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6 Degrees of Separation #3 - Making Bookish Connections


I've joined in a few times and it's SO fun - kind of gets my brain thinking about books in a different way. The Linky at Books are My Favourite and Best goes up the first Saturday of each month. Join us - you'll be amazed! Here goes...


This is a monthly link-up hosted by Kate at Books Are My Favourite and Best. Each month a book is chosen as a starting point and linked to six other books to form a chain of seven. A book doesn’t need to be connected to all the other books on the list, only to the one next to it in the chain. The rules are:

  • Link the books together in any way you like.

  • Provide a link in your post to the meme at Books are My Favourite and Best.

  • Share these rules in your post.

  • Paste the link to your post in the comments on Kate’s post and/or the Linky Tool on that post.

  • Invite your blog readers to join in and paste their links in the comments and/or the Linky Tool.

  • Share your post on Twitter using the #6Degrees hash tag.

  • Be nice! Visit and comment on other posts and/or retweet other #6Degrees posts.

Click the book cover image to go to my review or the Goodreads blurb.

The starting book for this month is The Naked Chef by Jamie Oliver. I haven't read it so I took visual clues to get me started.



First Degree: I'm going with the obvious choice and picking a book from my TBR list that shares the word "naked".


Second Degree: Naked in Death is the first book in a detective series and so is The Unquiet Dead, set in Canada. Read March 2021, rated 3 stars (click image for mini review)



Third Degree: Since this string seems to have taken a mystery/detective turn, here's another first book in a detective series, AND it's also set in Canada. Read Still Life in April 2021, rated 4 stars. (click image for mini review)




Fourth Degree: Can I do it again? YES! Another first book of a detective series set in Canada! - AND, both the Penny and Armstrong series are excellent. (click image for mini review)



Fifth Degree: Finally leaving the detective series theme and back to matching words in the title, this time the word "city". Read The City We Became which is set in New York City, in November 2021, rated 4.5 stars. (click image for GR page)


Sixth Degree: Last but not least, Garlic and Sapphires is also set in New York City AND is a food book, taking the string full circle. Read August 2019, rated 4.5 stars (click image for review)


This is my third time participating in this meme of 6 Degrees of Separation and I have to say, it's really fun. When I thought of Garlic & Sapphires, I thought it would be good as the final book, so I kind of worked my list from both ends to the middle. It worked, but it was a twister there in the middle. :)


Next month the first book in the chain is The Snow Child by Eowyn Ivy. I have this one on my Kindle and have been meaning to read it forever. Now seems like a good time.


I'm looking forward to seeing the connections other bloggers make. Do you want to play? (it's only monthly, not a huge commitment)



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