Six Degrees of Separation is a monthly meme hosted by Kate over at Books Are My Favourite and Best. Each month a new book is chosen as a starting point and you have to try to link six other books to form a chain. There could be any reason for the link, be it same genre, author or something that this reminded you of!
Here are her rules:
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
May – from Beezus and Ramona by Beverly Clearly to Hamnet by Maggie O’Farrell
Beezus and Ramona is a children’s book about two sisters. I’ve not heard of this book before so I’m going into this one with only the info from the blurb. In Beezus and Ramona, Beezus’ little sister, Ramona, is a thorn in her side and threatens to ruin her birthday party. Sisterhood is a really vital theme in this book, just like in The Sisterhood of the Travelling Pants by Anne Brashares.
I have not read this book in so long! If you’re not familiar with the YA novel, a group of friends finds a pair of jeans which miraculously fits them all really well. The jeans are passed to each friend and we have a little glimpse into their life. The book was turned into a film and one of my favourite film adaptations of a book is The Silence of the Lambs by Thomas Harris.
I absolutely ADORED reading The Silence of the Lambs. It’s pretty gory and Hannibal Lecter is extremely creepy. The Silence of the Lambs is the second book in the 4 book series. I don’t read lots of series, but when I do they are crime themed. One of my favourite series that I’m working through is the Harry Hole series by Jo Nesbo and the second book in that series is Cockroaches.
Cockroaches follows Norwegian detective Harry Hole who is helping to solve a murder in Thailand. I’ve never been to Thailand, but I really would like to some day. Another country I would really like to visit is Mexico, which is the setting for Mexican Gothic.
I still haven’t read Mexican Gothic by Silvia Moreno Garcia! Set in 1950s Mexico, I’ve heard it is a really atmospheric read. Another book which had an amazing but very creepy atmosphere was Water Shall Refuse Them by Lucie McKnight Hardy.
Water Shall Refuse Them is set in the sweltering heatwave in 1970s Wales. The family flee to Wales to escape grief and the main character starts to dabble in witchcraft. I read a lot of books where grief is a main focus and one about grief that is sat on my shelf is Hamnet by Maggie O’Farrell. I can’t wait to read this prize-winning book!
Have you read any of these? Where has your #6Degrees taken you?