The June 2018 book is: The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference by Malcolm Gladwell
My chain this month includes: matches, books set in Ohio, modern retellings of classics, and titles featuring female first names.
I still haven’t read The Tipping Point, but it is on my TBR list. I’ve also included three other books from my TBR, along with three that I have already read.
To start off the chain, I’ve chosen another book with matches on its cover:
Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman
I’ve heard nothing but good things about this popular 2017 release, and I hope to get to it soon. If you’re not careful with matches, you may accidentally start:
Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng
After being blown away by Everything I Never Told You, I cannot wait to finally read this. Little Fires Everywhere is one of my 20 Books of Summer, so I should be enjoying it very soon. This family drama is set in Ohio, as is:
Eligible by Curtis Sittenfeld
Honestly, I was pretty disappointed with this contemporary retelling of Pride and Prejudice. A modern retelling of a classic that I do remember enjoying however, is:
Jane by April Lindner
This YA novel is a take on Jane Eyre in which Jane works as a nanny for the daughter of a famous rockstar. I don’t remember too much about it, but I think I found it to be an entertaining read with a clever and plausible contemporary update. Jane obviously doesn’t hold a candle to the greatest Jane Eyre retelling of all time:
Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier
Rebecca is brilliant, gripping, and atmospheric. I’m thrilled that it seems to be getting so much attention over the past few years, and I am way overdue on a re-read. Sticking with the theme of books featuring a female name for a title:
Alena by Rachel Pastan
Alena also happens to be a retelling of Rebecca. This is set in the art world, where instead of being haunted by a former first wife, the unnamed heroine is haunted by the woman who previously held her job. I’ve been wanting to read this for a while, but the mixed reviews have put me off a bit.
Where did your #6degrees chain take you this month?