July 11, 2020
6 in 6 
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).
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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.
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 Last Train to London by Meg Waite Clayton
Why I love it: REAL LIFE HERO
Where the Lost Wander by Amy Harmon
Why I love it: STRONG SENSE OF TIME AND PLACE
The Book of Lost Names by Kristin Harmel
(linked to Goodreads review….blog review coming soon)
Why I love it: RIVETING, ENGAGING STORYTELLING
The Last Train to Key West by Chanel Cleeton
Why I love it: PURELY ESCAPIST, PAGE TURNING
The Printed Letter Bookshop
Why I love it: BOOK ABOUT BOOKS/BOOKSHOPS, FRIENDSHIP THEME
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
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?
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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Lovely to see you joining in Carol! 😀
Thanks! Is there a hashtag?
I don’t know. If there was it would’ve been mentioned in the blurb about how it works. 🤔
Thank you very much for joining in – some interesting books I have added to my list to look up.
It was fun! 🙌😍
Of course you already know that Last Train was one of my favorite books last year. I cried, and cried, and cried!
I’m glad we both loved it! You know it’s a great book when it lingers in our memories! I love stories of real heroes!
I should have read all 6 of these by the end of the year. 2 down already.
Happy reading! 😍🙌📚
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!
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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