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Six in Six for 2016

By Cleopatralovesbooks @cleo_bannister

Six in Six
I saw this featured on Books Please earlier this week and it looks like a good way to summarise the first six months of reading of the year. This meme originates from Jo at The Book Jotter. The aim is to sort your reads into six categories – you can choose from the ones Jo suggests or come up with your own. The same book can obviously feature in more than one category.

Six Books I Really, Really Loved

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The Versions of Us by Laura Barnett
Burial Rites by Hannah Kent
Pictures of Perfection by Reginald Hill
The Swimming Pool by Louise Candlish
In Bitter Chill by Sarah Ward
A Tapping At My Door by David Jackson

Six Authors New To Me
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Beryl Bainbridge with Harriet Said
Nuala Ní Chonchúir with The Closet of Savage Mementos
J.T. Ellison with No One Knows
Victoria Blake with Mrs Maybrick
Alfair Burke with The Ex
Elizabeth Strout with My Name is Lucy Barton

Six Books From A Series

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The Woman in Blue by Elly Griffiths – No 8 in the Ruth Galloway Series
Kill Me Again by Rachel Abbott – No. 4 in the Tom Douglas Series
Tastes Like Fear by Sarah Hilary   No 3 in the DI Marnie Rome Series
Buried Angels by Camilla Lackberg – No. 8 in the Patrik Hedstrom and Erica Falck Series
Play Dead by Angela Marsons – No. 4 in the Detective Kim Stone Series
Love You Dead by Peter James – No. 12 in the Roy Grace Series

 Six physical books I have read

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The Lake House by Kate Morton
The Widow by Fiona Barton
Coffin Road by Peter May
The One in a Million Boy by Monica Wood
Five Rivers Met on a Wooded Plain by Barney Norris
An Awfully Big Adventure by Beryl Bainbridge

Six Books from the Non-Fiction Shelf
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The Wicked Boy by Kate Summerscale
Last Woman Hanged by Caroline Overington
Castles in the Air by Alison Ridley Cubitt
The Secret Poisoner by Linda Stratmann
A Life Discarded by Alex Masters
The Poison Principle by Gail Bell

Six authors I have read before
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Helen Fitzgerald with Viral
Anna Hope with The Ballroom
Steve Robison with Kindred
Tammy Cohen with When She Was Bad
Sharon Bolton with Daisy in Chains
Mark Billingham with Die of Shame

So there are my choices for the first half of 2016 – What would you choose?


Six in Six for 2016

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