Six in Six: 2021 Edition

I’ve seen several mid-year in review posts and I wanted to jump in and do one as well but then I saw this great meme on JoAnn at Gulfside Musing’s blog that I thought this is the perfect way to capture the year so far.

Six in Six is hosted by Jo of The Book Jotter, and has been around since 2012. The idea is to fit six books, authors, events, etc. from this year into each category. And, there are a lot of categories to choose from but I decided on 4.
Six new to me authors: Given that about 80% of the books I’ve read this year are by new to me authors I thought it would be easy to pick some stand-outs:
Andrea Levy, Amparo Davila, Riku Onda, Nadine Matheson, Patricia Engel, and Antoine Laurain
Six trips to Europe: Since we aren’t traveling at least let it be through books:
A Room with a View by E.M. Forster (Italy & England)
Fresh Water for Flowers by Natalie Perrin (France)
A Heart of Stone by Renate Dorrestine (The Netherlands)
Cold Granite by Stuart McBride (Scotland)
Incidents in the Rue Laugier by Anita Brookner (France & England)
Six books that didn’t live up to expectations:
Burnt Sugar by Avni Doshi
The Book of Two Ways by Jodi Picoult
Lurkers by Sandi Tan
Rules for Vising by Jessica Francis Kane
Real People by Alison Lurie
Six books I have read but not reviewed: I recommend all of these and hope to talk about them a bit more soon.
Hour of the Witch by Chris Bohjalian
The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho
Mouthful of Birds by Samantha Schweblin
People We Meet on Vacation by Emily Henry
The Reader’s Room by Antoine Laurin
The Borrow a Bookshop Holiday by Kiley Dunbar
Have you done a mid-year review of your reading year? Have your reading goals changed? I’ve been enjoying a lot of great books and books from my stacks but I am falling a bit behind on some of my challenges and overall number of books I’d like to read but maybe things will pick up in the next several months. Anyway, would love to hear how your thoughts.
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