#SixDegreesofSeparation from The Casual Vacancy to The Dangerous Days of Daniel X


This is the first time I am participating in this meme that’s been going around for the last year. In this meme, a book is chosen by Annabelle and Emma – the folks running the meme, and then we add 6 books that are related in some way or the other to this book.

This month, the chosen book is The Casual Vacancy by J.K.Rowling.

The Casual Vacancy by J.K.Rowling

The Casual Vacancy by J.K.Rowling

  1. The Casual Vacancy automatically makes me think of the Harry Potter books, because duh same author. My apologies for being utterly predictable here, but frankly nothing else entered my mind.
  2. When I think of Harry Potter, another sweet YA Fantasy series comes to mind, and that is the Septimus Heap series by Angie Sage.
  3. Continuing in the Fantasy line where witches rule, is the Sookie Stackhouse series by Charlaine Harris, which are chock-a-block full of magical characters
  4. One of which is a vampire, which automatically brings to mind the original vampire series that I love to loathe – The Twilight series by Stephenie Meyer.
  5. Apart from the Twilight books, Stephenie Meyer also wrote The Host, which I liked a lot. I never understood how this little gem of a book that deals with aliens takes a backseat to the vampire novels.
  6. The Host reminds me of The Dangerous Days of Daniel X by James Patterson which deals with aliens but in the most horrible way. This is probably the worst book I ever read since I started blogging.


So, there you go from troubled teens to aliens in a strange planet, that’s my six degrees of separation for you.

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Check out Annabel’s chain here, and Emma’s chain here. Link yours in the comments below, so we all can take a look!

  • Karen

    i’d have struggled to get further than your first point about Harry Potter too

  • AnnabelSmith

    Thanks for joining the meme. I’m intrigued to know exactly what was so horrible about Daniel X?

    • Nishita

      @AnnabelSmith:disqus haha, you would have to read my review. But take my word for it, it’s pretty awful. Written badly, weak plot, a hot mess. I still shudder at the chapter that was written in bullet-points.

  • Wanton Ruminating

    I completely agree about the Host. I loved it and wondered much the same thing!

    • Nishita

      @wantonruminating:disqus I know. I never understand how some books become bestsellers, while others don’t.

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