Six Degrees of Separation: The Rosie Project

April 7, 2015 Six Degrees of Separation 8

G’Day Bookworms!

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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8 Responses to “Six Degrees of Separation: The Rosie Project”

  1. Megan M.

    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…

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