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.