Six Degrees of Separation: May 2015

 

 

 

Six Degrees of Separation: Saturday 2nd May 2015

When I was on holiday in the Lake District last year I bought my copy of Elizabeth is Missing by Emma Healey from the eye catching display in Bookends, Keswick’s lovely local bookstore.
(Read my review here)

At the same time as my holiday, Emma Chapman, author of How to be a Good Wife, was doing her Indie Book Crawl. As these things always turn out, she was in London while I was in Cumbria and then in Cumbria when I was back in London. I missed her whole tour and didn’t get to say hello!
I love the Nordic setting of How to Be a Good Wife
(I have a very old and stodgy review here – one of the first on my blog!)

… and being a big fan of Scandi settings I have to admit to loving Jo Nesbo’s Harry Hole series. I still haven’t read all of them but so far I think Nemesis is my favourite.
(Read my review here)

I recently read both of Anya Lipska’s crime novels. Although set in London they have a real European feel. Her first, Where the Devil Can’t Go had me hooked from page one. I rarely read two books in a series back to back…
(Read my review here)

…I think the last time I did this was with Stephen Lawhead’s Song of Albion Trilogy. I read this series for a university subject on Science Fiction and Fantasy. Wow, that would be over 15 years ago!

OK, If we are talking about fantasy, I admit it, I am a Game of Thrones fan. I have read all the George R.R. Martin novels. The current TV series is moving along at such a great clip I may not continue to read the rest of the novels if they take so long to be published!
(If you haven’t ever seen the Rage of Thrones song, I highly recommend it. Hilarious!)

One author who has a gap of almost half a centure between novels is is Elizabeth Harrrower who had a 48 year hiatus until In Certain Circles was published last year.

 

Find out more about the Six Degrees of Separation meme here.

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3 thoughts on “Six Degrees of Separation: May 2015

  1. Haha I love the indignation of people who came to GoT through the books and are snobbish about those of us who only discovered it through the TV show. I’ve seen that video before but it was worth a rewatch!

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