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 Snow Child by Eowyn Ivey. It’s been sitting in my TBR stack for years. All I know about it is that it is a fairy tale.
Fairy tales link me to Chloe Hooper’s brilliant memoir, Bedtime Story.
Hooper refers to dozens of books in Bedtime Story, from fairy tales and poetry to history texts. She makes mention of Songlines by Margo Neale and Lynne Kelly (‘Criss-crossing all of Australia are sacred stories….’), which coincidentally I have just started reading in attempt to complete my Nonfiction Reader challenge.
The other book I have pulled off the shelf for the Nonfiction Reader challenge is Yarra by Kristin Otto. I’ve read bits and pieces of this book as I’ve completed parts of my Yarra walking project, but I am looking forward to reading about the history of the river from start to finish.
The most recent book I read for the Nonfiction Reader Challenge, was Why We Can’t Sleep by Ada Calhoun. The book was aimed at Gen X women.
Calhoun, knowing exactly what her audience would be familiar with, makes mention of Little House of Prairie by Laura Ingalls Wilder. I loved these books as a child, and when Wilder’s handwritten autobiography, Pioneer Girl, was found and published ten years ago, I pounced on a copy.
I started with a snow child and ended with a prairie girl – seems fitting! Where will other chains go? Link up below or post your link in the comments section.
Next month (January 7, 2023), we’ll start with Beach Read by Emily Henry.