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.
On the blog last year…