Six-by-Seven – a borrowed meme

I borrowed this meme from Marie at The Boston Bibliophile, who borrowed it from JoAnn at Lakeside Musing. I love to borrow ideas like this when I’m in a blog funk. 🙂 These questions were a fun way to look back at my reading during the first half of 2012.

Six new-to-me authors:
1. Charles Todd
2. Veronica Roth
3. John Hart
4. Lars Kepler
5. Patricia Falvey
6. Natasha Solomons

Six tried-and true authors:
1. Frank Delaney
2. Wendell Berry
3. Jane Austen
4. Anne Tyler
5. John Green
6. L.M. Montgomery

Six books I loved:
1. The Fault in Our Stars by John Green
2. A Grown-Up Kind of Pretty by Joshilyn Jackson
3. The House at Tyneford by Natasha Solomons
4. Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein
5. Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
6. 11/22/63 by Stephen King

Six Countries I’ve Visited (in my reading):
1. Sweden
2. Sierra Leone
3. Equatorial Guinea
4. Ireland
5. Japan
6. Australia

Six blogging events I enjoyed:
1. Armchair BEA
2. Film Club
3. Ireland Challenge
4. Graham Greene Challenge
5. Essay Challenge
6. Hmmmm… I haven’t participated in that many this year!

Six bookish things I’m looking forward to:
1. The Twelve by Justin Cronin
2. Beautiful Redemption by Kami Garcia & Margaret Stohl
3. Ashes by Laurie Halse Anderson
4. The Kill Order by James Dashner
5. A Place in Time by Wendell Berry
6. Flesh and Bone by Jonathan Maberry

Six bookish things I’m happy about in 2012:
1. My reread of Austen
2. My reread of the Anne of Green Gables series
3. Making time for longer books
4. Reading more mysteries and thrillers
5. Working through review commitments until I only have two or three left
6. Discovering that the right book can still take my breath away (Code Name Verity)

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8 Responses to Six-by-Seven – a borrowed meme

  1. irene says:

    Some good borrowing, you did there!

  2. Melissa
    Twitter: avidreader12

    I just finished re-reading the whole Anne series last week. I love it so much. Rilla definitely became one of my favorites.

    • CarrieK
      Twitter: booksandmovies

      Melissa – It’s been years since I’ve read them – I’m enjoying them so much. 🙂

  3. Susan says:

    This is a nice list of 6s. & recap.

  4. JoAnn
    Twitter: lakesidemusing

    I’ve finally downloaded A Grown Up Kind of Pretty to my ipod and can’t wait to listen. Also hope to read 11/22/63 before the end of the year… and really need to read John Green, too. Love the way you’ve tweaked the meme 🙂

    • CarrieK
      Twitter: booksandmovies

      Thanks, JoAnn. 🙂 I hope you love the Joshilyn Jackson as much as I did!