Sunday, July 03, 2022

Six Degrees of Separation: The Wintering to The Winter Crown


Welcome to this month's edition of Six Degrees of Separation, which is a monthly meme hosted by Kate from Books Are My Favourite and Best.  The idea is to start with a specific book and make a series of links from one book to the next using whatever link you can find and see where you end up after six links.  I am also linking this post up with The Sunday Salon, hosted by Deb at Readerbuzz. 


This month's starting book is Wintering by Katherine May.

I thought about doing something about all the seasons for today's post, but it is currently cold, very cold, so in the end I have decided to stick with a winter theme. I could have chosen cold or snow as well, but it turned out I had more than enough books with just the word "winter" .

The Winter Rose by Jennifer Donnelly - It's hard to believe I read this book 16 years ago. I still have such fond memories of it still. It is about a young woman who wants to become a doctor and finds herself working in the poor East End of London in the very early 1900s.

The Winter Sea by Susanna Kearsley - I first read this book 13 years ago, but I have read it a couple of times since. One of my favourite books, and I never miss any opportunity to include it in a Six Degrees post! 

Russian Winter by Daphne Kalotay - I read this book 11 years ago, and thoroughly enjoyed it at the time. It is a novel about a Russian ballerina who is looking back on her interesting life, both before an after her defection to the West.

In the Bleak Midwinter by Julia Spencer-Fleming - This is the first book in the Rev Clare Fergusson/Russ van Alstyne mystery series. Clare is a priest who moves to a small town and meets the local police chief.

A Train In Winter by Caroline Moorehead - I read a lot of WWII fiction, but this one is a non fiction title that I read 10 years ago.

The Winter Crown by Elizabeth Chadwick - I have read another title from Chadwick which has Winter in the title, but I am choosing this one because I still need to read it. This is the third book in the trilogy about Eleanor of Aquitaine. Such a fascinating woman.

Next month's starting point is The Book of Form and Emptiness by Ruth Ozeki. It just so happens that our next book club theme is award winners. Given that this book has just won the 2022 Women's Prize, maybe this might be my choice?  We'll see.


  1. A cold chain, but I prefer the cold to the heat! I loved the Ozeki book, but just know it isn't short.

  2. The only one of these I've read is A Train in Winter, which I won in your giveaway! An excellent book, I thank you again:)

    1. I thought of you as soon as I added it to my list!

  3. I remember The Winter Rose! I read it and The Tea Rose many years ago. Great stories!

    1. I loved The Winter Rose so much Les! I am glad you remember them too!

  4. Several of my favorites on this list! And I own Russian Winter but have not read it yet.

    1. I liked Russian Winter when I read it! It was a long time ago though!



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