Six in Six 2020
This is the first time I've heard of this game, but I like the idea! Jo at The Book Jotter says:
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.
Well, that sounds fun! There are about a zillion categories, so it's hard to pick just six. It had to be a little bit arbitrary if I was ever going to choose. Here we go, six books in six categories:
We all need a break from the world sometimes, so here are Six books to read to avoid politics:
I love reading non-fiction, so: Six From the Non-Fiction Shelf:
Books sometimes disappoint. Six books that didn’t live up to expectations:
- The Long Walk turned out to be fiction. Twelve days in the Gobi Desert without water? Really?
- Last Ones Left Alive: "the skrake" sounds really cool. Guess what it turned out to be?
- The Cuckoo's Calling was too long and needs an editor.
- Bill, the Galactic Hero was OK, but not my cup of tea since I'm not a veteran.
- The Door Through Space was kind of oogy.
- The Return said it would be spooky and darkly thrilling, but it was not.
Here's kind of an easy one, given my Reading All Around the World project. Six Non-US/Non-British Authors:
I'm not very artistic, but here are Six book covers I love:
And finally, we'll end on a high note with Six books I have enjoyed the most:
PS: For a bonus, Six book covers that bear no resemblance to the story contained within. I didn't have six of these, but I certainly have one: the very very pretty Bards of Bone Plain, the heroine of which is an archaeologist constantly covered in dirt.
Speaking of six, my oldest told me about this musical which I guess is something of a hit in the UK, which posits the six wives of Henry VIII as a girl group singing about their lives. This is a pretty awesome idea, and I really like Anne Boleyn's song and also Katherine of Aragon's spiky cap. This is about half? the song on a talk show: