Six Degrees of Separation

August 2016 Year of Wonders to Blood Harvest  – via Company of Liars, In Bitter Chill, The Blood Detective, Asta’s Book, Anna Marklin’s Family Chronicles

September 2016 Flowers in the Attic to We Have Always Lived in the Castle – via Her Fearful Symmetry, Falling Angels, Miss Garnet’s Angel, Wilful Behaviour, Atonement

October 2016 Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close to The Wasp Factory – via Little Boy Lost, One Fine Day, Watership Down, Awakening, Death in the Clouds

November 2016   Never Let Me Go to A Fear of Dark Water – via The Remains of the Day, The Day of the Lie, Schindler’s List, The Secret River, Standing Water

December 2016  Revolutionary Road to On Chesil Beach – via The Ghost Road, Bird Song, Travelling to Infinity, Thomas Hardy: the Time-Torn Man, The Mayor of Casterbridge

January 2017  The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo to Raven Black – via The Water Horse, The Rose of Sebastopol, The Name of the Rose, A Whispered Name, Dissolution

February 2017  Fates and Furies to The Graveyard Book – via Before the Fact, The Marriage Lie, Wreckage, The Sea Detective, The Ghosts of Altona

March 2017  Fever Pitch to Life after Life – via A Death in the Dales, A Place of Execution, Winter in Madrid, Gone with the Wind, Cloud Atlas

April 2017 Room to Wives and Daughters – via The Long Song, At the End of the Orchard, Hallowe’en Party, Bones and Silence

May 2017 The Slap to The Cipher Garden – via The Gravedigger’s Daughter,  The Secret Scripture, A Pale View of Hills, The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet, Autumn

June 2017 Shopgirl to Molly Fox’s Birthday – via The Old Curiosity Shop, The Ghost Riders of Ordebec, The Body in the Ice, Northanger Abbey, The Burning

July 2017 Picnic at Hanging Rock to A Study in Scarlet – via Morgan’s Run, The First Man in Rome, The Hand That First Held Mine, Present Tense, the Crimson Rooms,

August 2017 Pride and Prejudice to Digging To America – via Jane Austen at Home, Agatha Christie at Home, Ink in the Blood, The Blood Detective, The Legacy

September 2017 Wild Swans to A Dark Adapted Eye – via Falling Leaves, The Buttonmaker’s Daughter, The Tiger in the Smoke, Our Mutual Friend, A Dark and Twisted Tide

October 2017 from Water Like Chocolate to The Spy Who Came In From The Cold – via The Lacuna, Evil Under the Sun, Blue Heaven, Half of a Yellow Sun, and Operation Mincemeat

November 2017 from Less than Zero to The Book of Dust via Towards Zero, I Claudius and Claudius the God, A Game of Thrones, The Sunne in Splendour, and The Pillars of the Earth

December 2017 from It to The Vanishing Box via Joyland, Dark Matter, Alive Alive Oh!, Six Tudor Queens Katherine of Aragon, and The Sisters Who Would Be Queen


January 2018 from No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency to White Nights via The Careful Use of Compliments, The Inspector’s Daughter, The Falls, The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr Hyde, and A Child’s Garden of Verses

February 2018 from Lincoln in the Bardo to Iris via Team of Rivals, Body Parts, The Death of the Moth and Other Essays, The Behaviour of Moths, The Bell

March 2018 from The Beauty Myth to The Labours of Hercules via Helen of Troy, Mythos, Tantalus, The Penelopiad, and Weight

April 2018 from Memoirs of a Geisha to Murder on the Eiffel Tower via An Artist of the Floating World To the Bright Edge of the World, A Cold Day for Murder, Silver Lies and Pompeii

May 2018 from The Poisonwood Bible to Crucible via Fortunes Rocks, Wolf Hall, Lamentation, Barnaby Rudge, and The Raven’s Head

June 2018 from The Tipping Point to Five Red Herrings via The Point of Rescue, The Secret Place, A Lesson in Secrets, Dead Scared, and Time is a Killer

July 2018 from Tales of the City to Fear in the Sunlight via Completely Unexpected Tales, Don’t Look Now, The Man in the Picture, The Picture of Dorian Gray, Oscar Wilde and the Candlelight Murders

August 2018 from Atonement to Out of Bounds via Kew Gardens, The Gardens of the Dead, The Black Friar, He Who Whispers, Cauldstane

September 2018 from Where Am I Now? to The Book of Illusions via When Will There Be Good News?, One Good Turn, Three Act Tragedy, The Mysterious Mr Quin, and Breaking Point

