Six Degrees of Separation: The Beauty Myth by Naomi Wolf

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.

The March 2018 Book is: The Beauty Myth: How Images of Beauty Are Used Against Women by Naomi Wolf

My chain this month features beauty, umbrellas, hearts, Ireland, and spoons.

Moving in slightly a different direction, let’s start things off with another book about “beauty”…

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On Beauty by Zadie Smith 

I started On Beauty last year but put it down and have yet to pick it back up again. I think it was less about the book itself and more about my mood at the time, and I definitely plan to give it another try again soon. Especially since I love the book Smith based her novel on…

 

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Howards End by E. M. Forster

The recent BBC miniseries reminded me how much I enjoyed spending time with the progressive Schlegel clan in Edwardian era England. Hayley Atwell and Matthew Macfadyen gave great performances in said miniseries, and also worked together in the adaptation of…

 

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Any Human Heart by William Boyd

(Plus both covers feature umbrellas). This sprawling novel recounts the life of an Englishman from his teens to his seventies, over the course of most of the twentieth century. Another epic book with “heart” in its title is…

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The Heart’s Invisible Furies by John Boyne

Like Any Human Heart, John Boyne’s novel follows the life of one man from childhood through adulthood. I’ve heard only wonderful things about The Heart’s Invisible Furies and can’t wait to pick up this stunning novel set in Ireland.

 

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The Wonder by Emma Donoghue

The last book I read set in Ireland happens to be The Wonder. I enjoyed this atmospheric historical fiction novel about famine, fasting, and the power of belief. I also love the simple yet striking cover featuring a single spoon, much like the cover for…

 

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The Disappearing Spoon: And Other True Tales of Madness, Love, and the History of the World from the Periodic Table of Elements by Sam Kean 

I haven’t read this micro-history of the Periodic Table, but it does sound like an interesting and unique read. It’s fitting to end the chain with another nonfiction book as well.

 

Where did your #6Degrees chain take you this month? 

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  1. I love seeing where all the different chains lead! I enjoyed Any Human Heart, but then I nearly always enjoy Boyd. And I’ve had The Heart’s Invisible Furies on my TBR for ages… must get to it someday…

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  2. Fun chain! It’s been a while since I saw the movie Howard’s End, I didn’t even know there was a miniseries. I must investigate! The book is on my Classics Club list.

    Having recently finished Smith’s Swing Time, I think I might be done with her. I’ve read that and White Teeth, and while I think she is talented, her books are just too all over the place for me.

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  3. That’s a great chain. I loved The Wonder and I like the way you linked it to another spoon cover! The Heart’s Invisible Furies isn’t my favourite John Boyne book but I did enjoy it – I hope you do too.

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  4. You reminded me about the Howard’s End miniseries – I jumped online to see when it was on in Australia and you wouldn’t believe it but I’d missed the first episode by an hour! Hopefully it’s on catch-up!

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  5. Great chain! I particularly like the spoon link. The only one I’ve read is Howard’s End – I’ve watched the mini series and think the book is better, but then that’s my usual reaction to TV/film adaptations.:)

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  6. This is a brilliant chain; I love the spoons and umbrellas but the books themselves are superb choices regardless. You’ve reminded me that I still have the latest Howard’s End to watch. Must get to that!

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