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
August – from Postcards From The Edge by Carrie Fisher to The White Tiger by Aravind Adiga
So, for August we are starting off with Postcards From The Edge by actress Carrie Fisher. The books chronicles an actress who is struggling with addiction. The theme of fame and addiction is central to the wonderful Daisy Jones and the Six.
Daisy Jones and the Six by Taylor Jenkins read is about a band which I believed was totally real and had to google it. It talks about their rise to fame and is written in such a fascinating style of a series of interviews – you can completely imagine it as a documentary. Another books I’ve listened to recently that took the form of interviews was World War Z.
World War Z by Max Brookes is an oral history of a fictional zombie apocalypse. I listened to the audiobook and the voice actors were incredible and I was completely engrossed. I never thought I’d be into zombies to be honest and I’m still not sure it’s something I’d immediately gravitate to but I did enjoy a book along similar lines: The Girl With All The Gifts.
The Girl With All The Gifts by M R Carey follows Melanie who is a “hungry” – she has been infected by a fungus which gives the person a taste of human flesh and effectively creates a zombie-like being. The plot was fast paced with lots of action and I loved the child protagonist of Melanie. It’s always interesting when a child is the narrator, which brings me to my next book: Room.
Room by Emma Donaghue is about a mother and son who have been kidnapped and are locked in one room. The book is narrated by Jack who was born in “room”; he is 5 years old and has never known anything outside the small space. I thought this book was brilliant and I also really enjoyed the film, which was exactly the case with Gone Girl.
Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn seems to be one of the most successful thrillers out there and it certainly got me hooked on the genre. The twists and turns are an absolute delight. The main characters of Amy and Nick are both quite despicable, which I LOVED. I don’t shy away from books with horrid characters, and one of the books I’ve read recently with a morally questionable character is The White Tiger.
The White Tiger by Aravind Adiga tells the story of Balram Halwai who moves from darkest India to the big city and uses his cunning nature to rise to the top.
Have you read any of these? Where has your #6Degrees taken you?