6 Degrees of Separation: Revolutionary Road

December 3, 2016 | 13 comments


6 Degrees of Separation is a book meme hosted by Kate at Books are My Favorite and Best. The goal is to construct a chain with 6 other books, using any criteria you want, and see where you end up.

The last starting book for 2016 is Revolutionary Road by Richard Yates. I have seen the film adaption and loved it but I’m embarrassed to admit that I have not yet read the book (in spite of multiple trusted book bloggers, including Kate, recommending it). I have checked it out from the library countless times but I never get around to reading it before I have to return it.

Another book that I frequently check out from the library, but never have read, is The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas. It is one of my friend Em’s all-time favourite books, and I have decided that 2017 will be the year when I finally read it.

Another book that is on my must-read list for 2017 is Les Miserables by Victor Hugo. It’s one of those books that kind of scare me. I never feel brave enough to jump in and get started with the >1000 pages.

A recent addition to my to-read-list, but that I’m also a bit hesitant to start reading, is Ron Chernow’s biography Alexander Hamilton. It’s gotten great reviews, and I’m always telling myself that I should read more non-fiction (but then I get distracted by all the crime novels).

The most recent crime series that made me rearrange my to-read pile is Peter May’s Lewis Trilogy. The first book, The Blackhouse, had me captivated from the first page. The setting is just one of the many things that I love about it.

Another crime series set on a Scottish island that I just started reading, and love, is Ann Cleeves’ Shetland Series. I’m currently listening to the first book, Raven Black, and it is spectacular. It is narrated by Gordon Griffin, who is a joy to listen to.

Another book I recently listened to, with an excellent narrator (Dan Stevens), is Agatha Christie’s classic And Then There Were None. It is the first book by her I ever read, and it remains one of my favourites.


This time, my chain took me from Revolutionary Road, via books I’m either preparing to read or is currently reading, to And Then There Were None, one of my all-time favourites.

Why don’t you join us and make your own chain? Starting with Revolutionary Road, where will you end up? Visit Books Are My Favourite and Best to read the rules and see who else made a chain this month.