Six Degrees of Separation is a monthly meme hosted by Books Are My Favourite and Best. 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 thought I was late doing this last month but I’m barely getting it in for June!!!
This month the chain begins with The Tipping Point by Malcolm Gladwell. The tipping point is that magic moment when an idea, trend, or social behavior crosses a threshold, tips, and spreads like wildfire. This widely acclaimed bestseller, which explores and illuminates the tipping point phenomenon, is already changing the way people throughout the world think about selling products and disseminating ideas.
I haven’t read the Tipping Point and don’t really have much interest in sales and marketing (which is not necessarily a good thing) so I was pretty stumped for where to go next! So I just started writing and then I remembered, Julia and Jack in One Summer Weekend by Juliet Archer have lots of ideas about sales and targets and reading people!
Keeping it nice and light and summery, I’m reminded of One Summer in Rome by Samantha Tonge which I read earlier this year. That book made me smile and cry and was filled with just the right mix of romance and old world charm.
Speaking of romantic old world charm, any book by Jane Austen would be a perfect fit. However, I was in the mood for something a little more spicy than sweet… a historical romance maybe? Secrets of a Runaway Bride by Valerie Bowman has romance, intrigue, action and a flight to Gretna Green!
Lady Jane Grey, probably would not have been allowed an escape to Gretna Green but from what I’ve read, the authors of My Lady Jane haven’t paid much heed to historical accuracy! I’m looking forward to sinking my teeth into this well-received comical re-imagining of Jane Grey.
Another book, that took major liberties in retelling a historical romance story (or at least it started off as a romance) is The Other Boleyn Girl by Philippa Gregory.
To finish this month’s six degrees I’ll stay with the House of Plantagenet. In August I’ll be reading and reviewing The Last Plantagenet? by Jennifer C. Wilson. A bit of fantasy and history woven together for that novella.
After escaping the clutches of marketing speak, this month’s journey has left me in just one country, England, albeit with a quick stop off in Rome, Italy. The themes of romance and re-tellings were also repeated. Maybe not an incredibly diverse journey, but a fun one nonetheless.
Try this meme, if you haven’t before. The link is open all month. Although, you may want to try for July’s topic at this point!
Next month (July 7, 2018), we’ll begin with Tales of the City, the first in the much-loved series by Armistead Maupin.