It’s time for #6degrees. Start at the same place as other wonderful readers, add six books, and see where you end up!
This month we begin with Ali Smith’s award-winning novel, How to be Both. I haven’t read this book yet but I do know that it has an interesting format (you choose where to start reading). 99 Reasons Why by Caroline Smailes also has an unusual format – it ends with a quiz and a ‘choose your own adventure’ conclusion.
Princess Diana was an important part of the plot in 99 Reasons Why, so the next link is to Andrew Morton’s biography, Diana – Her True Story.
A book featuring the Royal Family that is not a ‘true story’ is Morris Gleitzman’s gentle junior novel, Two Weeks With the Queen.
Two Weeks With the Queen examines the 80s AIDS epidemic, as does Sarah Winman’s heartbreaker, Tin Man.
A painting is an important part of the story in Tin Man, as it is in Jessie Burton’s The Muse.
Odelle, the main character in The Muse, is a typist, as is Veblen, the main character in Elizabeth McKenzie’s crazy novel, The Portable Veblen.
Experimental formats, the Royal Family, AIDS, art and typists – where will other chains go? Link up below or post your link in the comments section.
Next month (May 4, 2019), we’ll begin with Jane Harper’s debut best-seller, The Dry.