This month the chain begins with No One is Talking About This by Patricia Lockwood. I have not read this novel, and it doesn't really sound like it would be something I would enjoy. I am going to make my first link using the idea of talking. Another book that I haven't read, but one that I will get to one of these days is We Need to Talk About Kevin by Lionel Shriver. That novel is on my TBR list because I was absolutely blown away by Shriver's novel The Post-Birthday World. It is a what-if story about a woman and the two men that she might have spent her life loving. Another wonderful book that is a story created from alternate possibilities is My Nine Lives: Chapters of a Possible Past by Ruth Prawer Jhabvala. In this novel (Jhabvala's 18th) the author is the subject and a series of stories (with some of the same people appearing in them) shows alternative possibilities for how she might have lived her life. Some of those nine lives take place in India, as does The Ministry of Utmost Happiness by Arundhati Roy. This is a huge and sweeping story filled with horror and love, and the intimate struggles of facing each day as it comes. I wanted to read Roy's new book because I loved her first novel (published 20 years earlier), The God of Small Things. Another excellent novel set in India, though this one is in the very different world of British-occupied India, is A Passage to India by E. M. Forster.