6 Degrees of Separation: Sorrow and Bliss by Meg Mason

About the Book

“Martha Friel just turned forty. Once, she worked at Vogue and planned to write a novel. Now, she creates internet content. She used to live in a pied-à-terre in Paris. Now she lives in a gated community in Oxford, the only person she knows without a PhD, a baby or both, in a house she hates but cannot bear to leave. But she must leave, now that her husband Patrick—the kind who cooks, throws her birthday parties, who loves her and has only ever wanted her to be happy—has just moved out.”

OR since that is one of the worst blurbs ever, click the linked text to read my review

How the meme works

Books can be linked in obvious ways – for example, books by the same authors, from the same era or genre, or books with similar themes or settings. Or, you may choose to link them in more personal ways: books you read on the same holiday, books given to you by a particular friend, books that remind you of a particular time in your life, or books you read for an online challenge.

A book doesn’t need to be connected to all the other books on the list, only to the ones next to them in the chain. You can read all the rules at Books Are My Favourite and Best.

My Chain


My first thought was “Meg”–so another book by an author named Meg is The Wife by Meg Wolitzer.


Another novel about the wife of a famous writer is The Paris Wife: A Novel  by Paula McLain. My review was lost on my old blog, but I loved it.


Another book with Paris in the title that involves an affairs is The 6:41 to Paris by Jean-Philippe Blondel and translated by Alison Anderson.


Another book featuring a train trip is The Last Train to London: A Novel by Meg Waite Clayton. (It is also another book by a “Meg.”)


A chocolatier has a big part in The Last Train to London. Another book with a chocolatier is Chocolat: A Novel b Joanne Harris. (My review for this book was lost).


Chocolat featured a priest and in Glass of Blessings by Barbara Pym like most of the Pym books I’ve read so far, are always debating High Church or Low Church, Catholic and Anglican priests are usually in there somewhere. Tenuous link, but it brings us back to London!


Next Month


Why not join the fun next month when the starting book will be Wintering by Katherine May (my review is linked) an interesting nonfiction choice!

13 thoughts on “6 Degrees of Separation: Sorrow and Bliss by Meg Mason

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  1. I saw the film of The Wife – excellent. I have a copy of The Paris Wife on my shelf, but haven’t read it yet. Chocolat was okay, but The Last Train to London was marvelous! I’m a bit worried about next months starting book, though.


  2. Haven’t read any of these but some certainly look interesting. Looking forward to next months, finally starting a book I have read, even if it is wintering in summer but a useful book whatever the season.

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  3. Great chain … I love the cover of 6:41 to Paris, but the only book here that I’ve read is Chocolat. And, I’ve read another by Barbara Pym. Just not this one. What a shame to have lost those reviews. I’d be devastated if that happened to me.

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