6 Degrees of Separation: It

December 2, 2017 | 6 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 It by Stephen King. I have not yet read it, and cannot decide if I want to read it. I have conflicting feelings about King. I feel like I have not given his books an honest chance, and most of my opinions are based on Misery, which was the first of his books that I read (about 16 years ago). I hated it. I can no longer remember why, but I really hated it.

Another book I did not like was The Daydreamer Detective by SJ Pajonas. I cannot remember a single significant plot event in it, but the main character was one of the most annoying characters I have come across and there was absolutely to character development at all.

The main character was the main reason I gave Dead to Me by Stephen Edger a one star review. She did not have a single redeeming quality and I liked her less for every chapter.

The Orphan Master’s Son by Adam Johnson is another book I liked less for each chapter. The timeline (and plot) was all over the place without any logic and I didn’t care for the main character. I would not have finished it if it hadn’t been that I read it as a buddy-read together with a friend (who actually disliked it as much as I did).

Another book where the timeline (and plot) was all over the place was The Travelers by Chris Pavone. It is also a book that I read as a buddy read with another friend, and otherwise would have abandoned.

A book I really wish I had abandoned is A Game of Thrones by George RR Martin (considering I disliked it from the first chapter, over 800 pages is a lot to go through…). I much more prefer the tv show, and have no qualms about not giving the rest of the books in the series a chance.

This time, my chain took me from It, via books that were not my cup of tea, to A Game of Thrones.

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