Six Degrees of Separation – February

Hello bookworms!

This year I have decided to take part in some more memes. After seeing this one a lot last year I decided to bite the bullet and give it a go.

Six Degrees of Separation is a monthly meme hosted by Kate @ Books Are My Favourite and Best. The idea is to start with the book that Kate gives us and then create a chain of six books, each suggested by the one before…

Books can be linked in obvious ways – for example, books by the same authors, from the same era or genre, or books with similar themes or settings. Or, you may choose to link them in more personal ways: books you read on the same holiday, books given to you by a particular friend, books that remind you of a particular time in your life, or books you read for an online challenge.

A book doesn’t need to be connected to all the other books on the list, only to the ones next to them in the chain.

How to Join the Meme

Each person’s chain will look completely different.  It doesn’t matter what the connection is or where it takes you – just take us on the journey with you. Don’t worry if you haven’t read the first book either: you can always find ways to link it based on your expectations/ideas about it.

Join in by posting your own six degrees chain on your blog and adding the link in the Linky section (or comments) of each month’s post. If you don’t have a blog, you can share your chain in the comments section. You can also check out links to posts on Twitter using the hashtag #6Degrees

Kate has chosen to start the chain with No One Is Talking About This by Patricia Lockwood. Once again I haven’t read this one but I know it was a finalist for the 2021 Women’s Prize For Fiction. Another book that was amongst the finalists was The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett. This was the first book that I won in a giveaway and I thoroughly enjoyed the story.

To continue my link I’m going to choose a book with a similar title to the previous choice. Vanishing Acts by Jodi Picoult was the first book of hers I ever read and holds a special place in my heart. This story focuses on a kidnapping case, except the child (now a grown woman) doesn’t realise she has been kidnapped. Another story that focuses on a missing child is The Lost Girls by Heather Young.

This was a dark and harrowing story that explored sibling relationships at its darkest. One of my favourite reads from last year that also explored dark relationships, in this case maternal ones, was The Push by Ashley Audrain. This was a fantastic debut that gave me chills, that last sentence still haunts me!

Another debut that absolutely blew me away was The One Hundred Years of Lenni and Margot by Marianne Cronin. I usually find it very hard to choose a favourite read of the year but this one was it for me in 2021.


Have you read any on my list? Which one looks most intriguing to you?


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  1. Great chain Lucy. I love seeing how various people connect their books to one another. The only one I have read is Lenni and Margot, but I am going to be listening to The Vanishing Half this week.

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