I had so much fun with Six Degrees of Separation last month that I decided to try it again this month. It came much easier to me this time! Six Degrees of Separation is a monthly meme, hosted by Annabel Smith and Emma Chapman, which normally runs on the first Saturday of the month. The main idea of this meme is to form a chain of books by linking something they have in common, kind of like forming a word ladder with common letters, and everyone begins their chains with the same book. Other than that, there are no set rules. You get to make your own!
This month, the starting book is Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn. I read Gone Girl by almost two years ago. I wanted to read this book because it had received a lot of hype and it is set in Missouri. I was given a copy, so I did read it, but I have to admit, after all the buzz, I was underwhelmed!
From Gone Girl I am moving on to Weight of Blood by Laura McHugh. This is another story set in Missouri. Since this is my home state, I am always interested in a book set in Missouri.
From Weight of Blood my next step is Band of Sisters by Cathy Gohlke. Though they are set a century apart, both have sex trafficking as a major theme in the story.
From Band of Sisters I am moving to Very Valentine by Adriana Trigiani. These are both library ebooks I read on my iPad.
From The Shoemaker’s Wife I can connect to Beautiful Ruins by Jess Walter. Both of these had beautiful descriptions of the Italian countryside.
From Beautiful Ruins I can circle right back to the beginning. Beautiful Ruins and Gone Girl are both books that I read because I was given copies and they received a lot of buzz. An both, in my opinion, were highly overrated! My Six Degrees of Separation is complete! And again, I was able to make a circle, though that is not required….at least not on my blog! (I get to make my own rules, remember!)
Want to play along? Just post your chain on your blog and then post a link on either Annabel’s or Emma’s monthly post. Or if you aren’t a blogger, just post your chain tin the comments section. And if you post your link here, I’ll be sure to take a look!