Sunday, October 02, 2022

Six Degrees of Separation: Notes from a Scandal to The Last Queen


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 point in Notes on a Scandal by Zoe Heller

My first link is based on the name Zoe and is to The World is Not Enough by Zoe Oldenbourg

this is a book that was recommended by Elizabeth Chadwick years ago so it is only fair tht I sselect one of her books soon. There are a lot, so let's go with the  The Time of Singing.

You sing songs, so my next choice is The Lost Song by Minnie Darke

Another song title is The Song of the Wind by Madge Swindells

Moving away from songs, I am using the word wind to link to The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafon

I wanted to finish with a book set in Spain so I have chosen The Last Queen by CW Gortner about Juana of Castile.

Next month's starting point is a cookbook - The Naked Chef by Jamie Oliver! Should be interesting to see how people make their chains from that starting point.

The starting point next month is 


  1. Nice list! Gortner is a great author, but I haven't read this one yet

  2. There seem to be some great books in your chain, I absolutely love everything by Carlos Ruiz Zafón and The Shadow of the Wind was my first book by him.

    Thanks for visiting my Six Degrees of Separation which took me from Notes on a Scandal by Zoë Heller to Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery.

  3. All these books are new to me. I hope you have a great week!

  4. It's the second time I see Shadow of the Wind in this month's chains. Not that I will complain at all - I never get tired of that book.

    Clever chain Marge. Have a wonderful October!

    Elza Reads

  5. A great list. I wanted to do this challenge, but have never got round to completing it!

    Have a great week ahead!

    Emily @ Budget Tales Book Blog
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  6. Great connections! It's sure a fun exercise for my brain to find different ways of connecting the books and picking one that I can think of to fit in the chain is always .... challenging!
    Terrie @ Bookshelf Journeys

  7. Interesting chain of connections! Have a good week.

  8. That's a great chain. I've read a lot of Elizabeth Chadwick books, but The Time of Singing isn't one of them. I also enjoyed The Shadow of the Wind and The Last Queen!

  9. I don't know if you have read it, but The World is Not Enough by Zoe Oldenbourg is one of my all-time favorite reads. If you haven't read it, I would definitely encourage you to add it to your list.

    I look forward to seeing next month's links!

  10. I've only read one book by Gortner. Lovely chain.