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Last year Jo over at The Book Jotter suggested sharing with fellow readers books that had been read in the first 6 months of the year. It was so successful then that she is doing it all over again this year. As a lover of lists this seemed like the perfect opportunity for me to gather together a selection of those books that I have read in the last six months.

Here are my 6 books from 6 categories read in the first 6 months of 2014. Although my sixth category isn’t strictly books, it is book related so I think it’s allowed

  • Six new authors to me
  1. Jo-Jo Moyes
  2. Deborah Levy
  3. Sathnam Sanghera
  4. Jess Walters
  5. MichaelConnelly
  6. Tessa Hadley
  • Six Books I have enjoyed the most
  1. Like Water for Chocolate by Laura Esquivel
  2. A Girl is a Half Formed Thing by Eimear McBride
  3. Bonkers by Jennifer Saunders
  4. Just a Little Run Around The World by Rosie Swale Pope
  5. marriage Material by Santham Sanghera
  6. Me Before You by Jo Jo Moyes
  • Six authors I read last year – but not so far this year
  1. Emylia Hall
  2. Louisa Young
  3. JK Rowling
  4. Anne Tyler
  5. Ian McEwen
  6. Maggie O’Farrell
  • Six from the non fiction shelf
  1. True Friendship by Vaughan Roberts
  2. The Little Book of Fast Foo’ by Nigel Slater
  3. Into Thin Air by John Krakauer
  4. Just a Little Run Around The World by Rosie Swale Pope
  5. Bonkers by Jennifer Saunders
  6. Lonely Planet Guide to Nepal
  • Six Books I’m going to read this summer
  1. The Girl in the Polka Dot Dress by Beryl Bainbridge
  2. A Heat Bent out of Shape by Emylia Hall
  3. The Norfolk Mystery by Ian Sansom
  4. The Beginners Guide by Anne Tyler
  5. In The Wet by Neville Shute
  6. Cider with Rosie by Laurie Lee
  • Six bookshops I have visited
  1. Oxfam Books, Chiswick, London
  2. Harbour Books, Whitstable, Kent
  3. Slightly Foxed, Gloucester Road, London
  4. Waterstones, Trafalgar Square, London
  5. Daunt Books, Belsize Park
  6. Foyles, Royal Festival Hall Bookstore, Southbank, London

Happy Monday to all. Now that the summer reading season is well and truly upon us I hope the above might give you some inspiration for what to read next.  You can find more of these lists via The Book Jotter

image via the guardian.com


  1. July 28, 2014 / 6:18 pm

    Thanks for joining in. You have read a lot more non-fiction than me. So much to read isn’t there.

    Enjoy blogging.

    • July 29, 2014 / 1:38 pm

      There really is Jo. It’s lovely to be able to dip into others reading via the blogosphere!

  2. August 1, 2014 / 12:13 pm

    This is great – a big list of new authors and books for me to go and find. Thanks!

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