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 Our Wives Under The Sea by Julia Armfield. This book a hot favourite for the 2022 Women’s Prize for fiction and I am yet to read it. For my first chain I decided to go with a book that had a similar cover look to it. Where The Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens is a book I recently read and really enjoyed. I opted for the audio version and was hooked from start to finish.
Another book that I recently enjoyed the audio of was Rachel’s Holiday by Marian Keyes. This was my first book by Marian Keyes and I loved it, such a powerful story with a bit of humour thrown in. For my next chain I am going to use a book that includes the name of a character. Ariadne by Jennifer Saint was a book I read last year that I enjoyed. I love Greek mythology and Ariadne’s tale was beautiful.
I was fortunate enough to pick up my copy of Ariadne in the Waterstone’s Christmas Sale so it was 50% off! Another book that I got in that sale was Still Life by Sarah Winman. I am yet to read this but I’ve heard nothing but good things about it and the cover is gorgeous! This brings me onto my next chain which is another gorgeous book that is high on my reading list, Midnight in Everwood by M.A. Kuzniar.
Once again I got the Waterstone’s special edition with the gorgeous spredges! I can’t wait to give this a read and see if it lives up to my expectation. For my final chain I am going to look once again at the book title and choose The Midnight Library by Matt Haig. I read this last year and loved it. The whole concept was very clever and it certainly gave me a lot to reflect on by the end.
Each month I am always surprised by where my chain leads and love seeing what everyone else comes up with. Have you read any on my list? Which one looks most intriguing to you?