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. Read more at Books Are My Favorite and Best
My Review of The Snow Child by Eowyn Ivey
The first book that came to mind was about a different kind of “snow child”–a “love child” (well, possibly not, possibly something much worse) conceived by two great Hollywood stars while filming Call of the Wild in, among other places, Alaska where The Snow Child is set. Clark Gable and Loretta Young had a daughter. All The Stars in the Heavens by Adriana Trigiani tells the story of the whole thing–the daughter and her “beginnings.” (My review is linked).
Call of the Wild would have been too simple for the next book, instead I went with another book with “stars” in the title–one on my TBR for way too long. Ike and Bradley were among the members of that class–two cadets who ended their Army careers as 5 Star Generals (American equivalent of a Field Marshall). Bradley would be the last to ever have 5 stars.
(My weakest link) Someone who knew too much about the fort at West Point and had an evil itch to share it was Benedict Arnold, who appears in My Dear Hamilton (but NOT in Hamilton on Broadway) by Stephanie Dray and Laura Kamoie. I DNF-ed this due to the audio reader, but that’s not the author’s fault.
My Dear Hamilton was about Eliza Schuyler Hamilton. Another book…er…um, well PLAY, that features an “Eliza” is Shaw’s Pygmallion (and it’s movie counterpart My Fair Lady).
A book that tells of trying to get a role acting in a play is Helene Hanff’s Under Foot in Show Business.Hanff for many years wrote television scripts–plays for t.v.
A book that could almost be a fictionalized version of Under Foot in Show Business is Herman Wouk’s Marjorie Morningstar.
Once again, I did not bring my chain “full circle,” but that isn’t required.
Why not join the fun next month (January 7, 2023), when we’ll start with Beach Read by Emily Henry