbury (read prequel and book 2)
After Cilmeri by Sarah Woodbury (read book 2)

Six authors I read last year – but not so far this year
Joan Aiken
Jane Austen
Ally Carter
Agatha Christie
Kate Grenville
L.M. Montgomery
Six mystery/detective novels I have read
The Innocence of Father Brown by G.K. Chesterton
The Hound of the Baskervilles by Arthur Conan Doyle
Emil and the Detectives by Erich Kästner
One Corpse Too Many by Ellis Peters
The Bard's Daughter by Sarah Woodbury
The Uninvited Guest by Sarah Woodbury

Six classics I have read
The Innocence of Father Brown by G.K. Chesterton
The Hound of the Baskervilles by Arthur Conan Doyle
Cold Comfort Farm by Stella Gibbons
Emil and the Detectives by Erich Kästner
The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis (re-read)
The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry


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