6 Degrees of Separation 22.1

#6DegreesofSeparation is hosted by Kate at booksaremyfavouriteandbest. The gist is that everyone starts with the same book, then finds another book that relates to it somehow, then one that relates to the second, until you’ve got a chain of six additional books. It’s a twist on the theory that every person on earth can somehow be connected to any other person in six or fewer steps, and provides an opportunity to talk about random books we love (or don’t).

Starting Point: Rules of Civility by Armor Towles

Rules of Civility

Genre: Historical Fiction (Modernism)

Have I Read It?: No

Synopsis (from Goodreads): On the last night of 1937, twenty-five-year-old Katey Kontent is in a second-rate Greenwich Village jazz bar when Tinker Grey, a handsome banker, happens to sit down at the neighboring table. This chance encounter and its startling consequences propel Katey on a year-long journey into the upper echelons of New York society—where she will have little to rely upon other than a bracing wit and her own brand of cool nerve.

With its sparkling depiction of New York’s social strata, its intricate imagery and themes, and its immensely appealing characters, Rules of Civility won the hearts of readers and critics alike.

The Great Gatsby

1. The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

Genre: Historical Fiction (Modernism)

Published: 1925

I Read It In: 2016

My Rating: ⭐⭐⭐

Link to Previous Book: Everything about the description reminds me of The Great Gatsby! The era, the setting, the angst permeating the atmosphere…

Daisy Miller

2. Daisy Miller by Henry James

Genre: Historical Fiction

Published: 1878

I Read It In: 2015

My Rating: ⭐⭐⭐

Link to Previous Book: The protagonist is named Daisy, and it’s another classic that I read in school.

Daisy Jones & The Six

3. Daisy Jones and the Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid

Genre: Fiction

Published: 2019

I Read It In: Haven’t, and I never intend to from what I have heard about it.

Link to Previous Book: Another Daisy – looks like I’m just making a Daisy chain this month!

The Lucy Variations

4. The Lucy Variations by Sara Zarr

Genre: Young Adult Fiction

Published: 2013

I Read It In: 2014

My Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ (although, in hindsight, this rating may have been a bit overeager)

Link to Previous Book: The protagonists are musicians. However, Daisy Jones and the Six is about a rock band, while The Lucy Variations is about a young pianist.

The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society

5. The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Schaffer and Annie Barrows

Genre: Historical Fiction

Published: 2008

I Read It In: 2020

My Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Link to Previous Book: Theme of finding hope in difficult, unwanted situations. Despite being set in the UK during World War 2, this book is fun and uplifting and I greatly enjoyed most of it.

Raise High the Roof Beam, Carpenters & Seymour: An Introduction

6. Raise High the Roof Beam, Carpenters and Seymour: An Introduction by J. D. Salinger

Genre: Literary Fiction

Published: 1955

I Read It In: 2017

My Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐

Link to Previous Book: Long titles that take a while to make sense within the stories.

Have you read any of these books? I had not even heard of this month’s starting point.

See the host’s page for more 6Degrees posts!

Until the next chapter,

Jana

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