Book Connections, Reading challenge

Connect Five Books – January/February


Join me for 2019 in Connect Five – Books.

Remember you didn’t need to sign up for this challenge you can just join in as you see you have five connections.

When you have five that connect in whatever way you are able to group them then link up. How might you do this?

  • Write and link up a blog post
  • Share the five books on Instagram and link up
  • Have a Goodreads shelf and link that up – this may be a little different but maybe use it in combination with a comment would be helpful.
  • Or… if you belong to none of these places, share five books in a comment.

What’s the Challenge?

To look for connections between books you read. There will be  many connections that just float over our awareness. Let’s see can we raise that a bit, whether its fairly surface level or something deeper.

If you need some guidelines for this then see the original post. Connect Five Books.


  • A book can only be used once for this challenge in the year.
  • The books must be read in 2019.
  • Books can be carried over until you have five of something. It may take a few months to gather five of something.
  • You may have  many connections of five to link up . So if you have two groups of five then you can link up twice and so on within a month.
  • You may just link one group of five during the year, or many each month. It depends on how many connections you come across!
  •  Use the hashtag  #connect5books2019 if sharing on social media.


Each month I will post a link up on the last Wednesday of the month. The link up will be open until the  Tuesday before the last Wednesday of the next month. The first link is today January 30th 2019.


A Giveaway

For those who have a five book connection and link up there will be a random prize draw for one reader who will win a book of their choice for that month from the Book Depository. The last link up will be posted in November and go through December. At the end of the year there will be one draw as well for all those who have participated during the year, –  a book of choice from the Book Depository up to the value of $18 U.S.

16 thoughts on “Connect Five Books – January/February”

  1. Neat idea – I love making connections between books but I usually only come up with two or three. I will see if I can get up to five. Thanks for creating this challenge!

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    1. Ok, I thiiiink I’ve done it and added the link to the link-up. For further clarification, I’ve connected 5 books with neuroatypical central characters:
      1) All the Bright Places: one character has bipolar disorder
      2) I Was Born For This: one of the MCs has Anxiety.
      3) The Vanishing Stair: MC is in treatment for Anxiety.
      4) Solitaire: MC suffers from Depression.
      5) Eliza and Her Monsters: MC suffers a panic attack and other (spoilery) things.
      It was very interesting to see how successfully or not (in my opinion, of course) they portrayed these issues, how they were incorporated into the narrative and the characters’ personality, as well as the weight they had in their stories.

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