Book Connections, Reading challenge

Connect Five Books June – August

BannerJoin me for 2019 in Connect Five – Books.

Congratulations to the giveaway winner for the May – June link up Carolyn from the Riedel Fascination blog. She linked five books by choosing that they were all set in European countries.  

Other choices for the last two months were…

I was very impressed by the five books with alliterative titles I have to admit. I don’t think I could do that!

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?  One of these ways is good.

  • 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.

Remember:

  • 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.

When?

Every second month I will post a link up on the last Wednesday of the month. This one will finish on the last Wednesday of August.  (I have changed this, I was going to do it every month, but every second month is going on trial!)

#connect5books2019

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

This link will close last Wednesday in August.  (NZ time!)

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

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21 thoughts on “Connect Five Books June – August”

  1. You are very sweet, Nicole and indeed, this makes our collaboration as communal as intended!

    Kathryn, I eagerly watch for the edits, while folks are reading this current post. 🙂 “40+ heroes and heroines” was my tmost creative theme. Novels need more adult, 40+ heroines. I notice another tweak to make, pretty please. I achieved something more challenging than merely “states” and “Europe”. I read 5 different US states, and was honoured to win with 5 different European countries. The wording was just right on the countries. 🙂 I have been catching-up, myself and linked reviews for most books. A few more to write and I am even with my present reading ~ phew!

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  2. You are very sweet, Nicole and indeed, this makes our collaboration as communal as intended!

    Kathryn, I will eagerly watch for the edits, while folks are reading this current post. 🙂 “40+ heroes and heroines” was my trickiest and most creative theme. Novels need more adult, 40+ heroines. I notice another tweak to make, pretty please. I achieved something more challenging than merely reading “countries”, “states”, “Europe”. I read 5 different countries, 5 different US states, and was honoured to win with 5 different European countries. I have been catching-up, myself and have linked reviews for most of those books. I have a few more to write and then I am even with my present reading ~ phew!

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  3. A post about me! Oh, how nice, Kathryn! My European category won but you MUST, please, add my most ambitious and creative one to this list: “40+ year-old heroes and heroines”! I am proud of that in particular. I am honoured and grateful to have won, as I wrote in e-mail. I thank everyone who visited my blog posts and reviews, like Bev and Nicole. You are so sweet!

    I will announce with glee when my Louise Penny books arrive, especially the novella hard to find in print. I am excited your next post is already up and am working on ideas for filling it, if I am allowed to win again this year. With appreciation and happy spirits, Carolyn!

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    1. Patty, it is easy to keep track at Goodreads.com! I make my own Notepad or Word document list, too: including titles, authors, and first release years. When I review each book, I add my Amazon.ca or Goodreads.com URLs beneath the titles. I keep files of my writing and reading history, even if an account or website became unavailable.

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    1. Debbie, my home city knows floods, so our hearts go out to everyone near them. Thank goodness our neighbourhood did not get them but everyone pitches in at times like these. You have likely heard of Winnipeg, Manitoba. I moved to forestland and pray that we will never know fires here, either. I pray that everything will be well with your family, pets included highly and belongings, too. Sincerely, Carolyn.

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    1. Thank you, my friend, Nicole! I was thrilled by your comments right at my WordPress posts and answered you there immediately. It is nice to receive mention here too. My reviews of the books I contributed (especially with “40+ year-old heroes and heroines”!) are nearly done. Sincerely, Carolyn.

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