6 Degrees of Separation: Room

April 1, 2017 | 8 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 starting book this month is Emma Donoghue’s bestseller Room about the five year old boy Jack who, together with his mother, is being held captive in a small room.

Another book where family is an important aspect is Lone Wolf by Jodi Picot. It centers around a man named Edward, who is forced to return to his childhood home (and to his estranged family) after a terrible accident leaves his sister injured and his father in coma.

Lone Wolf is also the title of the third book in Linwood Barclay’s series about newspaper writer, family man, and reluctant hero Zack Walker. He gets involved in a case involving a mutilated corpse that is found at his father’s lakeside fishing camp. The death is first blamed on a bear attack, but Zack suspects something (or someone) else is responsible.

In Wolf Winter by Cecilia Ekb√§ck, a mutilated body is found by two girls herding their family’s goats. The death is attributed to a wolf but the girls mother Maija is certain that another man is behind the gruesome death.

The Winter People by Jennifer McMahon gives me a similar eerie feeling as Wolf Winter. It is set in a town plagued by mysterious disappearances, like that of a woman found dead in a field behind her house in 1908, just months after the tragic death of her daughter. Now history is about to repeat itself when the mother in the family living in the same house mysteriously disappears.

Another book where history is repeating itself is Snowblind by Christopher Golden. It is set in a small town where a large part of the population disappeared during a snowstorm. Now, 12 years later, a new storm approaches and ghosts from the past resurfaces again.

Snowblind is also the title of a book by Ragnar Jonasson. It is a crime novel, set in a small town in Northern Iceland, that I recently added to my tbr list.

This time, my chain took me from Room, via links mostly based on themes of titles, to Snowblind.

Why don’t you join us and make your own chain? Starting with Room, 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.