Six in Six

JoAnn at Lakeside Musing recently posted this meme (she got it from The Book Jotter) and I thought it would be a fun way to talk about the books I’ve been reading this year, especially since I’m not maintaining a list of books read in 2015 on my blog. I am keeping track on Goodreads, though – can’t completely give up obsessively tracking my reading stats. 🙂 Let me know if you play along.

Six new-to-me authors:
Jessica Knoll
Michelle Hodkin
Graeme Simsion
Matthew Quick
Ayn Rand
Daniel Keys Moran

Six tried-and-true authors:
M.C. Beaton
Stephen King
Mira Grant
Gayle Forman
Maggie Stiefvater
C.S. Lewis

Six newer novels:
Brutal Youth by Anthony Breznican
The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins
The Kind Worth Killing by Peter Swanson
The Silkworm by Robert Galbraith
My Sunshine Away by M.O. Walsh
Luckiest Girl Alive by Jessica Knoll

Six books that took me by the hand and led me into the past:
The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd
An Unnecessary Woman by Rabih Alameddine
Written in My Own Heart’s Blood by Diana Gabaldon
The Historian by Elizabeth Kostova
Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein
Murder at the Vicarage by Agatha Christie

Six books I was disappointed with:
Her by Harriet Lane
Falling Angels by Tracy Chevalier
Acceptance by Jeff Vandermeer
The Retribution of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin
Forgive Me, Leonard Peacock by Matthew Quick
City of Fallen Angels by Cassandra Clare

Six books that I plan to read during the second half of 2015:
The Mask by Taylor Stevens
Panic by Lauren Oliver
Dandelion Wine by Ray Bradbury
Faith by Jennifer Haigh
The Gods of Gotham by Lindsay Faye
Forever by Pete Hamill

Let me know if you play along!

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5 Responses to Six in Six

  1. Beth F
    Twitter: BethFishReads

    I love your tried-and-true authors too! Now I’m worried about your reaction to the Jeff Vandermeer book. I have that trilogy on my list.

    • CarrieK
      Twitter: booksandmovies

      Candace – that trilogy started out so well – the first book was amazing. The second and third ones were just okay, but I kept reading to find out how things turned out.

  2. JoAnn @Lakeside Musing
    Twitter: lakesidemusing

    “Six books that took me by the hand and led me into the past” is a great category! The Invention of Wings and An Unnecessary Woman were both great on audio, and a friend at book club was saying the same of Code Name Verity.

    Faith by Jennifer Haigh has been on my tbr for years – what am I waiting for? I’ve enjoyed several books by Pete Hamill… will look up Forever.

    • CarrieK
      Twitter: booksandmovies

      JoAnn – I’ve had Faith on my list – and on my Kindle app – forever, too. Looking forward to finally getting to it!

  3. Jo says:

    Thanks for joining in.