As ever, a huge thank you to Annabel Smith and Emma Chapman for letting me use their idea for the 6Degrees meme. If you want to join in, just start with The Jungle Book and make your own chain of six books, linking in any way you like. (And remember to add the link at the end!)
The Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling is a book I haven't read but one that I really want to tackle for the #2016ClassicsChallenge which is hosted by my friend Stacey over at The Pretty Books. Another one I'm aiming to read for the challenge is Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen.
Pride and Prejudice has been adapted for screen numerous times, with Keira Knightley starring in the most recent film version. (Except for Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, anyway!) Keira also starred in the TV mini-series based on Rosamunde Pilcher's Coming Home, one of my favourite adaptations.
Coming Home is published as adult but I think it's a perfect read for teens as well - it starts with central character Judith Dunbar and best friend Loveday Carey-Lewis as teens and sees them grow up and deal with the outbreak of World War II. Another adult novel with huge crossover appeal is Eva Rice's The Lost Art of Keeping Secrets.
The Lost Art of Keeping Secrets is set in the 1950s, as is Robin Talley's stunning Lies We Tell Ourselves, a superb book looking at civil rights in America and two girls - one black, one white - who fall in love when their school is desegregated.
And Lies We Tell Ourselves is one of the eight books on the fabulous Carnegie shortlist - I love so many of them! Another favourite of mine is the fantastic The Rest Of Us Just Live Here by Patrick Ness.
Check back in future weeks for great guest posts from Sofi Croft, Chelle from Tales of Yesterday, and two others to be announced! And please take part on your own blog and leave a link below!