Inspired by the 6 Degrees of Separation me, we recreating something similar with #6BookishDegreesofSeparation. The theme for the first link in the chain August is ✮ Zoned Out ✮ which is also the theme for our August Monthly Motif Reading Challenge.
- I decided to read Truly Madly Guilty, Liane Moriarty because it was outside my ✮ reading comfort zone ✮, which is what this month’s Monthly Motif challenge is all about.
- Another out of the ✮ zone ✮ contemporary read that I read recently and loved was The Nest, Cynthia D’Aprix Sweeney.
- The Nest is a ✮ debut novel ✮ that’s already had a lot of good buzz, which is how it came to my attention. Same with The Regional Office is Under Attack, Manuel Gonzales.
- I love a good ✮ strong female main characters ✮ like Rose and Sarah in The Regional Office is Under Attack and Tara and Elayne in Three Parts Dead, Max Gladstone.
- Three Parts Dead features ✮ a person of color on the book cover ✮, which sadly is not common enough (in the genre world). It’s what drew me to it and the synopsis made me read it. Same thing with Certain Dark Things, Silvia Moreno-Garcia which is the next book I plan on reading.
- I love to see speculative fiction books set in ✮ non-traditional settings ✮ like Mexico which is where Certain Dark Things is set; and Nigeria which is where Lagoon, Nnedi Okorafor is set.
So 6 books linked together by – reading comfort zone – debut novel – strong female main characters – a person of color on the book cover – non-traditional settings. Have you read any of the books?