Six Degrees Of Separation – September 2021

Six Degrees of Separation is the brain child of Kate over at Books Are My Favourite and Best where we all start with the same book, and head down the rabbit hole to add six more, and see where our links take us!

Follow the hashtag #6degrees on Twitter to check out everyone else’s chains. Six Degrees of Separation takes place on the first Saturday of the month.

This month, the starting book is Second Place by Rachel Cusk.

Second Place has a yellow cover, so I decided that I am going to link straight to a book with a yellow cover that I just finished reading: The Summer Job by Lizzy Dent.

The Summer Job is about Birdy, a woman who poses as her best friend, and spends the summer working as a sommelier in a Scottish hotel. While her best friend Heather is an actual trained sommelier, Birdy knows basically nothing about wine at all.

Since The Summer Job is about a sommelier and features a lot of wine. I’ve decided to jump next to one of my fave genres – cozy mysteries! Decanting A Murder by Nadine Nettman is about a sommelier who has to solve a murder while at a wine tasting event.

From here, we are going to another cozy mystery with a staircase on the cover (because why not?). So Peril In Paperback by Kate Carlisle is next.

Next I’m jumping to Confessions Of A Curious Bookseller by Elizabeth Green, which a book I read earlier in the year.

Fawn, the owner of the bookstore in Confessions Of A Curious Bookseller has a huge soft spot for cats, and so I feel like she would attract the cats in Old Possum’s Book Of Practical Cats by T.S. Eliot.

Have you read any of the books on this list? Did you like them? Let me know your thoughts!

6 thoughts on “Six Degrees Of Separation – September 2021

  1. Really nice! I had to read some of the TS Eliot poems in school, and since I dislike cats (yes, I know), I have never returned to read more of his work, and never saw the musical, and will never watch the film. To each their own, right?


  2. Yay! A yellow cover link. I really, really tried to do that (I started with Swing Time by Zadie Smith and also Everything I Know About Love by Dolly Alderton) but the chains just fizzled out 😦 Glad you succeeded.


  3. That book was a special favourite of ours in the English Department at university – so much so that we put on our very own production of Cats the musical (without ever having seen it, although we did have the music).


  4. I chose Old Possum’s book as a school prize, and i still have it. I loved those poems, but I loathed the musical (which I saw on stage in London) and I’m defintely not going to watch the film!

    I love cosy mysteries if they’re well written – I have read another of Kate Carlisle’s and enjoyed it. The Confessions of a Curious Bookseller also sounds good. Books about books, libraries, bookshops, etc are always enticicng, aren’t they? My chain ( also includes a novel set largely in a bookshop. These days, probably, there are sadly rather more bookshops in books than there are in real life.


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