Six Degrees of Separation: June 2015



Six Degrees of Separation: Saturday 6th June 2015

I haven’t read The Casual Vacancy by JK Rowling but it seems to show a realistic slice of life in a typical English town – a quaint cobbled town centre that borders a grim housing estate.

Darkmans by Nicola Barker is set in the very modern and ordinary English town of Ashford.

One other book that is also includes a glimpse of the typical English suburbs is The Engagement by Chloe Hooper.
(Read my review here)
I read The Engagement for the Australian Women Writers Challenge.

I am currently reading (and loving) The Anchoress by Robyn Cadwallader for this challenge.

Another challenge I have signed up for again this year is the Japanese Literature Challenge. Last year in this challenge I discovered Keigo Higashino and his wonderful crime novel The Devotion of Suspect X.
(Read my review here)
I really thought that this author had probably been overlooked due to the international trend for Scandi Noir crime.

If we’re talking about northern European crime novels I’d really like to read The Hummingbird by Kati Hiekkapelto. So few Finnish novels are translated into English and I always have a personal interest in them being half Finnish myself. The Hummingbird is set in a small northern Finnish town…

and Snowblind by Ragnar Jonasson (another crime novel I’d like to read) is set in a northern Icelandic fishing town.

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

#6Degrees Rules


3 thoughts on “Six Degrees of Separation: June 2015

  1. I also loved The Anchoress – such a great insight into women’s oppression in that era – and also, at times, a reminder of how little has changed.

  2. I like this post and this meme (and I usually am not a fan of memes): it’s a bit of a broader view of people’s reading. As for particular titles, I really must get to The Devotion of Suspect X since it’s been on my list for at least 2 years!

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