Stuart, Douglas "Shuggie Bain" - 2020
#6Degrees of Separation: from Shuggie Bain (Goodreads) to Dream of the Read Chamber.
#6Degrees is a monthly link-up hosted by Kate at Books Are My Favourite and Best. I love the idea. See more about this challenge, its history, further books and how I found this here.
This month’s prompt starts with Shuggie Bain by Douglas Stuart.
There are several ways to tackle this challenge. I first tought about going from Scotland around the British Isles. My next idea was to go by the author's name. But in the end I decided to start with the fact that this is a Booker prize winner. What better novel to start with than the "Booker of Bookers".
Rushdie, Salman "Midnight's Children" - 1981
My next thought was about a book by a favourite author of mine that also takes place in India (as opposed to his usual stories from his home country, Catalonia/Spain).
Ruiz Zafón, Carlos "The Midnight Palace" (Spanish: El Palacio de la Medianoche) - 1994
Thinking about Spain, there is another author who writes about historic Spain, starting with Barcelona in the 14th century. They build a cathedral there.
Falcones, Ildefonso "Cathedral of the Sea" (Spanish: La catedral del mar) - 2008
Which brings me to my next book where the build a cathedral in England. This is now a tetralogy. I must read the next one.
Follett, Ken "The Pillars of the Earth" - 1989
And a book with "earth" in the title always makes me think about one of the most famous books by one of my first favourite authors.
Buck, Pearl S. "The Good Earth" - 1931
Since we are in China already, I had to think about a poster I received lately from my son. It shows the biggest novels of every country and I was surprised that I'd read the one from this ancient country.
Cao, Xueqin "Dream of the Red Chamber" (Chinese: 红楼梦/Hung lou meng/aka The Story of the Stone) - ca. 1717-1763 (18th century)
And so we've made a trip around the word. From India to Spain to England and then to China.
Look for further monthly separation posts here.