It’s time again for the most fun game in all the book blogosphere! Six Degrees of Separation is the super fantastic meme put together by Annabel Smith and Emma Chapman. Emma and Annabel have chosen The Rosie Project (review) as this month’s jumping off point. Anybody up for connecting books via tenuous and occasionally ridiculous links? I know I am!
1. Because I had to mentally change my internal monologue’s reading accent partway through The Rosie Project after realizing it was set in Australia, not England my first connection is to What Alice Forgot by Liane Moriarty which caused me the very same dilemma.
2. The next stop on this crazy train is going to be Jodi Picoult’s Picture Perfect. The whole temporary amnesia thing in this book just wouldn’t NOT be connected to What Alice Forgot. I mean, these books could be cousins.
3. Next in line is The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie (review) because Will in Picture Perfect had the whole love-hate conflicted emotions going on with his life on the reservation juuuuust like Junior.
4. The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky (review) is my next link on the chain. Because teen angst. It abounds in both The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian and The Perks of Being a Wallflower so it had to be done.
5. The Windflower by Laura London (review) is up next. Wallflower, Windflower. Potato, potahto. They sound alike. Nobody said I couldn’t use such a thing as grounds for linkage!
6. Finally, we’re ending with Voyager by Diana Gabaldon. The Windflower is a pirate-tastic romance on the high seas, so it’s only natural that I connect it to the volume of the Outlander saga with all the sailing and whatnot. Ahoy!
There you have it. The Rosie Project to Voyager in six easy steps! What a ride! Talk to me Bookworms. What are things that make YOU mentally group books together? Subject matter? Word association? Logic?
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wallflower/windflower – I can totally dig that. Did love Wallflower. Haven’t read any of your others this time.
Words For Worms
Don’t feel bad, Annabel. It is, in fact, IMPOSSIBLE to read all the books.
Wallflower, windflower… there’s only 3 letters different. They’re practically the SAME WORD. I’ve really only ever thought about books in terms of their subject matter/plot or genre. I’m boring that way.
Words For Worms
RIGHT?! They had to go together. Sometimes I’ll read something in a book and even though the books are otherwise unrelated it’ll stick in my head. Like various people with missing limbs and the like…
I think it’s officially become your mission in life to connect ALL THE THINGS to Outlander in some way or another.
Words For Worms
You’ve found me out. 🙂
It’s a noble cause.
Katie McD @ Bookish Tendencies
Lovely chain! I found this one hard for some reason, but I think it’s because I used The Rosie Project in a chain a few months ago. I try not to think too hard about it, and just ride where my brain waves take me 🙂