Tales Post – 6 Degrees: Harry Potter to…

61d3km0A2+L__SX395_BO1,204,203,200_The wonderful Jim ( @YAYeahYeah ) has invited everyone to join in with a YA/MG focused version of the fantastic #6degrees meme, started by Emma Chapman and Annabel Smith over on www.teensonmoonlane.co.uk

You can find Jim’s announcement post here

So the idea of 6 Degrees is to post a chain of 6 books, starting with the book that Jim has nominated for that month and from there a list of 5 more books with each successive pair linked together by a different connection!

Sounds fun right?!

Jim kicked off this months today – you can find his post here

And the book nominated to start from this month is…..


Harry Potter (either the Philosopher’s Stone or the series as a whole)

We are all encouraged to create our own and link up at the bottom of this post

Jim also has some fab guest posts lined up throughout the month so don’t miss those!

I can’t wait to see everyone’s choices!

So here goes……


61d3km0A2+L__SX395_BO1,204,203,200_The stunning illustrated version of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone by J K Rowling was released last year and bought to life with the most beautiful illustrations by the wonderful Jim Kay.  A stunning edition of a much loved book much like the new edition of Which Witch? by Eva Ibbotson.


Which Witch? by Eva Ibbotson is one of several new editions of these brilliant Eva Ibbotson books illustrated by the brilliant Alex T Smith.  Brilliant stories topped with gorgeous new illustrated covers by a brilliant illustrator make a brilliant magical read just like The Dreamsnatcher by Abi Elphinstone.

51b8SV67TQL__SX326_BO1,204,203,200_The Dreamsnatcher by Abi Elphinstone is a magical read from start to finish.  Moll and Gryff take on the evil Skull and is packed full of magic and adventure and was on of my favourite reads of 2015!  As was Jellicoe Road by Melina Marchetta.

51t5eP-fR+L__SX345_BO1,204,203,200_Jellicoe Road by Melina Marchetta was bought for me as a secret Santa present and I shamefully admit that I had not heard of this book before.  It became an instant favourite with me and pulled on all my heart strings and I was left an emotional wreck.  This book still makes me cry even when I think about it now much like All The Bright Places by Jennifer Niven.

41kFr8qkXiL__SX324_BO1,204,203,200_All The Bright Places by Jennifer Niven tells the story of Violet and Finch and is set to be made into a film very soon.  I found it to be a very emotional book and it destroyed me!  Much like the book I have read this week The Sleeping Prince by Melinda Salisbury.

Sleeping Prince

If you have read this book you will know why!  If you haven’t Melinda Salisbury will crush your soul!

So there you have it!

Join in and share your 6 Degrees of Harry Potter here

A huge thank you to Jim for restarting this idea and encouraging everyone to join in!  It was so much fun!

What did you think of the choices above?  What books would you choose?  How would the be linked?  Why not leave a comment using the reply button at the top of the page or tweet me on twitter using @chelleytoy !

Happy linking!



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3 Responses

  1. I’m just about the start The Sleeping Prince, but now I’m scared because virtually everyone who’s read it seem to say the same thing; expect to have your soul crushed! All that aside though, I loved this meme! I found myself at work making up random book connections. Here’s my 6 Degrees – http://mikaylasbookshelf.blogspot.co.uk/2016/02/6-degrees-harry-potter-to-wishsong-of.html

  2. Caitlin says:

    I love your chain!! Jellicoe Road may also be featuring in my post on Teens On Moon Lane later in the month… 😉

  3. Katrina says:

    ‘All The Bright Places’ AND ‘The Dream Snatcher’ have appeared on a couple of lists, I’ll definitely have to check them out! ‘All The Bright Places’ is actually sat on my TBR pile just waiting for me to get to it! Great choices btw 🙂 I love that Eva Ibbotson cover.

    Here is mine!

    Katrina @ Chased By My Imagination