It’s the first Saturday of the month so that means it’s #6degrees of separation time! This month’s starting book is Stasiland by Anna Funder.
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’ve been intending on reading Stasiland for the longest time, so when it came up as the six degrees title last month, I truly had the best of intentions. Alas, all three of my children celebrate their birthdays in March, one of which was a milestone occasion: 18! Plus, my eldest son has a savage case of tonsillitis, going on two weeks now; alas, with further symptoms popping up, it turns out he has glandular fever! 😱 The tonsilitis was just the start of it…
Anyway, time got away from me, and before I knew it, there was none of it left. However, I am all over the themes (particular reading interest of mine) and can do a chain of living within a communist state at the drop of a hat, so here goes:
1. The Museum of Broken Promises by Elizabeth Buchan
2. Confession with Blue Horses by Sophie Hardach
3. The Secrets We Kept by Lara Prescott
4. Invented Lives by Andrea Goldsmith
5. There Was Still Love by Favel Parrett
6. Home is Nearby by Magdalena McGuire