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 start with Tales of the City by Armistead Maupin. The story is set in San Francisco, California (also known as the Golden State). Hold tight for a rather tenuous link…
Recently the Golden State killer was arrested, courtesy of a used tissue. Which links me to a fascinating book about forensic science that I was reading at the time the Golden State killer story unfolded – Written on the Skin by Liz Porter.
Porter’s book was a roll-call of crimes that obsessed the media and the public in Australia, which brings me to Sonya Voumard’s The Media and the Massacre.
Voumard’s book focused on the tragic 1996 Port Arthur massacre which prompted Australia’s ban on guns – we have not had a mass-shooting in Australia since. This links me to a book that’s next on my #20BooksofSummer list – Quicksand by Malin Persson Giolito. It’s the story of a fictional mass shooting and the legal case that follows.
Quicksand begins in a courtroom, as does Apple Tree Yard by Louise Doughty.
I love the cover of The Overstory and it immediately reminded me of another book about trees – Norwegian Wood by Lars Mytting (which might just be the most intriguing coffee-table book ever printed).
From California and crime to a leafy finish, my chain took some unexpected turns – where will other chains go? Link up below or post your link in the comments section.
Next month (August 4, 2018), we’ll begin with Atonement by Ian McEwan.