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 Jane Harper’s best-selling debut, The Dry.
I loved The Year of the Farmer but still haven’t written a review. In fact, I have a bunch of reviews to write, including that of another recent read I loved (and my first five-star read of 2019) – Boy Swallows Universe by Trent Dalton.
The were many elements of Boy Swallows Universe that reminded me of Lisa McInerney’s The Glorious Heresies– both feature boys living a life on the edge of crime; both have families that love, despite how their circumstances appear to others; and both made me laugh and cry.
I find it quite difficult to review books that I loved – how can I ever do them justice?! Such was the case with The Glorious Heresies, so instead I put together a literary mixtape. I did the same for The Ice Storm by Rick Moody.
A party is critical to the plot in The Ice Storm, as it is in Linda Grant’s Upstairs at the Party.
Upstairs at the Party is set at a university. If a book is described as ‘campus-lit’, count me in. I’ve read a few from this list, including I Am Charlotte Simmons by Tom Wolfe. I can’t remember much of the story but do recall thinking the cover was unappealing!
From droughts and five-star reads to parties and campus-lit – where will other chains go? Link up below or post your link in the comments section.