It’s time for #6degrees. Join in and thrill us with your clever links!
This month the chain begins with Wild Swans by Jung Chang. I go through reading binges and Wild Swans was part of an extended ‘China’ phase.
After my China phase, I moved to the Middle East and of the books I read, Khaled Hosseini’s wonderful A Thousand Splendid Suns was the most memorable.
My Middle Eastern phase came to an end with a book group selection, Reading Lolita in Tehran by Azar Nafisi. I loathed it and in fact never finished it (notable because I almost ALWAYS finish books).
Another book group selection that I never finished was This Blazing World by Siri Hustvedt. It was so full of itself and I only made it a quarter of the way through before giving up.
Instead of reviewing Tell the Wolves, I did a literary mixtape. Same for Elizabeth von Arnim’s The Enchanted April.
The Enchanted April is a story about British women holidaying in Italy, as is E.M. Forster’s A Room With a View (one of my favourite books and my all-time favourite movie).
From China and the Middle East to art, music and ladies on the Continent, that’s #6degrees for another month. I wonder where other chains will lead? Link up below (or add your link in the Comments section).
Next month (October 7, 2017), we’ll begin with a book that people may not have discovered, were it not for the hugely popular movie version – Laura Esquivel’s Like Water for Chocolate.