Monday 8 March 2021

Six Degrees of Separation

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I discovered this challenge on one of the blogs I follow, Carol from the "Reading Ladies Book Club". Thank you, Carol.

The first month, I put together all the rules of this challenge as well as the history of "6 Degrees of Separation". Since I don't want to repeat them every month and also keep a list with the link to all the lists I will post in future, this is my future reference.

#6Degrees of Separation

Feb 2021: (original post)
from Redhead By the Side of the Road (Goodreads) to Palace Walk
Mar 2021: (original post)
from Phosphorescene (Goodreads) to Against Hate
Apr 2021: (original post)

from Shuggie Bain (Goodreads) to Dream of the Red Chamber
May 2021: (original post)
from Beezus and Ramona (Goodreads) to Samuel August from Sevedstorp and Hanna from Hult
June 2021: (original post)
from The Bass Rock (Goodreads) to The Stone Diaries
July 2021: (original post)
from Eats, Shoots and Leaves to The Story of English
August 2021: (original post)
from from Postcards from the Edge (Goodreads) to Sancta Lucia
September 2021: (original post)
from Second Place (Goodreads) to The Art of Hearing Heartbeats
October 2021: (original post)
from The Lottery to The Wave
November 2021: (original post)
from What Are You Going Through (Goodreads) to The Inimitable Jeeves
December 2021: (original post)
from Ethan Frome to This House is Mine
January 2022: (original post)
from Rules of Civility (Goodreadsto Long Walk to Freedom
February 2022: (original post)
from No One Is Talking About This (Goodreads) tto The Cost of Sugar
March 2022: (original post)
from The End of the Affair to Where the Crawdads Sing
April 2022: (original post)
from Our Wives Under the Sea (Goodreadsto The Sunrise
May 2022: (original post)
from True History of the Kelly Gang to The Glass Castle
June 2022 (original post)
from Sorrow and Bliss (Goodreadsto The Birds Have Also Gone
July 2022 (original post)
from Wintering (Goodreadsto Red Sorghum
August 2022 (original post)
from The Book of Form & Emptiness (Goodreadsto The Pillars of the Earth.
September 2022 (original post)
from The Pillars of the Earth to The Island
October 2022 (original post)
from Notes on a Scandal (Goodreads) to Anne of Green Gables
November 2022 (original post)
from The Naked Chef (Goodreadsto Lisa and Lottie
December 2022 (original post)
from The Snow Child to The Diary of a Young Girl
January 2023
(original post)
from Beach Read (Goodreads) tto Things Fall Apart
February 2023 (original post)
from Trust (Goodreadsto Book Love
March 2023 (original post)
from Passages: Predictable Crises of Adult Life (Goodreadsto Silent House
April 2023 (original post)
from Born to Run (Goodreadsto Number One in Heaven
May 2023 (original post)
from Hydra (Goodreadsto Heidi
June 2023 (original post)
from Friendaholic (Goodreadsto Kafka on the Shore
July 2023 (original post)
from Time Shelter (Goodreadsto Primeval and Other Times
August 2023 (original post)
from Romantic Comedy (Goodreads) to The Kalahari Typing School for Men 
September 2023 (original post)
from Wifedom (Goodreadsto Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl
October 2023 (original post)
from I Capture the Castle to The Secret River.

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#6Degrees is a monthly link-up hosted by Kate at Books Are My Favourite and Best. I love the idea.

Each month, a book is chosen by Kate and we get to go on from there, no matter how, the book just have to be linked to six other ones to form a chain. Any book only has to be connected to the one before them.


  •     Link the books together in any way you like.
  •     Provide a link in your post to the meme at Books Are My Favourite and Best.
  •     Share these rules in your post.
  •     Paste the link to your post in the comments on Kate’s post and/or the Linky Tool on that post.
  •     Invite your blog readers to join in and paste their links in the comments and/or the Linky Tool.
  •     Share your post on Twitter using the #6Degrees hashtag.
  •     Be nice! Visit and comment on other posts and/or retweet other #6Degrees posts.

This is what Kate says (check here).

Annabel Smith and Emma Chapman began the 6 Degrees of Separation meme in 2014 (and Kate took over in 2016).

The meme was inspired by Hungarian writer and poet Frigyes Karinthy. In his 1929 short story, Chains, Karinthy coined the phrase 'six degrees of separation'. The phrase was popularised by a 1990 play written by John Guare, which was later made into a film starring Stockard Channing. Since then, the idea that everyone in the world is separated from everyone else by just six links has been explored in many ways, from 'six degrees of Kevin Bacon' to the science of connections. And now it’s a meme for readers.

So, to the meme. On the first Saturday of every month, a book is chosen as a starting point and linked to six other books to form a chain. Readers and bloggers are invited to join in by creating their own 'chain' leading from the selected book.

How the meme works
Books can be linked in obvious ways – for example, books by the same authors, from the same era or genre, or books with similar themes or settings. Or, you may choose to link them in more personal ways: books you read on the same holiday, books given to you by a particular friend, books that remind you of a particular time in your life, or books you read for an online challenge.
A book doesn’t need to be connected to all the other books on the list, only to the ones next to them in the chain.

How to Join the Meme
Each person’s chain will look completely different.  It doesn’t matter what the connection is or where it takes you – just take us on the journey with you. Don’t worry if you haven’t read the first book either: you can always find ways to link it based on your expectations/ideas about it.

Join in by posting your own six degrees chain on your blog and adding the link in the Linky section (or comments) of each month’s post. If you don’t have a blog, you can share your chain in the comments section. You can also check out links to posts on Twitter using the hashtag #6Degree.

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