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 the book you finished your August chain with. For me, that was Sweet Tooth by Ian McEwan.
You know I love a tenuous link, right? So, for all those with a sweet tooth out there, I have to link to Beatrix Bakes by Natalie Paull. Paull’s North Melbourne bakery was a cake institution until just a few weeks ago – sadly Paull hung up her whisk and closed the store (but I’m waiting for Beatrix Bakes 2.0).
Think cake, and my mind goes to Sloane Crosley’s hilarious essay collection, I Was Told There’d Be Cake. Crosley’s latest novel is titled Cult Classic. It’s on my 2022 new-releases-wishlist. Also on that list is Marshmallow by Victoria Hannan.
I’m looking forward to seeing Hannan at this year’s Melbourne Writers Festival. I’ll also be seeing Sarah Winman, who is talking about her latest novel, Still Life.
My final link is to A Room With a View by E. M. Forster – like Still Life, it is a story about Florence, and the parallels between the two stories form the basis for Winman’s novel.
A sweet and Florentine theme for me this month! Where will other chains go? Link up below or post your link in the comments section.
Next month (October 1, 2022), we’ll start with Notes on a Scandal by Zoë Heller.