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 Our Wives Under the Sea by Julia Armfield.
The underwater theme reminded me of Jennifer Egan’s Manhattan Beach, which focuses on the first scuba divers.
Taking the easy option and linking by title to Emily Henry’s rom-com, Beach Read. I very rarely read romance, but recently picked up another rom-com, Love and Other Puzzles by Kimberley Allsopp – it was quite fun!
Allsopp references lots of eighties rom-com movies in her book, so the next link is to Life Moves Pretty Fast by Hadley Freeman, a book that looks at the life lessons we can draw from eighties movies.
More ‘lessons’ from eighties pop-culture comes via Robin Hardwick’s If You Lived Here,You’d Be Perfect Right Now. Hardwick examines the world of Sweet Valley High through adult eyes (as opposed to the teen she was when she consumed the series). So my final link is obvious – book one of the Sweet Valley High series by Francine Pascall, Double Love.
A moment underwater and then firmly in the eighties – where will other chains go? Link up below or post your link in the comments section.
Next month (May 7, 2022), we’ll start with Peter Carey’s True History of the Kelly Gang.