Friday 4 March 2016

6 Degrees: Fangirl to...

The #6degrees meme moves here from now on, instead of Teens On Moon Lane! A huge thank you, once again, to Annabel Smith and Emma Chapman for letting me use their idea. If you want to join in, just start with Fangirl and make your own chain of six books, linking in any way you like. (And remember to add the link at the end!)

Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell is one of the first books I can recall reading with a character active in fandom - for the fictional Simon Snow book series (which stopped being fictional last year, when Rainbow wrote Carry On!) Another lead active in fandom is Frances in Alice Oseman's Radio Silence, a huge fan of podcast Universe City - which again stopped being fictional when the super-talented Alice started putting episodes on YouTube recently!

Alice is one of Claire Wilson's clients, as are a huge amount of my favourite authors! Another one of Claire's Coven who I'm a massive fan of is Lauren James, author of The Next Together. (By the way, Alice and Lauren are doing an event at Waterstones Birmingham on Saturday 16th April that looks INCREDIBLE! Don't miss it if you're near Birmingham.)

The Next Together features time travel, which isn't usually something I enjoy reading, but I still loved it! Another time-travel novel which I really adored was Heidi Heilig's The Girl From Everywhere, which takes place mainly in 19th century Hawaii but goes across centuries, continents, and even to imaginary lands.

The Girl From Everywhere is a fantastic story about pirates, as is The Abyss Surrounds Us by Emily Skrutskie, which is an incredibly exciting sci-fi story about a girl who trains sea monsters and is captured by pirates and forced to train one for them.

And The Abyss Surrounds Us has one of my all-time favourite same-gender romantic couples, as does Becky Albertalli's completely adorable Simon vs the Homo Sapiens Agenda, which sees two boys from the same school having an e-mail flirtation and trying to work up to revealing themselves to each other offline.

Check back in future weeks for fabulous guest posts from Debbie from Snuggling on the Sofa and two authors to be announced soon! And don't forget to join in yourself, on your blog or in the comments section, and add your links below!

1 comment:

  1. I *love* this feature, Jim, and you've talked about lots of my favourite books! I can't wait to read The Girl From Everywhere.