6 in 6 [2020]

July 11, 2020

6 in 6 [2020]

6 best in 6 months (image: a collage of 6 book covers)

The Six in Six is a meme created by Jo at The Book Jotter At the end of June (or in my case, mid-July!) we are halfway through the year,  so the idea is to share the books we have read in those first 6 months.

In the true spirit of the meme, we are asked to share 6 books in 6 categories. Because of the time factor, we can create a post with whatever combination works for us as long as it involves 6 books. Nicki @ The Secret Library Book Blog inspired me to participate in this meme.

For this 6 in 6 post, I will begin by listing the 6 best books I’ve read so far this year. Then I will add 6 additional categories but each category will have only one selection (not 6).

a cartoonish number 6

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6 Best Books I’ve Read in 6 Months!

Best? These are books that left me with a book hangover and a satisfying feeling of time well spent. They represent a mix of genres and tones.

1.

The Girl With the Louding Voice by Abi Dare

In this list of 6, this is a STANDOUT…..The Girl With the Louding Voice is separated from the other five by a huge gap: there’s The Girl With the Louding Voice and then there are the others.

Why I love it: INSPIRATIONAL

The Girl With the Louding Voice by Abi Dare (cover)

2.

The Last Train to London by Meg Waite Clayton

Why I love it: REAL LIFE HERO

The Last Train to London by Meg Waite CLayton (cover)

3.

Where the Lost Wander by Amy Harmon

Why I love it: STRONG SENSE OF TIME AND PLACE

Where the Lost Wander by Amy Harmon (cover) Image: two covered wagons crossing the wilderness

4.

The Book of Lost Names by Kristin Harmel

(linked to Goodreads review….blog review coming soon)

Why I love it: RIVETING, ENGAGING STORYTELLING

The Book of Lost Names by Kristin Harmel (cover) Image: a young woman holds an old book in her hands with her hands behind her back and back to the camera

5.

The Last Train to Key West by Chanel Cleeton

Why I love it: PURELY ESCAPIST, PAGE TURNING

The Last Train to Key West by Chanel Cleeton (cover)

6.

The Printed Letter Bookshop

Why I love it: BOOK ABOUT BOOKS/BOOKSHOPS, FRIENDSHIP THEME

The Printed Letter Bookshop by Katherine Reay (cover)


6 More Categories:

Best Nonfiction: The Only Plane in the Sky by Garrett M. Graff

Best Memoir: Maybe You Should Talk to Someone by Lori Gottlieb

Best Own Voices: Born a Crime by Trevor Noah

Best YA: Clap When You Land by Elizabeth Acevedo

Best Issue-Centered: The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett

Best Chick-Lit: What You Wish For by Katherine Center



QOTD!

Goodreads 2020 Reaching Challenge 57/100

Did you set a GR Reading Challenge? This is my current report.

This post jump starts my year-end list!

What is the best book you’ve read so far this year?



ICYMI

10 Highly Rated and Favorite WW1 and WW11 Reads

Nonfiction/Fiction Books: Racial Injustice (not all “own voices”)



Happy Reading Book Buddies!

“Ah, how good it is to be among people who are reading.”
~Rainer Maria Rilke

“I love the world of words, where life and literature connect.”
~Denise J Hughes

“Reading good books ruins you for enjoying bad ones.”
~Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society

“I read because books are a form of transportation, of teaching, and of connection! Books take us to places we’ve never been, they teach us about our world, and they help us to understand human experience.”
~Madeleine Riley, Top Shelf Text



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14 thoughts on “6 in 6 [2020]

  1. Taking notes!! Love that you give real summaries and opinions so I can realy get a feel for a book before I track it down! How is your summer going Carol? We’ve had unexpected (but wonderful) kid visits after not seeing them for months. And today waiting for a new fridge delivery after our old one died over a week ago– it’s been tricky!) Happy Reading!

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    • Thanks Rhonda! I’ve enjoyed your kid visit pics on Instagram! We all need a sense of normal in these times! We’re just taking one day at a time over here…..the silver lining in all this is discovering Walmart grocery shopping online (super center in Anaheim by Lowes) and pick up….. no extra fees, no tipping…..fast and efficient and I can get most everything. I’ll probably never go into a grocery store again! I’m waiting for my fridge to die….but maybe I’m just hoping! I’d love a new one…enjoy!!!

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