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Six Degrees of Separation from It to Simon vs. The Homo Sapiens Agenda

It’s Saturday, the first one of the month, which means it’s time for another Six Degrees of Separation. This month my chain linked to fantasy and contemporary YA books.

In case you don’t know, 6 Degrees of Separation, hosted by hosted by Kate @ Booksaremyfavoriteandbest, is where we connect the book Kate gives us to six other books. You can follow the activity on Twitter with the hashtag #6Degrees.

#6Degrees of Separation from It to Simon

We’re starting with Stephen King’s It. As a pocket-size book, it looks like a brick, which makes it daunting for me to read. The same goes for the pocket-size edition of Diana Gabaldon’s Outlander.

Outlander features traveling by stone (to a different time period), and A Darker Shade of Magic, by V.E. Schwab, uses a unique form of travel to travel between four worlds. This method is done by blood magic and mostly through walls.

Just as A Darker Shade of Magic operates in a multiverse, The Magician’s Nephew, by C.S. Lewis, operates similarly with Narnia and our world as only two of them. The other universes can be accessed by pools that a ring takes you to.

The Magician’s Nephew was my first good experience with an audiobook. One of my recent good experiences with an audiobook is Girl Mans Up by M-E Girard. That’s not to say I’ve finished it. I will finish it at some point during this second checkout period because I want to finish it as an audiobook.

Girl Mans Up is queer fiction, like Georgia Peaches and Other Forbidden Fruit by Jaye Robin Brown. Joanne Gordon, from Jaye Robin Brown’s novel, lived in Atlanta, Georgia, and returns a couple of times after moving away. That brings me to Simon Spier from Simon vs. The Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli. He goes to party in Atlanta, Georgia, one night, and he lives close enough to do it.

From a horror novel to multiverse fantasy novels to novels starring LGBTQ-identifying characters, Stephen King’s It is separated six degrees from Simon vs. The Homo Sapiens Agenda. What does your chain look like?


4 thoughts on “Six Degrees of Separation from It to Simon vs. The Homo Sapiens Agenda

  1. You certainly travelled a long way in your six degrees of separation! The only one on your list that I’ve read is The Magician’s Nephew, which I think was actually one of the last ones I read in the Narnia series, even though chronologically it comes first. Think it’s time for a re-read!


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