I’m joining in with #6Degrees. A book is chosen as a starting point and linked to six other books to form a chain. This month’s chain begins with Fates and Furies, Lauren Groff.
✻ 1. Fates and Furies was a life story being told from the multiple perspectives – that of a husband and then the wife. I love when this is done – and when the perspective turns out to be different enough to throw you. This technique was also used, to great effect, in Gone Girl, Gillian Flynn.
✻ 2. After reading Gone Girl I wanted to read more books by the author, and went on to read Dark Places, which I also liked.
✻ 3. Looking back through my Goodreads shelf, I see that the next book I read after Dark Places was The Twelve by Justin Cronin – another dark, but awesome book.
✻ 4. The Twelve was the 2nd book in The Passage series. I finished the series with the 3rd book just months after it came out last year, The City of Mirrors – loved it!
✻ 5. I read The City of Mirrors during the Big Book Summer Reads Challenge last year. I finished 6 books including End of Watch by Stephen King – which was also the last book in a series (Bill Hodges Trilogy).
✻ 6. End of Watch ended up winning a 2016 Goodreads Choice Award for Mystery and Thriller. Another book I read last year which turned out to be an award winner was Truly Madly Guilty, Liane Moriarty for the Best Fiction category.
From Fates and Furies, Lauren Groff to Truly Madly Guilty, Liane Moriarty … joined together by … story being told from the multiple perspectives + books by the same author + next book read + finished the series + big books + Goodreads Choice Awards Winner.
Have you read any of these books? What did you think?
// Comments //
I have read Gone Girl, Dark Places, The Twelve and The Passage. Justin Cronin is quite an author. What a fun post, linking the books this way.
@Tina you’re like my reading twin 🙂
This is a really neat post! I’ve always wished to do something like this, I love finding interesting ways to link things together, especially if they are not directly related. Great post!
Loved Gone Girl. I enjoyed fates and Furies. I was not impressed with the Fates part. But Furies blew me away
@Resh totally agree! I was actually surprised because up until the “Furies” I was ready to just get through the book and get it read.
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I love that multiple perspectives thing and F&F and GG did it so well!
@ Sarah me too! But sometimes on audio it gets a bit confusing for me when there are too many perspectives … like A Visit from the Goon Squad.