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 Wintering by Katherine May. May was prompted to write the book after a trip to Iceland.
On the basis of place, my next link is to Hannah Kent’s Burial Rites.
Iceland’s ‘neighbour’ is the Faroe Islands, the setting for Linn Ullmann’s novel, Unquiet.
The main character in Unquiet is a novelist, as is one of the main characters in The Echo Chamber by John Boyne.
The Echo Chamber explores the pitfalls of social media and ‘cancel culture’. Jon Ronson’s So You’ve Been Publicly Shamed uses real-life examples to do the same.
Jon Ronson often gets confused with, or compared to, Louis Theroux. Actually, Louis refers to Jon in his most recent memoir, Theroux the Keyhole.
Theroux’s memoir documents his experience during COVID restrictions. It’s the first book I’ve read dealing directly with this topic, however the first one I acquired is still in the TBR stack – Alone Together by Jennifer Haupt.
I managed to create a complete loop this month, beginning with a book about solitude and finishing with the same. Where will other chains go? Link up below or post your link in the comments section.