Six Degrees of Separation: Where the Wild Things Are to The Night Circus

Six Degrees of Separation is a monthly blog event hosted by Kate at booksaremyfavouriteandbest. 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 Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak.


Where the Wild Things Are was a favorite at my house. For a few months we were reading it every night. I love the illustrations, and my son loved the wild rumpus. These days he is more into a Frozen comic book, but I still pull out Where the Wild Things Are every once in a while. Another great book that features a journey on a ship to a wild land is…

The Voyage of the Dawn Treader by C.S. Lewis. Depending on what order you read the series, this is the fifth book in the Chronicles of Narnia, and is probably my favorite. I love Caspian, I love the annoying cousin Eustace learning about Narnia, and most of all I love Reepicheep. Reepicheep, the small mouse with a big heart. *sigh* Nobody has faith quite like Reep’s. Another great book about faith (which happens to take place on a boat) is…

Life of Pi by Yann Martel. There aren’t many people as sweet as Reepicheep, but Pi comes pretty dang close. It’s not often that I find a book with a deeper meaning that I ACTUALLY UNDERSTAND, but I feel like I really GET this book, on all the levels. It’s such a lovely, yet heartbreaking story, and it’s about pushing the limits of faith and what you can believe in. Plus, there’s a tiger. Everyone loves tigers. Another book with a tiger character is…

Ten Apples Up on Top by Theo LeSieg, aka Dr. Seuss, aka Theodore Geisel. Bet you didn’t see that coming! Yes, another kids book. This one is also well loved in our house, mostly because my son loves anything silly, and this book is DEFINITELY silly. Another book written under a pseudonym is…

The Goblin Emperor by Katherine Addison, aka Sarah Monnette. I read this book about eighteen months ago and I am still talking about it. It just made me so freaking happy! It was such a breath of fresh air to read a fantasy novel where everyone wasn’t dying all the time and the main character was so darned NICE. I am in love with this book. Another fantasy novel that just makes me happy is…

The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern. Will I ever stop bringing this book up? Probably not. Will I stop raving about how excited I am about The Starless Sea? Unlikely.

So there you have it! Where The Wild Things Are to The Night Circus.

Thanks once again to Kate for hosting, and for picking a book that I have actually read! I’m really looking forward to seeing everyone’s connections on this one, as I imagine they will be quite zany. 🙂

13 thoughts on “Six Degrees of Separation: Where the Wild Things Are to The Night Circus

  1. Great list! I loved Voyage of the Dawn Treader, too. Eustace and Reep are wonderful characters. (And I don’t think I will ever stop talking about how much I love The Night Circus, either.)

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