Six Degrees of Separation – From The Tipping Point to Three Cups of Tea

Six Degrees of Separation is a monthly meme hosted by Kate @ 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…

This month we begin with The Tipping Point by Malcolm Gladwell a book I’ve never heard of before, but since looking it up I’d love to read it. As they’re isn’t a kindle version to try a sample, I checked my library’s online catalogue, but the book is overdue by several months making me think it’s probably gone walkabout.

Another book I remember going walkies from the library was Time Warped by Claudia Hammond. It was a book that I thought my husband would enjoy but it wasn’t on the shelf when I popped in to borrow it. When I inquired about it the library decided that it had been missing for too long, so they got a new copy in just for me. Don’t you just love libraries!

Step Back in Time by Ali McNamara is a library book that was on the shelf. In fact it was put into my hands by a librarian last summer when I was volunteering  for the children’s summer reading challenge. It’s a wonderful book that I would’ve missed out on because I didn’t like the cover. How shallow am I!

Another book I’ve loved since I’ve got rid of my cover prejudices is The Little Cafe in Copenhagen by Julie Caplin.

This reminds me of The Little Coffee Shop of Kabul by Deborah Rodriguez a book that I thought I’d put on my Goodreads shelf years ago, but hadn’t. I’ve rectified that straight away.

Thinking of Afghanistan reminds me of Three Cups of Tea by Greg Mortensen a book I enjoyed and found fascinating. It seems to have very mixed reviews on Goodreads which is a shame as I really do think it’s worth reading.

From a non-fiction book about how some ideas take off, via perception of time, a trip through the decades, cafes in Copenhagen and Kabul to finally ending with another idea taking off in the mountains of Pakistan and Afghanistan. Hope you enjoyed the trip!

Next month (July 7, 2018), starting book is Tales of the City by Armistead Maupin.






25 thoughts on “Six Degrees of Separation – From The Tipping Point to Three Cups of Tea

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  1. Very nice! Yes, as a former library staff member, I could tell a lot of stories about ‘missing’ library books. Great that yours went ahead and ordered a new one. As they should Ha! Loved your chain and will check out some of the books I’m not familiar with.

  2. I loved The Little Coffee Shop of Kabul, so I’m keen to check out The Little Cafe in Copenhagen and Three Cups of Tea, as I haven’t come across either of them before.

  3. Your first link made me laugh! Reminded me of a little book about animals that my son had basically permanently borrowed from the library, Safari Babies. At some point it went missing and I paid the library for its replacement (it was an old book so was not replaced). My son was so sad… Months later we were in a local shop and my kids were sitting in the pram, grizzling. The shop assistant said “Here, read a book while you wait!” And she brought out Safari Babies! Obviously my son had dropped it in the shop and rather than returning it to the library, they had just kept it. I explained the situation and, because we had already paid the library for its loss, were able to keep it!

  4. Brilliant links – I love our library service too 🙂 I’m also a tea lover – not that I needed much encouragement to add Three Cups of Tea to my tbr!

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