I am going to join the hype and play along with Jo at The Book Jotter‘s Six Meme. The idea is to choose categories and include six books, authors in that category to share with others; mainly because we have just passed the halfway point of 2013 and because who doesn’t love a good book related list!
Six Books I have Enjoyed the Most
The Island by Victoria Hislop
Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein
Life of Pi by Yann Martel
Someone at a Distance by Dorothy Whipple
One Day by Dave Nicholls
The Shooting Party by Isabel Colegate
Six Authors I have Read Before
Private Peaceful by Michael Morpurgo
The Old Curiosity Shop by Charles Dickens
Villette by Charlotte Bronte
Thank You, Jeeves by P.G.Wodehouse
Five Go Adventuring Again by Enid Blyton
One Day by Dave Nicholls
Only One Day was a reread, as I have read various works by the other five authors, but never those listed.
Six Books I Want to Read This Summer
Game of Thrones by George R.R.Martin
The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Rings by J.R.R.Tolkien
Score by Jilly Cooper (Reread)
Patience by John Coates
Great Expectations by Charles Dickens (Reread)
Tess of the D’Ubervilles by Thomas Hardy (Reread)
There are mixture of new books and rereads on this list which I am happy about as I have done barely any rereading of favourite books this year. I think I am most looking forward to Game of Thrones having loved the TV show.
Six New Authors to Try
Barbara Pym – I have been hearing a lot about her recently and since some of her books come recommended by Jilly Cooper (whom I LOVE) I would be a fool to miss out.
George R.R.Martin – I need to continue on my Game of Thrones obsession and I am only a little sad I watched the TV show before having read the books.
Georgette Heyer – I was listening to ‘A Good Read’ on the radio recently and Heyer was one of the recommended authors. Again she is a name I have been familiar with for some years now, yet have never read. Luckily I picked up my first Heyer in a charity shop yesterday so I am sure we shall be aquatinted soon.
Kate Atkinson – Again another author I have discovered through blogging, this time thanks to Dovegreyreader.
Marghanita Laski – Having recently bought one of her books from Persephone I am looking forward to reading her work.
Mark Black – Jessica at The Bookworm Chronicles always seems to be reading such amazing history non-fiction and makes me want to read some of Black’s work, hopefully I’ll get round to it this summer.
So with that it is back to my book and the tennis I go!