Six Degrees of Separation is a monthly meme hosted by Books Are My Favourite andBest. The idea is to start with the book that Kate gives us and then create a chain of six books, each suggested by the one before.
It’s time for #6degrees. Join in and see where your book chain takes you.
I have not read Lincoln in the Bardo, although a historical fiction book based on Abraham Lincoln and his son does have its appeal. Saunders is also the author of Tenth of December: Stories.
On the topic of chocolate, I like milk chocolate bars. But back to the books, Like Water for Chocolate by Laura Esquivel is a book that I absolutely must read, in Spanish. I’ve had the Spanish version on my kindle for almost two years now and must get to it especially as it’s on the syllabus for our Spanish Literature students. Thankfully, I’m not the teacher for that course!
Speaking of books I should read in Spanish, 100 Years of Solitude by Gabriel García Márquez is another one. I’ve already read this book in English and really did not like it and there’s no way I’ll be re-reading in Spanish.
The magical realism of 100 Years of Solitude does bring me to a key theme in The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern, which was on my TBR for this month and was absolutely fantastic!
Finally, on the topic of the circus, I can round off this list with Freaky Games by Amanda M. Lee. Freaky Games is the most recent instalment of the Mystic Caravan Circus mystery series.
Form historical fiction to paranormal cozy mystery, my first six degrees of separation journey was quite varied and lots of fun. I’m looking forward to continuing next month.
You really should try it, if you haven’t before. The link is open all month. Link me so I can follow your journey too!
Next month’s journey begins with a controversial book that had everyone talking in the nineties – The Beauty Myth by Naomi Wolf.