It’s time for #6degrees. Start at the same place as other wonderful readers, add six books, and see where you end up!
This month we begin with Malcolm Gladwell’s debut, The Tipping Point. I read this book more than ten years ago and parts still stick in my mind, notably the chapter on Blue’s Clues, and the chapter on New York crime and the subway.
Which reminds me of a book I bought in New York – Subway Ceramics : A History and Iconography by Lee Stookey. I love the ceramic tiles decorating the stations in New York (Bleecker Street is my favourite) and this book was a nice memento of my trip.
From the NY subway to London’s Underground – a book that’s on my TBR list is Martin John by Anakana Schofield.
From all accounts, Martin John is an unnerving, sickening character. It reminds me of part of the storyline in Tom Perrota’s Little Children.
I found the movie version of Little Children terrifying, as I did with Alice Sebold’s The Lovely Bones.
The Lovely Bones features a dead narrator, as does The End of Alice by A.M. Homes (there’s actually other links between the two books – the story topic and ‘Alice’ – do I get extra points?!).
My chain is going in a very dark, disturbing direction, so I’m linking to the book that’s next to The End of Alice on my Goodreads TBR list – Books That Cook: The Making of a Literary Meal by Jennifer Cognard-Black. It’s a book that combines a collection of American literature written on the theme of food with excerpts from influential American cookbooks – a satisfying end to this month’s #6degrees.
I started with trains, had far too many links that involved paedophiles and finished with food and literature. Where will other chains go? Link up below or post your link in the comments section.
Next month (July 7, 2018), we’ll begin with Tales of the City, the first in the much-loved series by Armistead Maupin.