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 Anna Funder’s examination of the East German Stasi – Stasiland.
I’m usually reading a fiction and a nonfiction book concurrently. While I was reading Stasiland, I was also reading Confession with Blue Horses by Sophie Hardach, a story about a family living under the Stasi.
A painting is an important part of the story in Confession, as it is in Sarah Winman’s Tin Man.
Marvellous Ways is about an old woman at the end of her life, as is Dimitri Verhulst’s Madame Verona Comes Down the Hill.
Dense forest is the setting for Verhulst’s story, just as it is for Emily Ruskovich’s memorable novel, Idaho.
I was drawn to Idaho because of its beautiful floral cover. Another gorgeous floral cover – Trent Dalton’s forthcoming novel, All Our Shimmering Skies.
From surveillance to shimmering skies – where will other chains go? Link up below or post your link in the comments section.
Given the current pandemic, the obvious choice for next month (May 2, 2020) is The Road by Cormac McCarthy.