Six Degrees of Separation – Notes on a Scandal to Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf

Six Degrees of Separation is the brainchild of Kate from Books Are My Favourite and My Best. Each month there is a different starter book and through six books, with what can be, on my part, extremely tenuous links,  you see which book you end up at.

So it’s been a while since I did one of these, in fact a year ago today apparently, so it seems fitting I take part once more. Now to see where my tenuous links take me.

The starting book this month is Notes on a Scandal by Zoe Heller in which a woman discovers her friend may not be as it seems when her affair with a pupil comes to light.

Notes on an Execution by Danya Kukafka looks at a death row serial killer and the women who have been impacted by his life and crimes.

Another death row set novel is The Green Mile by Stephen King. He is also famous for writing The Shining, set in a remote, cut off hotel.

Hotel du Lac by Anita Brookner sees Edith banished to a Swiss hotel. There she meets Iris and her daughter Jennifer, and Mr Neville who likes to play devil’s advocate.

The Age of Innocence won Edith Wharton a Pulitzer Prize. In it Newland Archer sees his privileged life path blown off course with the arrival of free spirit Countess Olenska.

Another Pulitzer Prize winner is The Hours by Michael Cunningham. It weaves together the lives of three women spanning 70 years, from Virginia Woolf in the 1920s, to a woman wanting to escape with Mrs Dalloway to Clarissa about to host a party for a dying friend.

In Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf, Edward Albee tells the tale Martha and George and their rather toxic relationship.

So there we have it from Notes on a Scandal to Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf.  Have you read any of them? Where would your six degrees take you?






One Comment Add yours

  1. MarinaSofia says:

    You really should take part in these more often, I love your links! And that’s a much prettier cover to Notes on a Scandal than the one I have.


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