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Sunday, 8 April 2018

Six Degrees of Separation #6degrees

Having seen this on a number of blogs recently I've decided to join in! So thanks to WhatCathyReadNext and  dwellinpossibility to name but two who alerted me to this fun bookish theme!
Here’s how Six Degrees of Separation works: on the first Saturday of every month, a book is chosen as a starting point by Kate at Books Are My Favourite and Best and linked to six other books to form a chain. Readers and bloggers are invited to join in by creating their own ‘chain’ leading from the selected book.
Kate says: 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 or esoteric 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. Join in by posting your own six degrees chain on your blog and adding the link to the Mister Linky on Kate’s post. You can also check out links to posts on Twitter using the hashtag #6degrees

The first book in the chain for April is MEMOIRS OF A GEISHA by  ARTHUR GOLDEN.

This is a book that I've heard so much about but never read! So another one for the list of books I need to pick up I think! But when I think of this book I think of Japan, and a book I read recently that had links to Japan was....

THE STOLEN BICYCLE  by Wu Ming Yi


Really enjoyed reading this and glad to see it on the Man Booker International Prize list recently.

Thinking of something being stolen made me then think of a thief....

THE BOOK THIEF by MARKUS ZUSAK


All the love for this book! One of my all time favourites and I'll always try and include it in a list if I can!

With the narrator of the book thief being death, this in turn then made me think of...

REAPER MAN by Terry Pratchett


Death is one of my favourite characters in the Discworld series and in this installment he has to get a day job!  It's just a wonderful book in a wonderful series!

Carrying on with the death theme, there was only one way my chain could then go...

THE GRAVEYARD BOOK by Neil Gaiman


Adored this book! Bod is such a delightful character and this was my first Neil Gaiman book and opened up a whole new world for me!

Next in the chain is more death.....

LINCOLN IN THE BARDO by George Saunders


Such a brilliant book told in an extraordinary way and have sinced listened to the audio book which just made it even more wonderful.

And then this leads me to end the chain with a book with more ghosts ..

THE SILENT COMPANIONS by Laura Purcell


This was a chilling read and I don't normally do scary books!

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Next month’s starting book: The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver




4 comments:

  1. Welcome and well done for a very creative set of links!

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  2. You did a very good job with this! Some great books listed, but I will admit that The Silent Companions is the one that is already on my list. Can't wait to read it!

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  3. What an interesting chain!!
    Lisa @ https://hopewellslibraryoflife.wordpress.com/2018/04/07/six-degrees-of-separation-memoirs-of-a-geisha/

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  4. I loved The Book Thief too. Lincoln in the Bardo and The Stolen Bicycle are on my list. Great chain!

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