Six degrees of separation:
From the Renaissance to Versailles
Using my own rules for this fun meme hosted by Kate at Booksaremyfavouriteandbest (see there the origin of the meme and how it works – posted the first Saturday of every month), I went back in time, from the Renaissance to Versailles!
Here are my own quirky rules:
1. Use your list of books on Goodreads
2. Take the first word of the title offered and find another title with that word in it
3. Then use the first word of THAT title to find your text title
4. Or the second if the title starts with the same word, or you are stuck
After the covers, you can find the links to my reviews or to the title on Goodreads:
1. How to Be Both
I have just read one book by Ali Smith: There But For The. It was very confusing, but could be because I made the mistake to listen to it. This is probably the type of literary fiction that needs to be read rather.
The synopsis of this novel here says part of the story is set in the Renaissance.
2. How the Light Gets in
I haven’t reviewed this book #9 of this amazing series by Louise Penny. This one is excellent, as almost all the others. But you really need to read them in order. I am looking forward to #15, to be released in August 2019.
3. Light and Dark
Excerpt from my review:
“This book is unlike any other I have read by this author: like in Proust it focuses on social interaction and analysis, and just like Proust’s narrator, I find the characters too self-tortured. But the writing is very good and there are some very interesting images.”
Soseki is definitely a Japanese author you need to try.
4. Too Dark To Sleep
My verdict was: A stunning new voice in psychological thrillers. An amazing battle of the brains you are not going to forget.
5. Before I Go to Sleep
Another amazing psychological thriller.
Listen to it if possible, Orlagh Cassidy is an outstanding narrator. In fact, I listened to this one because she was narrating it.
6. Before Versailles
A historical novel about Louis XIV.
“The characters sounded true to life, the topic was well researched, the descriptions beautiful.”
HAVE YOU READ AND ENJOYED ANY OF THESE BOOKS?
HAVE YOU PLAYED
SIX DEGREES OF SEPARATION
I have read How To Be Both. Loved it. I read a later book by S J Watson: Second Life.
My reviews: https://keepthewisdom.blogspot.com/2018/12/second-life.html and https://keepthewisdom.blogspot.com/2018/06/how-to-be-both.html
thanks for the links, am on my way
I love Louise Penny’s books! I need to get to the most recent one. Very creative chain!
And the next one comes out in August
How the Light Gets In!! That’s one of my favorite series and one of the best books in that series! I don’t know anything about the others. Great job!
yes, awesome series, I can’t wait for The Better Man, it now has its cover
I love the rules that you have used for making the connections! The only book I have read from your list is Before I go to sleep. I didn’t like it as much as I expected to, maybe that’s because I guessed the ending.
ah yes, that’s always a problem when you read a mystery, lol!
I’m doing this next month, and already have my blog post ready to go!
awesome, I can’t wait to see what you come up with!