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6 Degrees of Separation #4 - Making Bookish Connections

This meme is something totally different but SO fun. I enjoy the way it makes me look for different or unusual connections between books. Join in the first Saturday of each month and share your list.....

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.

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For the first time, this week's connection thread is all from my TBR.

The starting book for this month is The Snow Child by Eowyn Ivey. I've actually had this book on my Kindle for 7 (yes 7!) years and last month I put it on my COYER challenge list as a motivator to get me to read it. Then it shows up here as the first book.....kismet! I just finished it and it's a delightful story.

There are several directions I could go: a book set in winter, or set in Alaska, or about an older couple, or repeating a word in the title, a new-to-me author, etc.

First Degree: I'm going with another book I've owned for years AND is also on my COYER challenge list, The Book Charmer - a book about books set in a small town in North Carolina.

Second Degree: Staying with books from my TBR, another book about books I want to read is this based-on-true story of surviving bookstores during WWII, The Last Bookshop in London.

Third Degree: This connection is a triple: another historical fiction book set in London AND on my TBR.

Fourth Degree: Still Life by Sarah Winman is on my TBR, a historical novel set in Italy during WWII, author's first name is Sarah.

Fifth Degree: I found another on my TBR that has multiple connections - a historical mystery set in London about an orphan girl who is raised to become a thief and, like Still Life and The Lost Apothecary, the author's first name is also Sarah.

Sixth Degree: From my TBR, but I couldn't find another author named Sarah. However, I did find a historical novel set during WWII about Jewish orphans being led through the mountains during winter.

This completes my circle of 6 degrees back to The Snow Child - 2 books about children in harsh conditions during winter. Whew.....that was a challenge!

I started in the Alaskan wilderness with a story about a little girl who thrives in the winter, wandered through a couple of eras in London, found a couple of books about books, and wound up in the mountains of Germany during WWII as children are being led through the harsh wintery terrain to safety.

Next month the starting book will be Beach Read by Emily Henry. I've actually read that one - wonder what connections I'll be able to make?

I'll be continuing to participate in 6 Degrees of Separation because it's just so much fun. And sometimes the connections come to mind right away and sometimes, like this month, it's a bit more of a mental exercise! Either way, I enjoy looking for the connections.

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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