Six Degrees of Separation – from Notes on a Scandal to Rememberings

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 Notes on a Scandal by Zoë Heller. My copy of the book is part of the ‘Penguin Ink’ collection of contemporary classics. It immediately reminded me of a book that has been sitting on my TBR stack for ages – Indelible by Adelia Saunders. It’s about a woman who sees the ‘truth’ about people written on their skin.

Indelible focuses on secret and lost texts, as does The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafón.

Based on title alone, my next link is to Shadow Girls by Carol Birch.

There are parallels (and a title link) between Shadow Girls and Emma Cline’s The Girls.

The Girls is based on the real life story of the Manson murders. The Manson family had a cult following and they are referred to in a book I’m currently reading, Cultish by Amanda Montell.

I picked Cultish as part of my 2022 Nonfiction Reader Challenge. Another I’ve read as part of the challenge (and my first five-star read for 2022) is Rememberings by Sinéad O’Connor.

Where will other chains go? Link up below or post your link in the comments section.

Next month (November 5, 2022), we’ll start with a cookbook – The Naked Chef by Jamie Oliver.

28 responses

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  2. I’ve read The Shadow of the Wind but none of the other books. The starting book for next month is one of my favourite cookbooks and the title alone sparks ideas for my chain.

  3. Mine will be a little late this month, on Monday rather than at the weekend, but as always, a great pleasure to read about everyone’s links. I thought The Girls was a very powerful description of getting swept up in a cult.

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  8. The Girls has been on my TBR for the longest of time. I need to read it! The Shadow of the Wind is one of my all time favorites for sure. I actually want to read it again and then read the next one as well.

    Have a wonderful October and thanks for hosting Six Degrees!

    Elza Reads

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