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:
- A Tempest (Martinique)
- Jazz and Palm Wine (Congo)
- The Dark Child (Guinea)
- Subtly Worded (Russia)
- The Ultimate Tragedy (Guinea-Bissau)
- Death of the Snakecatcher (Turkmenistan)
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:
All those books and the only one I'm familiar with is Cuckoo's Calling. Donna at Girl Who ReadsReplyDelete
I shrieked when I got to the end of this post! I'm so excited for you that you've discovered Six! Isn't it fab? I was lucky enough to see the US production in Chicago last year and it was an absolute delight to see live.ReplyDelete
Oh, how fun! It was my oldest that introduced me to it. It's a good thing I have kids, or I'd never hear any new music!ReplyDelete
Thrilled and delighted to see HHR with her Richard Mahony in your top 6 this year - bravo!!ReplyDelete
I saw your first picture and just had to comment... I'm watching The Prisoner series right now, it's a blast! :)ReplyDelete
I just love the design in that show! :) OK, the multi-colored capes are pretty weird.ReplyDelete
Thank you very much for joining in - plenty of books I had not heard of so going to investigate those.ReplyDelete
Hey Jean 👋 I am stopping by from Jo's Six in Six roundup post! Love your category choices - The one about avoiding politics is very apt for the times we're living in and I also had a non-fiction category in my post. 😃ReplyDelete
Here's my Six in Six post for this year, if you fancy taking a look: https://thebookwormchronicles.wordpress.com/2020/07/09/six-in-six-my-2020-edition/ 🙂