October 2018 from The Outsiders to The Mill on the Floss via The Outsider  (L’Etranger), The Plague, A Journal of the Plague Year, The Plague Charmer, and The Western Wind

November 2018 from Vanity Fair to Oliver Twist via Pinkerton’s Sister, A Dead Language, The Beautiful Dead, Killing Eve and Worth Killing For

December 2018 from A Christmas Carol to No Further Questions via The Holly-Tree Inn, The Moonstone, Diamonds are Forever, The ABC Murders, and The House at Seas End


January 2019 from The French Lieutenant’s Woman to The Lieutenant via The Mystery of Edwin Drood, Drood, Elizabeth Barrett-Browning: a Biography, Dumb Witness, and Now We Shall Be Entirely Free

February 2019 from Flight Club to to The Word is Murder via The Friday Night Knitting Club, Dying in the Wool, Gallows View, When Will There Be Good News and A Good Hanging

March 2019 from The Arsonist to The Ashes of London via Saturday, Mrs Dalloway, The Murder on the Links, The Chalk Circle Man and Titus Groan

April 2019 from How to be Both to The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie via Happenstance, Silent Voices, Fair of Face, An Unsuitable Job for a Woman and Cat Among the Pigeons

May 2019 from The Dry to The Song of Troy via Longbourne, Rebecca, The Widow’s War, Small Wars, and The Island

June 2019 from Murmur to AlanTuring: the Enigma via The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, The Quarry, The Ruin, Everything But the Truth and Harbour Street

July 2019 from Where the Wild Things Are to Gaudy Night via, Even Dogs in the Wild, Dog Will Have His Day, The Cat Who Could Read Backwards, The Wych Elm and Death at the President’s Lodging

August 2019 from Gaudy Night to The Cuckoo’s Calling via Endless Night, The Brimstone Wedding, The Craftsman, The Graveyard Book and Silas Marner

September 2019 from A Gentleman in Moscow to A People’s Tragedy via Mrs Harris Goes to Moscow, Archangel, Midnight in St Petersburg, Sashenka and Doctor Zhivago

October 2019 from Three Women to The Evidence Against You via D H Lawrence: the Life of an Outsider, Women in Love, The Lost Man, Sarah Thornhill and The Tea Planter’s Wife

November 2019 from Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland to Strong Poison via Malice in Wonderland, Our Longest Days, Testament of Youth, and Agatha Christie’s Autobiography

December 2019 from Sanditon to The Lambs of London via Castle Dor, The Last Enchantment, King Arthur’s Bones, Fools and Mortals and Shakespeare the Biography


January 2020 from Daisy and the Six to Thirteen via Face It, The Ballad of Jethro Tull, Dreamwalker, The Hangman’s Song, and The Way of All Flesh

February 2020 from Fleishman is in Trouble to Sweet Tooth via Troublesome Words, The Sentence is Death, Sparkling Cyanide, Fear in the Sunlight and Do Not Disturb

March 2020 from Wolfe Island to Blue Island via The Book of Lost and Found, The Flight, A Rustle of Silk, The House of Silk and Blue Lightning

April 2020 from Stasiland to A Lovely Way to Burn via Black Dogs, The Burning Chambers, The Bookman’s Tale, The Lost Symbol, and A Journey of the Plague Year

May 2020 from The Road to The Dogs of Riga via Where Three Roads Meet, The Labours of Hercules, Why Didn’t They Ask Evans, Saving Missy and After the Fire

June 2020 from Normal People to The Inheritance of Loss, Instructions for a Heatwave, All the Birds Singing, Seeking Whom He May Devour, The Tenderness of Wolves and The Other Side of the Bridge

July 2020 from What I Loved to The Doll Factory via Keeping the Word Away, Theft, The Lost Man, Wakenhyrst and The Clockmaker’s Daughter

August 2020 from How To Do Nothing to A Walk in the Woods via How To Stop Time, The Witchfinder’s Sister, Thin Air, Cairngorm John and Gray Mountain

September 2020 from Rodham to Kidnapped via What Happened, An Autobiography, Absent in the Spring, Cards on the Table, and Postern of Fate.

October 2020 from The Turn of the Screw to A Jealous Ghost via The Ghost, Mortmain Hall, Rivers of London, The Glass Guardian and Broken Voices

November 2020 from The Dogs of Riga to The Mysterious Affair at Styles via A Killing of Angels, The Dark Angel, The Crossing Places, The Moonstone and The Suspicions of Mr Whicher

December 2020 from Are You There God? It’s Me Margaret to Bring Up the Bodies, via The Highest Tide, The Sea Detective, The Sea Change, Time’s Echo, and The Phantom Tree