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’ve just dashed in from a rainy walk through the fields around our house to dry off and write this post – so much for hopes of summer weather approaching! Hope things are sunnier where you are – but not so sunny that you don’t have time to join in our meme!
This month we’re starting with:
The Casual Vacancy / J. K. Rowling
Though this book got a lot of negative commentary when it first came out, I found it an interesting read. It really captures life in an English small town and though there were rather more cliched characters than I would have liked, I couldn’t help being pulled along by the plot and feeling rather emotional by the end.
This is my book club choice for this month and like The Casual Vacancy, despite abounding with cliches, I find myself compelled to read on. I’d heard a lot about this book before I began, and I can see why it has become such a cult classic.
Like Flowers in the Attic, Forever was a cult classic book amongst teenagers of my generation. I remember being surprised to find it in the school library as I’d heard it was rather risque. And it didn’t disappoint. I can’t wait for Blume’s new novel for adults to come out soon!
Another book I loved as a teenager, and one I now can’t remember a thing about! However, I found this book the other day when unpacking my millions of books, so maybe I’ll give it a reread.
Another book I found while unpacking and was reminded I want to read. I’m painting my bookcases at the moment and am rediscovering all sorts of gems. I must stop buying books and actually read the ones I have!
I bought this book at around the same time I bought Her. I purchased the new edition which is updated for the digital age: it is a anthropological book about English habits and looks to be an informative read. I saw Kate Fox at a literary festival last summer and she was an excellent speaker.
The name of the author of the previous title led me to this one, which is another book I loved as a child. I also loved the recent film adaptation with George Clooney as the voice of the fox!
So from a book about provincial English politics, I’ve taken a journey through some childhood classics, throwing in a thriller and some non-fiction. What a whirlwind!
Let’s see where Annabel Smith ended up…
What does your chain look like? Please post it or a link to your blog post in the comments below.
Our next #6Degrees post will be up on Saturday 6th June
and we’ll be starting with The Signature of All Things by Elizabeth Gilbert.