Inspired by the 6 Degrees of Separation meme hosted by Annabel Smith and Emma Chapman, we recreating something similar with #6BookishDegreesofSeparation. The theme for the first link in the chain this month is ✮ New ✮
- The Fireman by Joe Hill is one of the ✮ New Releases ✮ coming out in 2016 that I’m most looking forward to reading.
- The last book I read soon after it’s release date was The Girl in the Spider’s Web, David Lagercrantz, which turned out to be one of my fave reads for the year.
- The Girl in the Spider’s Web was originally a Swedish publication, and reading more ✮ translated fiction ✮ like that is one of my reading goals for this year. I’ve already gotten started with Cockroaches, Jo Nesbo.
- Unfortunately, Cockroaches is my least favorite book of the Harry Hole series, and coincidentally, roaches are my least favorite insects. Another ✮ book with an insect in the title ✮ is The Silkworm by Robert Galbraith. But this one I liked (both the book and the insect).
- The Silkworm is set in London and I love it when a book has details about it’s location. Another of my favorite ✮ books set in London ✮ is Neverwhere, Neil Gaiman.
- Neverwhere is one of the few books where ✮ I didn’t like the main character but liked the book ✮ . Richard Mayhew was so daft! But all the other characters more than made up for his flaws. Unfortunately, it’s rare that I can divorce the 2 feelings. Another book where that happened though was The Parable of the Sower, Octavia Butler. Here, Lauren Olamina had some “teenage know-it-all tendencies” that were sometimes irritating.
So 6 books linked together by – new – translated fiction – book with an insect in the title – books set in London – dislike the main character but liked the book. Have you read any of the books?
If you join in the fun of #6BookishDegreesofSeparation, link up your post below so we can check it out. The first link in the chain for next month (March) will be ✮ TIME ✮ so feel free to join in and interpret how you wish … past … future … time travel …
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Lauren didn’t bother me too much until they were on the road. Then she seemed to try to get all mystical and that got annoying.
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I read a couple Nesbo’s a few years ago and loved The Snowman, but didn’t much like the ones I read after that (and now can’t remember their titles!!).
@Sarah I love The Snowman too and I like most of the books he’s written too.
I haven’t read any of these. In fact, the only one I remember ever hearing about is The Silkworm!
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