Six Degrees of Separation: How to be Both to Bel Canto

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 How to be Both by Ali Smith.


Alright, I’ll show my lack of literary fiction chops here: I had never heard of How to be Both going into the post. I looked it up and read several reviews and summaries. Here’s what I got. Y’all, this book is ART. It won all kinds of awards, including the Man Booker Prize. I don’t typically read prize winning literature, but I have read one other Man Booker Prize winner…

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Six Degrees of Separation: The Arsonist to The Nest

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 The Arsonist by Chloe Hooper.


I had never heard of The Arsonist before, probably because it’s an Australian true crime novel. It is, unsurprisingly, the story of the police trying to catch an arsonist. Go figure. True crime isn’t really my genre, but another novel I read and enjoyed set in Australia is…

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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…

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Six Degrees of Separation: The French Lieutenant’s Woman to Angels and Demons

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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 The French Lieutenant’s Woman by John Fowles.


Well, I’ve never read The French Lieutenant’s Woman20th century literature, ick. However, I read the synopsis on goodreads! It appears to feature a looooove triangle. Another classic novel featuring a love triangle is… Continue reading “Six Degrees of Separation: The French Lieutenant’s Woman to Angels and Demons”

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… Continue reading “Six Degrees of Separation: Vanity Fair to Ella Enchanted”

Six Degrees of Separation: Where am I Now? to The Odyssey

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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 Where am I Now? by Mara Wilson.


I’ve not read Where am I Now?, but the author, Mara Wilson, starred in the film adaptation of the classic novel Matilda. An actor memoir I have read is… Continue reading “Six Degrees of Separation: Where am I Now? to The Odyssey”

Six Degrees of Separation: Atonement to Wolf Hall

Six Degrees of Separation is a monthly blog event hosted by Kate at booksaremyfavoriteandbest. This is my first time participating, and I’m pretty excited. My brother-in-law play 6 Degrees every weekend, movie version of course, and I always thought about how this could be applied bookishly.

If you’ve never played the 6 Degrees of Kevin Bacon, the idea is that any actor can be connected to Kevin Bacon by going through other actors they were in movies with in six actors or less. You don’t have to connect to Kevin Bacon if you don’t want, you can use any two actors. For example, can you connect Julia Roberts to Steve Carrell? I can do it in one…

This month we’re starting with Atonement by Ewan McEwan.

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