#6Degrees of Separation – From Our Wives Under the Sea to Maus

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

April – From Our Wives under the Sea to Maus

I really intrigued by the starting book this week – so much so that when I looked it up, I almost clicked buy now! Our Wives Under The Sea is about a relationship which is trying to cope with a catastrophe that has befallen one of them. The lesbian couple is the thread I’m going to take to start with which leads me to We Are Okay by Nina Lacour.

We Are Okay see Marin move from California to New York after the death of a family member. Her best friend Mabel comes to try to reconnect with her and their relationship may go deeper than friendship. Grief is a central theme of the book, which makes me think of PS I Love You by Cecelia Ahern.

In PS I Love You, Holly receives letters from her late husband – one for every month of the year after his death. I remember reading this book as a teenager and it was one of my first books from the adult section of the library! Other adult books I used to read at age 12-13 were historical novels by Elizabeth Chadwick.

Shadows and Strongholds is one of many by this author that I read which were set in the 12th Century. I enjoy historical fiction but don’t feel like I read a lot of it anymore. I distinctly remember loving The Other Boleyn Girl by Phillipa Gregory when I was 16.

The Other Boleyn Girl is, as the title suggests, about Henry VIIIs wife Anne Boleyn and her sister Mary. The film adaptation starred Natalie Portman as Anne Boleyn and this actress also features in the film adaptation of V For Vendetta.

The iconic graphic novel was the first graphic novel I ever read. I’m enjoying reading more graphic novels and I have just finished the masterful Maus by Art Speiglman. This seems like a fitting place to finish the chain!

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