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 Are You There, God? It’s Me, Margaret by Judy Blume.
My first link is to Wild Game by Adrienne Brodeur – both books are being made into movies, and both are being directed by Kelly Fremon Craig.
Mothers with undiagnosed personality disorders links Wild Game to The Erratics by Vicki Laveau-Harvie.
See What You Made Me Do is an examination of domestic violence. As always with nonfiction books, it’s the personal stories that resonate, and Hill refers to case studies that will never leave my mind. Similarly, a story focused on domestic violence in Tegan Bennett Daylight’s short story collection, Six Bedrooms, has stayed with me, five years after reading it.
I rarely read short story collections – the last one I read was Here Until August by Josephine Rowe (both Rowe and Daylight’s collections were longlisted for the Stella Prize).
I paired my review of Here Until August with steamed mussels, so my final link was obvious – The Mussel Feast by Birgit Vanderbeke.
From a classic to nonfiction and fiction about challenging family circumstances – where will other chains go? Link up below or post your link in the comments section.
Next month (January 2, 2021), we’ll start with the winner of the 2020 Women’s Prize for Fiction, Hamnet by Maggie O’Farrell.