Monday 7 June 2021

Six Degrees of Separation | From The Bass Rock to The Thirteenth Tale

Six Degrees of Separation
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. 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. I spotted this post over on BooksPlease and loved the premise of the post! 

The Bass Rock by Evie Wyld kicks off the chain, an historical novel set in 1700's Scotland that interweaves the lives of three women. I hadn't heard of this book but I'm super intrigued now so it's made it's way onto my TBR shelf. 

Another book set close to the sea and focusing on three women is The Lamplighters by Emma Stonex. After three lighthouse keepers vanish, the women they leave behind must handle their grief stemming from this tragedy. It's also set in Cornwall which leads me to my next link...

Ross Poldark by Winston Graham kicks off the popular Poldark series that takes place on the Cornish coast and follows a returning soldier and his attempts to rebuild his life. The BBC series is one of my favourites (I mean who doesn't love a bit of Aiden Turner!) although it ended in 2020, the same year another favourite BBC series was released...   

I loved both the series and the book of Normal People by Sally Rooney. The adaptation is one I've gone back to numerous times since it's release as the relationship between Marianne and Connell is just so complex and irresistable to me. We move onto a different novel that also explores complex relationships in a university setting...

The Secret History by Donna Tartt is one that's been on my TBR for the longest time but i'm slightly intimidated by the hype surrounding it. But a dark academia murder mystery seems like exactly my sort of thing so hopefully my expectation won't be destroyed when I eventually do read it. My final link is to another mystery containing twins...

Another book I own but still haven't read is The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield. A gothic mystery (with twins!) but also a love letter to the art of storytelling, it's one I need to prioritise cause I love a good spooky story.   

This was such a fun post to do and I'm definitely looking forward to continuing on next month! (Also, I've just realised I miscounted and should have added an extra book, oops 🙈 I'll make sure to do it properly next month 😂.)


1 comment

  1. Interesting links! Normal People sounds really good! I think I might have to watch it and even read it. The trailer looks like it might break me.


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