Six Degrees of Separation – May

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 True History of the Kelly Gang by Peter Carey. Released in 2001 this book went on to be a winner of the Booker Prize. For my first chain I decided to go with a book that was also released in 2001 that I read recently. Artemis Fowl by Eoin Colfer is a book series that follows a 12 year old genius and his battle against a formidable fairy.

A book that I read recently and thoroughly enjoyed, that also falls in the middle grade genre, is A Head Full of Magic by Sarah Morrell. In the book we meet Fleur, who has just discovered that she is magic, and her witty, funny nan tries to help her navigate her new powers.

One of the things I loved about A Head Full of Magic was the relationship between Fleur and her Nan. Another book that featured a great relationship between granddaughter and Nan was The Switch by Beth O’Leary. I listened to the audio of this one and loved the story so much however it wasn’t the first of Beth’s books I had read.

This brings me onto my next chain which is Beth O’Leary’s first book The Flat Share. I found myself giggling away at this story on quite a few occasions and absolutely loved the audio book. Another book I enjoyed by an author also called Beth was Take A Chance On Me by Beth Moran. This was a fun and quick read with a family that reminded me a lot of a TV show I sued to watched called Seventh Heaven. The Donovan family are big and loud but they did make me chuckle when dealing with a family crisis.

For my final chain I am going to choose a book that also features a car on the cover. The Summer Seekers by Sarah Morgan was a very recent read and once again I loved it. Full of adventure and mishaps it was a fun and engaging read from cover to cover!


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?


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