Six Degrees of Separation: Fight Club to The Martian

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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 Fight Club by Chuck Palahniuk.


I haven’t read Fight Cluband I don’t really have any desire to read Fight Club. Much like The Sixth Sense, I know the twist at the end, so I feel like the book is basically ruined for me. Fight Club is unique to me, however, because I feel like the movie is so much more well-known than the book. In fact, I would guess that many fans of the movie didn’t even realize it was a book first! Another movie I think lots of people probably don’t realize was a book first is…

The Phantom of the Opera by Gaston Leroux. Did you know the famous musical was based on a book? I sure didn’t, until my brother handed me the book one day! Ugh, I hated it. I almost didn’t finish it, and that’s saying something! Another book that was gifted to me and I didn’t enjoy was…

The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms by N.K. Jemison. I’m sure she’s brilliant and all, everyone says so, but this book just wasn’t for me. I’m thinking about maybe giving another one of her series a try? N.K. Jemison is one of the leading voices in the Sci-Fi/Fantasy world, and is a woman of color. Rare, I think, in that genre. Another fantasy novel written by a woman of color is…

Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi. I LOVE THIS BOOK! It only missed out on being my top book last year because I also just happened to read The Goblin Emperor, which is the most perfect book of all time. I can’t wait to read the second book, coming out next month!!! Hem. Children of Blood and Bone was the (maybe surprising) pick for Jimmy Fallon’s Tonight Show Summer Book Club in 2018! Another book I’ve read from a talk-show-host book club is…

The Pillairs of the Earth by Ken Follett. This was on the Oprah book club, way back in who even knows when. I, sweet innocent teen that I was, did not realize Oprah would pick such an R-rated book for her book club! I was a little traumatized… Another book that I didn’t realize was R-rated until after I started reading was…

The Martian by Andy Weir. I guess this is my own fault. I could have opened the book before I bought it, the very first word is a giant f-bomb. Oh well.

And HEY! Would you look at that? I’ve done it again. Because The Martian got turned into a blockbuster movie JUST LIKE Fight Club! Man, I am just killing it on these accidental full-circles!

So, there you have it folks, Fight Club to Fight Club. Shaboom.

Thanks, as always, to Kate for hosting! I love Six Degrees. Fight Club is an odd book, so I’m really looking forward to seeing some of the sure to be crazy chains coming off this one!

15 thoughts on “Six Degrees of Separation: Fight Club to The Martian

  1. Very nice chain and definitely a full circle! Yes, I suspect you are right that many don’t realize that a lot of movies started as books. From your list, I’ve only read Ken Follett’s book. I did not remember that it was a Oprah pick. Bet people were horrified at the length.

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  2. I love how you brought your chain full circle. I haven’t tried Jemison yet, but I do want to. I’m sorry you didn’t care for The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms. I really enjoyed The Pillars of the Earth when I read it. For its size, I found it hard to put down and a rather quick read. I hope you have a great week!

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  3. Nice chain, and way to go in bringing it full circle! I didn’t quite manage that, though I did find a link between my 6th book and books #2 and #3 in my chain.

    I’ve wanted to read The Phantom of the Opera ever since seeing the musical. Some people love it, some can’t stand it… I’m not sure which I would be, but at some point I will find out.

    Children of Blood and Bone is also on my TBR list, along with N. K. Jemison (I have her Inheritance trilogy on my shelves.)

    I’m sorry you didn’t like The Martian. Despite the language, it’s a good book. There’s a “clean” classroom edition now, produced because the rest of the book is perfect for encouraging STEM in schools.

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