This 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!
First 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.
Given 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 of the book and rather enjoying it. It is a crime mystery, although I would not say it was a cozy mystery.
Keeping 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.
Keeping 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.
And 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.