Six Degrees of Separation: Where the Wild Things Are

I’ve finally gotten back to this fun monthly meme hosted by Kate at booksaremyfavouriteandbest where we take a given title and try to link six books together! I took an unintended break from the meme for the past few months because I really struggled to find any connections to the selected titles and lost track of time to make the posts, but now I’m back with this month’s choice of Where the Wild Things Are. Where will this title take me and where will I end up? Let’s find out!

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Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak

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Official Synopsis from Goodreads:

One night Max puts on his wolf suit and makes mischief of one kind and another, so his mother calls him ‘Wild Thing’ and sends him to bed without his supper.

That night a forest begins to grow in Max’s room and an ocean rushes by with a boat to take Max to the place where the wild things are.

Max tames the wild things and crowns himself as their king, and then the wild rumpus begins!

But when Max has sent the monsters to bed, and everything is quiet, he starts to feel lonely and realises it is time to sail home to the place where someone loves him best of all.

 

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 This is one of those fun childhood titles that we all remember reading. This title could send me in many different ways: enchanting settings, character named Max, fantastical creatures, beautiful illustrations, or in this case, a tie to the author’s name, Maurice! And who is another famous literary Maurice? If you’re a reader of the Maisie Dobbs mystery series, you’ll know the answer!

An Incomplete Revenge by Jacqueline Winspear

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 Maurice is the mentor to our main character, Maisie Dobbs, in this wonderful mystery series set in England after the end of WWI. Maurice is a presence that is strongly felt, and whenever I hear the name Maurice, I think of the character in these books. In this Maisie Dobbs entry, Maisie heads to Kent to the hop fields, and hops lead us into our next entry in the chain.

Death on Tap by Ellie Alexander

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Amazon     |     Goodreads    |     My Review

 Death on Tap is the first book in the Sloan Krause Mystery series, which is a cozy mystery series with a beer focus set in the enchanting town of Leavenworth, Washington, a Bavarian-styled town that sounds like a lot of fun. Another book with an enchanting setting is:

The Lost Carousel of Provence by Juliet Blackwell

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Amazon     |     Goodreads     |     My Review

 This book is set in France, and was such a fun, transporting read! The main character, Cady, loves photography and antiques, and antiques are the link to the next read!

The Hideaway by Lauren K. Denton

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Amazon    |     Goodreads    |     My Review

 Another back-in-forth in time read, with one character who loves antiques and restoration, The Hideaway has a bit of romance, and another enchanting setting! Another read with romance and enchantment is:

Lost Lake by Sarah Addison Allen

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Amazon    |     Goodreads     |     My Review

 This one has a tiny bit of magical realism to it, but most of all I remember how beautiful this book was in the atmosphere and setting. Another book with beautiful atmosphere is:

Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor

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Amazon     |     Goodreads    |     My Review

 Kind of fitting that we end up at Strange the Dreamer, right? We have magic and dreams and creatures, and I love it!


Well, there’s my return to the Six Degrees meme! We went to many enchanting places! Where will next month take me? Hopefully I’ll be able to get a post together for next month’s Six Degrees!

Have you read any of these books?

 

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