Six Degrees of Separation: Fleishman Is in Trouble to The Lunar Chronicles

February 18, 2020 Six Degrees of Separation 28

Six Degrees of Separation is a monthly link-up hosted by Kate of Books Are My Favourite and Best. On the first Saturday of every month, a book is chosen as a starting point and linked to six other books to form a chain. Readers and bloggers are invited to join in by creating their own ‘chain’ leading from the selected book.

The featured book is Fleishman Is in Trouble by Taffy Brodesser-Akner. I’ve never heard of this book (I have a feeling this might be a theme for me with this meme since there aren’t many YA or children’s books featured), so I just went with the first thing that caught my eye on the cover and used that as my jumping off point: the skyscrapers.

The city skyline on the cover of Fleishman made me think of a book with the ultimate skyscraper: The Thousandth Floor by Katharine McGee. This book is full of soap-opera worthy drama and a creepy sibling relationship. That creepy sibling relationship made me think of my next book:

Forbidden by Tabitha Suzuma goes deep into creepy sibling relationship territory … and then it just keeps going. This book is incredibly disturbing and also heart-wrenching, and it made me sob uncontrollably while reading it.

Another book that made me cry hysterically was All the Bright Places by Jennifer Niven. I read this book, which delves into some serious mental health issues, on my birthday in 2015. Happy birthday to me? (In the book’s defense, I knew what I was getting into when I picked it up.)

And now that I’ve mentioned my birthday, I immediately made the connection with … Birthday by Meredith Russo. This story of a transgender girl’s journey to self-acceptance made me cry too—boy this list is getting depressing!

Okay, so let’s go a little lighter. George by Alex Gino is a sweet middle-grade story about a transgender girl who just wants to play Charlotte the spider in the school play—and have the world see her for who she truly is. The single-name title of this book brought me to my next book…

Another book I’ve read with a single-word title that’s the main character’s name is Cinder by Marissa Meyer. Actually, now that I think of it, all of the full-length books in The Lunar Chronicles would fit this description. I’m using an image of the new Cinder cover because I know lots of you just want more reasons to feast your eyes on it.  🙂


And there you have it! I made my way from Fleishman Is in Trouble to The Lunar Chronicles, with a few detours along the way. I ended up with mostly YA in the list this time, which is interesting. I enjoy these meanderings through my (virtual) bookshelves!

What book comes to your mind when you think of Fleishman Is in Trouble? I want to know!

 

28 Responses to “Six Degrees of Separation: Fleishman Is in Trouble to The Lunar Chronicles”

  1. ShootingStarsMag

    I’ve heard of the first book, but it’s not one that I’ve read. However, I DO want to read Forbidden and I HAVE read George and the Lunar Chronicles. This is a fun little ‘game.’

    -Lauren

  2. Nicole @ BookWyrmKnits

    I also rarely know anything about the books chosen for the #6degrees starting points, but there’s still always something I can pick as a jumping off point. I do like that you can play along even without having read the starting book!

    Also, those new Lunar Chronicles covers are STUNNING. I’ve been drooling over them for a while now.

  3. Marcus Ampe

    At an other blog you wrote about this self-hosted WordPress site, where it did not seem to work to place a “Like” button. Your web searching gave you an option in your Jetpack plugin. which seems to work. You asked at the other blog to come over here and like a post for you so you could make sure it works. What it does!

    Your “Like” button seems to work now (after you had figgered it out)

  4. Malka @ Paper Procrastinators

    This is such a fun concept! I love how it’s a mix of word and picture association! My friend and I used to do something similar where one of us would draw a picture and the other would draw something we associated with the picture and on and on. It was a lot of fun!

    Also, having read Forbidden, I definitely agree that book is very disturbing but also amazing an heart wrenching. I couldn’t understand why people found this book so incredible until I read it for myself.

    Malka @ Paper Procrastinators recently posted: The Ultimate Recommendations Book Tag!
  5. Sam@wlabb

    You do have some deep books on this list, but they were wonderful books. Sometimes, I love a good crying book, and those tend to stay with me for a long time too

  6. Olivia Roach

    I’ve read the Thousandth Floor and it was very dramatic and yet I loved it. It shocked me! I have been wanting to read Forbidden since forever… and I love the Lunar Chronicles. 😉 I always love seeing these posts and thinking of what I would’ve come up with too.

    Olivia Roach recently posted: The Very Hungry Bookworm #1
  7. Dani @ Perspective of a Writer

    I love this meme! I’ve always had fun with it when I’ve done it. I love the links you made. I’ve wanted to read Forbidden for a while and leave it on my TBR when I’ve purged other books. And the Cinder cover is really so adorable!

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