It’s time for #6degrees. Start at the same place as other wonderful readers, add six books, and see where you end up.
We begin with Jane Austen’s unfinished manuscript, Sanditon. I have watched the BBC series based on what Austen begun and enjoyed it immensely.
At the same time as I was watching Sanditon, I was also watching Catherine the Great on Foxtel’s excellent BBC channel – I tuned in because I recently read Catherine the Great by Robert Massie.
There were so many fascinating details about the mad, petulant behaviour of royalty in Massie’s book (particularly Peter III’s games with toy soldiers) – it reminded me of similar details about the Danish monarchs in Rose Tremain’s Music and Silence.
In Eggshells, the main character, Vivian, advertises for a friend named Penelope, which links to Rebecca Harrington’s Penelope.
Penelope is a strange and darkly funny campus-lit novel, as is Bunny by Mona Awad (although Bunny is even stranger and darker).
From drawing rooms to campus-lit, I wonder where other chains go? Link up below or post your link in the comments section.
Next month (January 4, 2020), we’ll begin with the 2019 best-seller, Daisy Jones and The Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid.