It’s time again for my favourite meme. Based on the concept of six degrees of separation, Emma Chapman and Annabel Smith have created #6DEGREES, where bloggers share links between books in six moves. Check out the rules if you want to play along.
This month the chain starts with the 2014 Booker winner, Richard Flanagan’s The Narrow Road to the Deep North. I haven’t read it (yet) but it sits alongside a bunch of other books on a list that I compiled of the books that appear most frequently on all of the Best Books of 2014 lists. Another book on that list that I plan to read is Boy, Snow, Bird by Helen Oyeyemi.
Based purely on the title, my next link is to The Snow Child by Eowyn Ivey.
Fortunately the rules of this meme are of the relaxed variety because my next link, to Julie and Julia by Julie Powell is tenuous indeed (hint: Child).
I’m partial to stories about chefs, kitchens and cooking, which leads me to Nigel Slater’s Toast, a biography of a childhood remembered through food.
An undoubtedly less happy memoir is Alice Sebold’s Lucky – I’m sure I would have read The Lovely Bones through different eyes if I’d read Lucky first.
And while we’re on the topic of tenuous links, my final selection is Laurinda by Alice Pung (both have authors named Alice and yellow covers).
There is a common thread running through my selections this month – I’m yet to read any of them!