Saturday, June 4, 2016

Six Degrees of Separation - Romeo & Julie

Today, I'm doing Six Degrees of Separation again.


Our starting book is Romeo & Juliet by William Shakespeare (duh).


Earlier this week, I read Booking Mama's review of The Rocks, and the plot was compared to Romeo & Juliet. It's a book I've never read, so I decided to select all of this month's books from my TBR list instead of my Read shelf. Goodreads describes the book in this way, "The Rocks is a double love story that begins with a mystery, then moves backward in time, era by era, to unravel what really happened decades earlier."


Another book on my TBR list that involves an old mystery is The Sweetness of Forgetting. This time it takes place in Paris and not the Mediterranean, and it's a grandparent's story instead of the parents. (Side Note: Jim and I honeymooned in the Mediterranean like the characters in The Rocks, so I couldn't resist adding that book to my TBR list.)


My third book also has "forgetting" in the title. The Forgetting Time centers on a 4 year old boy. The description is a little confusing, but I know there's a hunt for a missing boy (a different boy), and you know I like a good story with kid drama, so this one has been on my list for a few months - since I heard about it on an episode of the What Should I Read Next? podcast.


Another book involving a 4 year old boy is Little Lies. I've read several other Heather Gudenkauf books and enjoyed them. According to Goodreads, in this book she "explores how even the smallest lies can have far-reaching consequences." Yup. Sign me up.


My fifth book also has "lies" in the title. Lies We Tell Ourselves is historical fiction about the desegregation of schools in America in the 1959. I was so intrigued by the racial elements of the story when I read a review on My Thoughts...Literally.


Another book dealing with race that I heard about recently is Waking Up White: And Finding Myself in the Story of Race. My sister read this book for her book club last month, and she said, "This book is a MUST read for anyone who wants to gain a better understanding of race relations and the role we play as white people!!" I'm hoping to get to it soon.


So, Romeo & Juliet to Waking Up White. Interesting.


Have you read any of these books? Which should I read first?


#6Degrees is a monthly meme (the first Saturday of the month) hosted by Kate @ Books Are My Favourite and Best. Head over to Kate's post to see other book trails or to link up your own post if you want to play along.


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10 comments:

  1. These are always such fun posts! I haven't read any of the books but the cover of The Sweetness of Forgetting keeps catching my eye!

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    1. I know. I love the outdoor table setting. :)

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  2. Ah - Europe! Who can resist adding books near places where we have visited? I am the same way with southern France and the Bruno, Chief of Police series. :-)

    I haven't read any of these books so I can't advise you where to start but I AM impressed that you could make links with books on your TBR list. I might try that sometime but for now my chain is through books I've read.

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    1. Thanks, Debbie. It was a fun challenge. :)

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  3. I haven't read any of these but The Rocks sounds intriguing, and I love the cover of The Sweetness of Forgetting.
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    1. Yes, the cover for The Sweetness of Forgetting is terrific.

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  4. I love a chain filled with books not yet read (mine had a few this month as well). When I've done this in the past and then read the books, I'm always keen to see if the element that I picked out in my chain is actually a key theme/ plot point.

    The last two books you've used look really interesting and thanks for the tip on the podcast, What Should I Read Next? I'm fairly new to listening to podcasts and always on the hunt for new ones (bookish ones, even better!).

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    1. Good point. Book descriptions can often be misleading, focusing on minor elements of the story. The podcast is by Anne Bogel, who blogs at Modern Mrs. Darcy. It's the only podcast I listen to. New episodes come out on Tuesdays.

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  5. Ooooh some of these sound great! Definitely adding to my TBR.

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