#6degrees of separation: in honour of International Women’s Day

It’s the first Saturday of the month so that means it’s #6degrees of separation time! This month’s starting book is Wolfe Island by Lucy Treloar.

You can find the details and rules of the #6degrees meme at booksaremyfavouriteandbest, but in a nutshell, on the first Saturday of every month, everyone has the same starting book and from there, you connect in a variety of ways to other books. Some of the connections made are so impressive, it’s a lot of fun to follow.

I thought I was going to be all over this month’s six degrees, making a chain of eco-lit, but my brain just wouldn’t budge past the first link so I’ve switched to a different theme. In honour of International Women’s Day tomorrow, I’m going with a chain made up of books featuring fearless women, written by women, since Wolfe Island is an exemplar of both of these criteria.

Since I’m using an overall theme this time around, I’ll go with a list format for this post with links to my reviews behind each title:

1. Walking by Kim Kelly
2. Heresy by Melissa Lenhardt
3. The Only Woman in the Room by Marie Benedict
4. Becoming Mrs. Lewis by Patti Callahan
5. The Mercies by Kiran Millwood
6. The Darkest Shore by Karen Brooks

All of these books feature women who exhibit the characteristics of being fearless: courageous, dauntless, perhaps a little bit daring, a woman who is brave facing dangerous or difficult situations with courage.

Next month we’ll begin with Stasiland by Anna Funder, which is a book I’ve been keen to read for some time now.

22 thoughts on “#6degrees of separation: in honour of International Women’s Day

  1. How funny, though not surprising given the dale, that you and Lisa both had an IWD focus. I’m afraid though that I don’t know any of these books.

    BTW, I had more false starts with this chain than usual. I wonder why? I have already done next month’s.

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  2. Fearless women is a great idea for this chain. I can give you more. For example, Nina in The Huntress by Kate Quinn. There’s also The Last Train to London by Meg Waite Clayton (about the woman who started the Kindertransport), Mistress of the Ritz by Melanie Benjamin (about Blanche Auzello), and there are several books about Nellie Bly out there. Also, I’m reading Ariel Lawhon’s new novel “Code Name Helene” about Nancy Wake, the Australian who was a spy for the allies during WWII and practically ran a huge part of the resistance in France.

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  3. These all sound amazing! I have read enough about C.S. Lewis (also Surprised by Joy) to know the basics about his wife but I hadn’t thought about her being so interesting. I hope some of these others have been or will be published in the US.

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    • Becoming Mrs. Lewis was just an incredible novel! I really encourage you to read it if you admire C.S. Lewis. You should have Heresy in the US, and possibly Walking (through Book Depository perhaps) but not sure about the others.


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