It’s the first Saturday of the month and that means that it’s #6Degrees of bookish separation time!
Here’s a recap of the rules:
I can’t believe it’s May already: isn’t this year just flying by? I’ve been manically scribbling away at my new book this month, and it feels like it’s finally coming together. Just write faster, Emma, a friend at work repeatedly tells me, and I only wish it was that simple!
This month we’re starting with:
Elizabeth Is Missing/ Emma Healey
I bought a signed copy of this novel when I was on my #IndieBookCrawl last year, and I devoured it while on the road. I thought it was an interesting and insightful portrayal of a dementia sufferer, and also was cleverly plotted. I’m thinking of recommending it for my next book club!
Eyrie/ Tim Winton
This is another book I picked up on my Indie Book Crawl travels. I adore Tim Winton, who I discovered while living in Western Australia. His style of writing is so evocative of the landscapes there, and just thinking about his books makes me homesick for WA!
Dirt Music/ Tim Winton
This book is the first of Tim Winton’s I read. I say read, I actually listened to it as an audio book on runs when I first arrived in Perth, and it reminds me of darting around the city and being so excited to be in a new environment.
Speaking of books I read while living in Western Australia, I remember reading Room while I was on City Beach, counting my lucky stars that I was not only basking in the sunshine, but also reading an excellent novel.
The next book Donoghue published after Room was The Sealed Letter, a domestic thriller which is also historical fiction. I haven’t read this one yet, but it sounds juicy!
The cover of The Sealed Letter reminds me of that of The Crimson Petal and The White. Also historical fiction, and written in a unique style, I greatly enjoyed this novel when I read it at university.
My tutor at uni who recommended The Crimson Petal and The White also taught us a course which featured Middlemarch. It took weeks and weeks to read, and I’m not sure how many of my group actually finished it!
Let’s see where Annabel Smith ended up…
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Our next #6Degrees post will be up on Saturday 6th June
and we’ll post the book we’re starting with soon!