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 A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens.
Dickens was the first festive book that came to mind when I was setting the book for December but as it happens, my daughter is reading ‘Tis the Season by Ann Martin. My daughter hasn’t been a keen reader but Ann Martin has helped to change that – she loves the Main Street books.
I didn’t read many series as a child, with the exception of the Nancy Drew mysteries by Carolyn Keene.
There’s a reference to Nancy Drew in Craig Silvey’s Jasper Jones.
In fact, there are loads of literary references in Jasper Jones, including to Truman Capote. When I think Capote, I think of the Seinfeld episode where George attempts to hire the movie of Breakfast at Tiffany’s instead of reading it before his book group discussion.
Confession time: when my book group picked Liane Moriarty’s Big Little Lies I couldn’t face reading it… so I listened to the audio. Not quite as bad as George but almost…
Where will other chains go? Link up below or post your link in the comments section.
Next month (January 5, 2019), we’ll begin with The French Lieutenant’s Woman by John Fowles.