Six Degrees of Separation: Vanity Fair to Ella Enchanted

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Six Degrees of Separation is a monthly blog event hosted by Kate at booksaremyfavoriteandbest. It’s inspired by the 6 Degrees of Separation, a movie game where you attempt to connect actors in six movies or less. But we do it with books!

This month we’re starting with Vanity Fair by William Makepeace Thackeray.

Once again we’re starting with a book I haven’t read! I may have seen the movie many years ago, but if I have I don’t remember it. So this first connection is going to be a little tenuous, but bear with me. Vanity Fair was written by William Makepeace Thackeray, whose name, of course, reminds me of Thackeray Binks from Hocus Pocus! (Is anyone surprised???) Which inspired the all-new book…

Hocus Pocus & the All-New Sequel by A.W. Jantha. The sequel got very mixed reviews, but I admit I never bothered to read it. Why? Because I didn’t feel like the movie needed a sequel! It had a perfectly wonderful ending as it is. Another completely unnecessary bookish sequel is…

The Heir and The One by Kiera Cass. The Selection series rounded itself out as a nice trilogy, but then Cass just decided to write a sequel series about he daughter! She didn’t even have enough material to cover two books, really, and it felt like she figured out it was a bad idea right around the beginning of The One. But then I still had to read an entire book anyway as she attempted to wrap it up. Eesh. But don’t get me wrong, they were still good fun! The Heir especially! For those of you who don’t know, The Selection is about a Bachelor-style show that the prince chooses the future queen by. Another fantastic book about reality TV is…

Beauty Queens by Libba Bray. Take the Miss America pageant, crash all the contestants of a desert island, throw in a wonderful mix of humor, satire, and girl empowerment, and you’ve got an OUTSTANDING YA book! Seriously, I highly recommend it to teen girls of all varieties. Through the course of the novel the ladies plan (and eventually create) Girl Con, a convention for female empowerment. Another book I enjoyed about conventions was…

Geekerella by Ashley Poston. SO CUTE! It’s a Cinderella re-telling about a CosPlay ball. Can you say perfect for me?! Because I adore fairy-tale re-tellings, and Cinderella is always a good choice. My absolute favorite Cinderella re-telling is..

Ella Enchanted by Gail Carson Levine. Everything is good about this book. Even as a grown adult it is one of my favorite books to re-read. It’s romantic, funny, exciting, and touching. I love the completely unique magical world.

So there’s my chain, Vanity Fair to Ella Enchanted!


Thanks, as always, to Kate for hosting! I am looking forward to seeing everyone else’s chains, as they are sure to be completely different from mine!


20 thoughts on “Six Degrees of Separation: Vanity Fair to Ella Enchanted

  1. I haven’t read Vanity Fair either. I love the connection you made! I haven’t read any of the books on your list, but a couple are on my wish list: Ella Enchanted and Geekerella. I watched the movie of Ella Enchanted with my daughter recently. Have a great weekend!

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  2. Oh, you had some really nice books in your chain! I remember reading Ella Enchanted to my daughter when she was young. I don’t think I knew there was a Hocus Pocus sequel book – and I agree that one would not be necessary. I love that movie though and watched it again this year. ‘I put a spell you on you…’

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