6 Degrees of Separation: It by Stephen King

The 6 Degrees of Separation meme is a monthly meme hosted at booksaremyfavoriteandbest, that explores the ways in which a chosen book can be linked to six other books.

This December 2017 book is: It by Stephen King

From clowns to birds; fires to secrets, my chain this month includes some of my favorite reads.

I haven’t read It-or anything else by Stephen King-nor do I read many books that could be classified as horror. The scariest book I’ve enjoyed most recently, would have to be:

 

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Bird Box by Josh Malerman

I ended up giving 5 stars to this dark, unsettling post-apocalyptic novel. I was so absorbed in the story and still think about some of its key scenes a few years later.

 

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The Birds and Other Stories by Daphne du Maurier

This is another unsettling read with birds in the title. I can’t wait to read Daphne du Maurier’s classic short story to compare it with the Hitchcock film.

 

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Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier

The iconic director made another of du Maurier’s  atmospheric works into a film. Rebecca is inspired in part by:

 

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Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte

I’ve mentioned before that if I were forced to choose a favorite book, Jane Eyre would be it. Like Rebecca, Charlotte Bronte’s masterpiece features a fire at a large English estate.

 

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The Lost Art of Keeping Secrets by Eva Rice 

Eva Rice’s delightful novel set in the 1950’s also includes an English estate that burns to the ground during the denouement. The Lost Art of Keeping Secrets is one of my favorite comfort reads, and never fails to cheer me up.

 

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Can You Keep a Secret? by Sophie Kinsella

This Sophie Kinsella novel with Secret in its title is another of my former comfort reads. I prefer her standalone novels to the Shopaholic series, and wouldn’t mind reading one of them again soon.

 

Where did your #6degrees chain lead this month?

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  1. Great chain! I hope you enjoy The Birds when you get to it. Some of the other stories in that collection are great too – The Apple Tree is one of my favourite psychological horror stories of all time… 🙂

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