Six Degrees of Separation


I found this monthly meme on FictionFan’s blog this morning and thought it looked a fun one to join.

Six Degrees of Separation is a monthly meme hosted by Books Are My Favourite and Best. The idea is to start with the book that Kate gives us and then create a chain of six books, each suggested by the one before…


10873This month’s starting book is Shopgirl by Steve Martin, a book that was made into a film with Steve Martin himself starring in it.


I’ve not read this but I do have Steve Martin’s memoir Born Standing Up, of his stand up years on my tbr.




13582284So from Shopgirl I’ve gone to Welcome to Rosie Hopkins Sweetshop of Dreams by Jenny Colgan.

It’s about a city girl who ends up living in the country with her crusty old aunt who needs help with her old fashioned sweet shop. I didn’t enjoy it and ended up DNF years ago.





1139324This title got me thinking about dreams and took me to the first Lisa Jewell book that I read back in 2009. 31 Dream Street about a house share in London.








This led me to the Sherlock Holmes story The Adventure of the Blue Carbuncle and the missing jewel.








Missing jewels make me think of The Good Thief’s Guide to Venice by Chris Ewan the fourth book in a fun series about a gentleman thief.








Of course mention a gentleman thief and I immediately think of Raffles: The Gentleman Thief.







20050359This brings to mind the Raffles Hotel in Singapore which reminds me of Ghostwritten by Isabel Wolf a novel about a ghost writer working on the memoirs of a survivor from the Japanese internment camps in Java during WW2.









Ghost writing brings me to The Ghost by Robert Harris a brilliant thriller that kept me guessing.




From sweets shops to a thriller via a house share, thieves and a memoir. Hope you enjoyed the trip!





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  1. Great chain – so glad you decided to join in! 😀 Ah, yes, a little bit of Sherlock is always fun, and that’s a particularly enjoyable one. I haven’t read any of your other picks, but I love Robert Harris so I’m off to check out The Ghost… though I’ve already got at least two of his books waiting on my Kindle, so I should probably restrain myself… 😉

      1. It’s supposed to happen on the first Saturday, but I’m always a few days late because I don’t normally post at weekends. Conclave is brilliant, isn’t it? Though I still have some doubts about the ending. I have Imperium and Lustrum – the first two in his Cicero trilogy. I just need to find time to read them…

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