Saturday, 9 July 2022

Six in Six


From The Book Jotter

I found this through one of my blogger friends, Emma @ Words and Peace who was made aware of it though Jo @ The Book Jotter. Jo started this in 2012, so congratulations on doing it that long and providing us with a great way to reminisce about our books of the year so far.
She has given us 52 categories from which we can choose six and mention six books that belong into those categories. (But one book can be in several lists, see her rules here).

I have tried to stick to books that I liked which wasn't always easy but I succeeded.

Six new authors to me

Adams, Sara Nisha "The Reading List" - 2021
Alvarez, Julia "In the Time of the Butterflies" - 1994
Boschwitz, Ulrich Alexander "The Passenger" aka "The Fugitive" (GE: Der Reisende) - 1939
Leky, Mariana "What You Can See From Here" (GE: Was man von hier aus sehen kann) - 2017
Shaw, Karl "Royal Babylon: The Alarming History of European Royalty" - 1999
Uthaug, Maren "Before there were Birds" (DK: Hvor der er fugle/Hannahs Lied) - 2017

Six authors I have read before
Eliot, George "Silas Marner" - 1861
Harari, Yuval Noah "21 Lessons for the 21st Century" - 2018
Lawson, Mary "A Town Called Solace" - 2021
Orth, Stephan "Couchsurfing in Saudi Arabia: My Journey Through a Country Between the Middle Ages and the Future" (GE: Couchsurfing in Saudi-Arabien: Meine Reise durch ein Land zwischen Mittelalter und Zukunft) - 2021
Rutherfurd, Edward "China" - 2021
Shakib, Siba "Eskandar" (GE: Eskandar) - 2009

Six authors I read last year - but not so far this year
I have only included authors where I would like to read more.


Böll, Heinrich "The Silent Angel" (GE: Der Engel schwieg) - 1949/50
Follett, Ken "A Column of Fire" (Kingsbridge #3) - 2017
Harris, Kamala "The Truths We Hold. An American Journey" - 2019
Hesse, Hermann "Narcissus and Goldmund" (GE: Narziss und Goldmund) - 1930
Hislop, Victoria "One August Night" - 2019
Mantel, Hilary "The Mirror and the Light" (The Wolf Hall Trilogy #3) - 2020

Six books from authors I know will never let me down

Bythell, Shaun "Confessions of a Bookseller" - 2019
Chevalier, Tracy "The Last Runaway" - 2013
Lawson, Mary "A Town Called Solace" - 2021
Orth, Stephan "Couchsurfing in Saudi Arabia: My Journey Through a Country Between the Middle Ages and the Future" (GE: Couchsurfing in Saudi-Arabien: Meine Reise durch ein Land zwischen Mittelalter und Zukunft" - 2021
Rutherfurd, Edward "China" - 2021
Shakib, Siba "Eskandar" (GE: Eskandar) - 2009

Six Non-US/Non-British Authors
Enquist, Anna "Mei" [May] - 2007 - Dutch
Harari, Yuval Noah "21 Lessons for the 21st Century" - 2018 - Iraeli
Ilf, Ilya; Petrov, Yevgeny "The Twelve Chairs" (RUS: Двенадцать стульев/Dvenadtsat stulyev) - 1928 - Russian
Molière (Jean-Baptiste Poquelin) "The Miser or The School for Lies" (F: L'Avare ou l’École du mensonge) - 1668 - French
Uthaug, Maren "Before there were Birds" (DK: Hvor der er fugle/Hannahs Lied) - 2017 - Norwegian
Weiler, Jan "And the puberty animal sleeps forever" (GE: Und ewig schläft das Pubertier) (Pubertiere #3) - 2017 - German

Six classics I have read
Boschwitz, Ulrich Alexander "The Passenger" aka "The Fugitive" (GE:
Der Reisende) - 1939
Eichendorff, Joseph von "Life of a Good-For-Nothing" (GE: Aus dem Leben eines Taugenichts) - 1826
Eliot, George "Silas Marner" - 1861
Ilf, Ilya; Petrov, Yevgeny "The Twelve Chairs" (RUS: Двенадцать стульев/Dvenadtsat stulyev) - 1928
Van Dyke, Henry "The Story of the Other Wise Man" - 1896
Waugh, Evelyn "Brideshead Revisited: The Sacred and Profane Memories of Captain Charles Ryder" - 1945

If you like the idea as much as I do, go ahead, choose your own "Six in Six" and let Jo know.

14 comments:

  1. I like the idea of 6 in 6, and I especially like the way you included (mostly) books that you liked.

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    1. Thanks, Deb. I was very taken with the idea and there are so many different subjects to choose from. I usually try to list books that I liked but sometimes it's unavoidable to include some that I didn't. But then I alwas mention it.
      Have a nice weekend.

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  2. What a fun idea! I'm not sure if I've read enough books in 2022 to make an interesting post but I might give it a shot.

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    1. Give it a try, Joy. You will have noticed that I have repeated some of the books because they fit in more than one category. And even if you only do three in three or four in four, it definitely is fun. No rules are written in stone here.

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    2. Thanks, Marianne! You inspired me and I compiled the post last night -- http://www.joyweesemoll.com/2022/07/10/six-in-six-sundaysalon/

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    3. Fantastic, thanks for that, Joy. And for your link. I'll have a look. So excited.

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  3. So great you participated! Nice sample of your year!
    Fun to see more bloggers want to try this meme.
    I have only read 3 here, Mantel's was fabulous

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    1. Thanks, Emma. It was really fun and interesting to see what I've been doing so far, this year. It's a nice addition to my Mid Year Book Freakout Tag 2022. Both are interesting and both offer us different kind of information.

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  4. Great meme, I used to participate, and don't know why I don't do it anymore. It makes for a good variety of authors and countries as you show. I will go on a make one myself.

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    1. Thanks, Lisbeth. I didn't know you had done it before. Would be great to see what you came up with. There are always so many different books in these memes.

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  5. Thank you very much for joining in and spreading the word. Lots of books I don't know anything about so will investigate when I have the time.

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    1. I suppose that's you, Jo. The blogger world seems to be going mad at the moment, I've had the problem of commenting as anonymous.
      In any case, my pleasure and thanks for doing this in the first place.

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  6. I enjoy browsing the covers, thanks for taking the time to put them in. I especially like the look of The Reading List.

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    1. Thank you for that comment, Lory, it's nice if the work gets appreciated. Blogger doesn't always make it easy to put in various pictures but I think it is worth it.

      The Reading List should be a great book for any avid reader. You can always find more infos in my link and from there you can also go to Goodreads (just click on the picture on that page).

      I hope you will get to read it and enjoy it.

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