Six Degrees of Separation from Fight Club to…..

The #6Degrees meme occurs on the 1st of the month over at the blog, Books are my Favourite and Best which is written by Kate.

fight-clubThis month’s starting point is Fight Club which I have not read, nor have not seen the film. It doesn’t appeal to me at all, but I did read the reviews on Amazon and the preview that was available.

Nonetheless, I was able to eventually pull together a chain with ease, although not as much ease as last month!

ImperialFirst up is the Imperial Tea Party by Frances Welch which is about the dubious alliance that exists following the marriage of Alexandra, granddaughter to Queen Victoria to Nicolas II of Russia in 1894. The book has lots of accounts, written at the time of what the individuals concerned were thinking at the time. This is a well researched book and one I enjoyed.

Death by DarjeelingGiven my fascination and obsession with drinking tea I recommend the following literary blend of this lovely cozy series by Laura Childs. There are currently 19 books in the series, and as I like to read books in order, here is the first one,  Death by Darjeeling. This is a Tea shop mystery and they are easy read, gentle books, well that is apart from someone being murdered….

Next I am moving along to another light read, I have read about half ofMurder at the Book Club the book and rather enjoying it. It is a crime mystery, although I would not say it was a cozy mystery.

Guernsey Potato PeelKeeping with the book club theme, this is one of my favourites. The Guernsey Literary & Potato Peel Society. Set on the island of Guernsey during the second world war, it is the story of a book club that came together in rather unusual circumstances during the Nazi occupation of the Channel Islands. The film released last year although I only recently managed to watch it. I enjoyed the film, it was a pleasant few hours to while away on a Saturday evening.

Guernsey Books by Anne AllenKeeping in the theme of the Channel Islands, the next is a series of books, written by Ann Allan, all the books are set in Guernsey and are a delightful read. I am eagerly awaiting the next book in the series. I say series, but each book can be read as a standalone book and two more have been published since this image was taken. The author lives in the town I lived in and just over two years ago I went to a book reading, just as book four I think was released.

The Day the Nazi's cameAnd finally we arrive at the last book and we are keeping with the Guernsey theme. The day the Nazi’s came is a true account from the time when the Channel islands were occupied during the Second World War leading up to the movement of Islanders to the various camps in Europe.

Thanks Kate for another months of #6degrees. I look forward to next month.


About Julie Goucher

Genealogist, Author, Presenter, native Guildfordian, avid note taker and journal writer. Lover of Books, Stationery & History; Surnames, Butcher & Orlando One-Name Studies. Pharos Tutor for all One-Name Studies/surname courses as well as Researching Ancestors from Continental Europe.
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11 Responses to Six Degrees of Separation from Fight Club to…..

  1. Literary Feline says:

    I enjoyed reading all your connections. Murder at the Book Club sounds right up my alley. And one of these days I will get around to reading The Guernsey Literary & Potato Peel Society. I hope you have a great week!

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  2. MarinaSofia says:

    Not quite sure what the link is between Fight Club and a tea party, but I’m relieved at the way your chain went… Much calmer and more civilised.


  3. BookerTalk says:

    Clever links here though we’ll have to have .a serious conversation about the Guernsey Potato Pie book which I thought was dreadful. Sorry 🙂

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    • I forgive you Karen! I have to admit I read it the first time just after it came out & was not wowed. I read it again as part of my book club & liked it much better. I usually don’t like the film made from a book, but this was good & I might even re-watch at some point. In between the readings though, I had been to the Channel Islands & read quite a lot on the occupation there of.


  4. Several of these books are on my tbr list.


  5. Lisa Hill says:

    Ha ha! “gentle books, well that is apart from someone being murdered….”

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  6. Kay says:

    Oh, I did love your chain! I read more than one of the Laura Childs’ tea books a while back. Kind of got away from that series, but I know that it still goes on. Loved all the Guernsey books and I learned about a ‘new to me’ author, Anne Allen. Thanks for that and I want to perhaps try one of those books.

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    • Kay, The series by Anne Allan are wonderful. I really enjoy them and borrowed the first three from the library. Then when book four was released the book (she donated several of each to the local library) was out. I did not want to wait and ordered via Kindle (Kindle books don’t count do they? 🙂 ) since then I have downloaded the series on Kindle as I like to read in order and I now await rather impatiently for the next book.

      They are standalone books, but centre around the same 6 or so people. Each book dedicated to one of the six and their connections. I recommend book one to start with then you can build up, but it is not essential.

      I also love the Laura Child books, I have to read in order and it is a few years since I read them, so I will likely start again from book 1, I still have a few of the books, so will re-read then pass them along in my next book cull.


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