6 Degrees of Separation: From The Slap to Trust Me

This is my first attempt at the linky that is #6Degrees hosted by Kate over at Books Are My Favourite And Best. You can check out the rules here.


Before I start I must admit that I’ve not read the starting book this month, in fact I’d not heard of it before I decided to participate.

This month we begin with the book that saw Christos Tsiolkas soar to fame The Slap. I can’t really say anything about this book as I’ve not read it so we will swiftly move on.

The Slap is a book set in Australia, as is Big Little Lies by Liane Moriaty.  I’m loathe to admit that this book as been on my TBR pile for a while now. I just don’t seem to be in the mood to read it over my other options.

Big Little Lies has been adapted for TV, as has Broadchurch by Erin Kelly. Again, I’ve not read any of the Broadchurch books as they never really held my interest.

Broadchurch author, Erin Kelly worked as a journalist, as did the author of Breakfast at Tiffany’s, Truman Capote. I attempted to read this book as a teenager and never got to the end. I’m determined to finish it one day.

Breakfast at Tiffany’s is one of many literary classics, also made into a movie. One of my all time favourite books it To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee, which also fulfils this criteria. I absolutely love this book. I read it for my GSCE English Literature exam and something about it has stuck with me ever since.

Jodi Picoult’s Small Great Things has been heralded as the To Kill a Mockingbird of the 21st century. It deals with prejudice and power along with big themes such as the death of a baby. Another book on my TBR pile and it will be staying on my shelves whether I love it or not as the cover is gorgeous. I must mention that I’m not a bad reader, I’m going through a Kindle phase at the minute and a lot of my choices are tree books 🙂

The death of a child is also a theme in the amazing and cleverly written debut thriller Trust Me by Gemma Metcalfe. I came across this book in a reading group and it caught my attention due the unusual format of the storyline.

So there we have my first #6degrees, from modern Australian fiction to American classics, difficult subjects to debut thrillers. Where will your chain lead?

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8 thoughts on “6 Degrees of Separation: From The Slap to Trust Me

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  2. Interesting list. I read like almost all North Americans, To Kill a Mockingbird and our Bookclub read The Mockingbird Next Door – Life with Harper Lee by Marja Mills. It gives a different perspective on the author from what we knew.

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  3. I see that many readers made a natural link between The Slap and Liane Moriarty, but then took very different paths…
    Actually, Erin Kelly’s Broadchurch was the book written after the TV series, so the adaptation was the other way round. But I did like Series 1 and 3, not so much Series 2.

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  4. Love seeing where all the different chains go! I do encourage you to read Big Little Lies – it’s great fun! The main characters are so likeable – I really wanted to go for lunch with them all… 😉

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  5. Snap! We both linked to Moriarty first – interestingly, I think Moriarty is very much like Picoult in that they both choose very current ethical dilemmas as their plot points. For the record, I’m not a massive fame of Moriarty’s books. I understand the appeal (they can be real page-turners) but I do think she has a bit of a formula now.

    Mockingbird… *sigh* Such a wonderful book. Did you read Watchman? I was reluctant because I thought it would spoil Mockingbird. It didn’t (although it didn’t add to it either) but I can’t say it was a book I was pushing on others.

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    • I think a lot of people made the leap from The Slap to Liane Moriaty. Must be some kind of natural progression. I’ve got to be honest, although I have a couple on my TBR list, I’ve never read any of her books. I just seem to have more appealing books to read when I’m selecting my next book.

      I haven’t managed to bring myself to read Watchman yet as I heard mixed reviews and sided with the more negative ones. I think I might have to read Mockingbird again and then follow it with Watchman.

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